Articles by Jessica Shankleman

UK Faces Future of Record-Breaking Wet Winters, Floods: New Climate Models

Britain faces a future of record-breaking wet winters, potentially leading to more of the widespread flooding seen in recent years, according to new modeling that incorporates changing climate patterns. England and Wales now have a 34 percent chance of record …

Bank of England Governor Warns Investors Failing to Consider Climate Risks

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said he’s concerned investors aren’t doing enough to assess threats that global warming will have on assets they purchase. The central bank governor who also leads the Financial Stability Board advising the Group of …

Grenfell Tower Fire Puts Cloud over Energy Efficiency Industry’s Building Materials

The fire that killed at least 79 people in a residential tower in London earlier this month has delivered a blow to an often overlooked section of the green industry that’s crucial to delivering energy efficiency. Local authorities across the …

UK Plans $1B-Plus Investment in Driverless & Electric Vehicle Technology

The UK government plans to invest more than 800 million pounds ($1 billion) in new driverless and zero-emission vehicle technology as it seeks to boost its economy while leaving the European Union. Investment in research and new recharging infrastructure is …

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 …

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 …

Institutional Investors Ignore Climate Risks Despite Bank of England Warning

The number big investors ignoring climate change risk increased last year despite a stark warning from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney about the potential for “huge” losses from a sudden shift in regulation designed to curb global warming and …

Climate Change May Have Fueled Mosquito-Born Zika Outbreak: Scientists

Climate change may have fueled the outbreak of the mosquito-born Zika virus in Latin American and make it harder for developing countries to manage future epidemics, researchers said. Record-high temperatures last year in Brazil, Ecuador and other South America countries …

Supply Chains Thwart Climate Risk Management for 75 Major Companies: Report

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and 73 other companies that together buy more than $2 trillion of goods and services are unprepared for climate shocks because suppliers are ignoring requests for data on their exposure to rising temperatures and …