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Go Ahead and Start a Climate Change Debate at the Thanksgiving Table

When you pass the turkey gravy on Thursday consider stuffing a hunk of climate change discourse down your uncle Jeb’s gullet. Let him stew until he’s good and fermented, then agitate as needed to see the fruits of your labor. …

Resilience Economics Bringing Climate Products to New Sectors

Resilience Economics Ltd. seems poised to capitalize on climate change. Cedent Ltd. this month launched the corporate finance advisory firm focused on climate risk with an initial $500 million of capacity from strategic partner Nephila Capital Ltd. The joint-venture plans …

U.S. Cities Ranked Most Vulnerable to Coastal Floods Due to Climate Change

This week is the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which developed in late October and moved over the East Coast starting on Oct. 29, 2012, causing more than $70 billion in damage and killing 280 people. To mark that anniversary, Climate …

Study Says Climate Change Could Lead to Rougher Roads

Expect some rough roads ahead. Literally, if a new study is any indication of how U.S. roads as they are currently being built might fare in a warmer world. A study by professors at Arizona State University shows that global …

Green Cat Bonds Aren’t a Thing – Yet

Green cat bonds. That slinky phrase is one that Greg Lowe, global head of resilience and sustainability for Aon, would enjoy hearing uttered frequently in the near future. Lowe has been talking with an increasing number of people in the …

American Meteorological Society Report Confirms 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

A new State of the Climate report released today by the American Meteorological Society has confirmed that 2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping. The report was compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s …

Report: Climate Change May Pose Threat to Nation’s Electric Grid

Climate change may pose a serious risk to the nation’s electric grid, according to a new report. The report was prepared by Johns Hopkins University with help from Swiss Re. “Lights out: The risks of climate and natural disaster related …

5.4M U.S. Homes at Risk from Sea Level Rise, Report Using Census Data Shows

Nearly 10 million people living in 5.4 million homes have a high risk from rising sea levels and will be adversely impacted by climate change, according to a new report that takes data from U.S. Census tracts near the ocean …

12 States Call Out California’s ‘Affront to Sound Insurance Regulation’

It’s difficult to decide whether Dave Jones is underdog prize fighter Rocky Balboa or reigning champ Apollo Creed. He’s the insurance commissioner of the most populated state in the nation and that makes him a powerful figure. But with a …

Climate Change Advocates Galvanized by Trump Decision

You’d think climate change activists now living under a new reality created by a U.S. president making good on his promise to withdraw the nation from the Paris accord on global warming would feel at least a bit vexed or …