Climate Change News

Trump Could Rip Up Decades of Climate Deals in a Year

It took more than two decades for nations around the world to forge an agreement to save the planet from global warming. Within one year, Donald Trump could leave it in tatters. Trump, who has said climate change is a …

Global Fight Against Climate Change to ‘Suffer a Blow’ from Trump Victory

The global fight against climate change will suffer a blow from Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, threatening the industries working to clean up pollution from fossil fuel. The next president has questioned the science of climate change, …

Earth’s Temperatures Hit Record Highs Between 2011 and 2015

Earth experienced its hottest half-decade on record between 2011 and 2015 and the floods, droughts and storms unleashed by rising temperatures are likely only a prelude to new weather extremes, the World Meteorological Organization said. As delegates from almost 200 …

Climate Change Is Major Concern for 78% of SMEs: Zurich Report

Climate change is a major concern for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to Zurich Insurance Group’s fourth annual global SME survey. Almost four-fifths (78 percent) of SMEs surveyed expected risks associated with climate change to have a significant effect …

The Hartford Goes Green for Millennials

If Alexandra Zepp is typical of those in a millennial generation that’s beginning to account for a larger and more influential portion of the nation’s workforce, then what she has to say about her choice of companies to work for …

West Antarctica’s Ice Loss Shows Signs of Becoming ‘Unstoppable’

If you want to see the future of New York, Tokyo, or Mumbai, look no further than West Antarctica, where a warmer sea is turning ice into water that may be headed to your doorstep. The bottom of the world …

Exxon Heads for Courtroom Faceoff With New York in Climate Change Probe

Exxon Mobil Corp. is headed to a courtroom in New York for the first time to try to block the state’s demand for accounting documents about how climate change will affect its finances. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, probing …

Could More State Commissioners Require Climate Disclosure?

Max Messervy took a decidedly positive tack when pried again and again to reveal any negative reaction to a report he puts together every so often. Messervy, the insurance program manager at sustainability leadership advocate Ceres, is one of the …

More Insurers Disclosing Climate Change Risks, Report Shows

Insurers in the U.S. are increasingly willing to disclose their risk management practices related to climate change, and that in part may be attributable to last year’s global accord in Paris and shifting attitudes in the business world on the …

Study: Climate Change Has Doubled Western U.S. Forest Fires

A new study says that human-induced climate change has doubled the area affected by forest fires in the U.S. West over the last 30 years. Since 1984 heightened temperatures and resulting aridity have caused fires to spread across an additional …