Climate Change News

U.S. Dominates Climate Change Litigation

It’s almost counterintuitive if you think about it. There is far more litigation related to climate change in the U.S. compared with Europe, which is usually considered more progressive on the issue. For an example of how climate change can …

Group Requests Investigation Into Whether Florida Banned Climate-Change Terms

Did Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration ban state environmental scientists from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in their work? Scott says no, but some former employees say supervisors forbade them from using the terms – a striking …

Report: Florida Officials Banned From Saying ‘Climate Change’, ‘Global Warming’

Florida’s government may have figured out a way to beat climate change: ignore it. A report by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) published Sunday details the claims by employees of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, who say that they …

India Tops List of Countries at Risk From River Flooding, Analysis Shows

Gross domestic product at risk of flooding in India, the world’s second-most populous nation, may surge 10-fold by 2030 as cities expand and climate challenges worsen, according to the World Resources Institute. A new online global flood-analyzing tool developed by …

Climate Change Modeling on Cusp of Paradigm Shift

In the face of growing interest in climate change impacts, several big catastrophe modelers said they’ve heard from more clients interested in receiving climate-related data and they believe the field is on the cusp of a change in the way …

Climate Change Measure Advanced in Oregon Senate

The Oregon Senate this week passed a climate change bill that was one of Gov. John Kitzhaber’s top legislative priorities. The approval in a 17-13 vote sent the measure to the state House. The bill would extend Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard, …

Global Climate Deal Blueprint Emerges From UN Gathering in Geneva

Envoys from some 190 nations are taking more seriously the idea of setting a goal for phasing out the pollution from fossil fuels, lending support to the movement against investments in oil and coal companies. After a week of discussions …

Climate Change Regulations for Insurers Not Out of Realm of Possibility

Some sort of climate change regulation for the insurance industry could be just around the corner. Then again, it might not be. It’s a tossup in the eyes of Don Reed, a managing director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ U.S. sustainable business solutions …

Climate Change Affecting Hawaii Island Storms, Researchers Say

Two university of Hawaii researchers say climate change is affecting rainfall on Hawaii Island. The researchers say heavy rainstorms are occurring more often on the Big Island. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Ying Chen and Pao-Shin Chu reported their findings in …

Deloitte Insurance Report Keys in on Climate Change

The potential impact of climate change on the insurance industry was important enough for consulting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. to include the topic as a significant part of its recent 2015 Property and Casualty Insurance Outlook. The bulk of …