Climate Change News

Europe to Experience More Droughts Due to Climate Change

Europe is poised to suffer more droughts as the 21st century progresses because of climate change, according to a study by the European Union’s Joint Research Centre and Germany’s University of Kassel. Many river basins, particularly in southern Europe, will …

United Nations Explores Climate Change Solutions; Urges Carbon Dioxide Removal

Governments may have to extract vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the air by 2100 to achieve a target for limiting global warming, backed by trillion-dollar shifts towards clean energy, a draft U.N. report showed on Wednesday. A 29-page summary …

Local Leaders Planning for Climate Effects

When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way. Local governments have long acted as first responders in emergencies and now are working to plan for sea level rise, …

Sea-Level Rise Too Fast for Current Forecast Tools, Study Says

By the time climate change reduces crop yields or frequently floods New York City subways, it will be too late to avert damage without better forecasting tools, a panel of scientists said in a report released today. Dangerous rises in …

Europe Urged to Retain Climate Leadership As Competitive Advantage

Europe’s abdication from climate leadership would stunt growth in the region and hand a huge economic advantage to China and the United States as they carve out their share of a multi-billion low-carbon market, a German thinktank said on Thursday. …

UNEP Report: Global Action Needed to Close 8-12 Billion Ton Emissions Gap

Greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 will be 8 billion to 12 billion tons more than the level needed to keep global warming to only 2 degrees Celsius [3.6°F] and avoid severe climate change, a United Nations report estimated on Tuesday. …

Report: Warming Likely to Make Bad Things Worse

Many of the ills of the modern world — starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease — are likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts. …

Members of Aon Benfield’s Analytics Team Explain Cat Models

“Our remit at Aon Benfield Analytics is really to do the risk quantification part of reinsurance transactions,” said John Moore, the head of International Analytics operations. He’s responsible for overseeing the collection of massive amounts of data, the construction of …

Many New Yorkers Say City’s Storm Risk Rising: Swiss Re Survey

With Superstorm Sandy’s one-year anniversary approaching, 51 percent of New Yorkers believe that the risk of their city being hit by another powerful storm will increase over the next two decades, according to a recent survey. The survey, from global …

Rhode Island Lawmakers Get Grim Report on Sea Level Rise

Sea levels will rise in Rhode Island by as much as 5 feet as climate change reshapes the coastline over the next century, the state’s top coastal resource official told lawmakers on Oct. 10. In a grim presentation to a …