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Aon Benfield’s Christian Named Chair of ClimateWise, Raising Climate Risk Resilience

Dominic Christian, executive chairman of Aon Benfield International, has been appointed chair of ClimateWise, an organization that aims to help the insurance industry respond to the risks and opportunities of the climate-risk protection gap – the growing divide between total …

Green Bonds Booming Despite Washington’s Animus, Report Shows

In spite of the U.S. withdrawal from the global climate change accord hammered out in Paris a year earlier, green bond issuance around the world reached $155.5 billion in 2017, a new report shows. That figure surpassed the initial, and …

Damage to Coral Reefs Accelerating on Rising Sea Temperatures: Report

The risks to coral reefs are accelerating largely due to human activity, with rising water temperatures meaning they now have about 80 percent less recovery time between bleaching episodes than just three decades ago, according to a report in the …

Cities Signing Chicago’s Pact to Tackle Climate Change

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says 10 more cities have joined Chicago’s effort to address climate change after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord. Emanuel said Tuesday that a total of 67 cities worldwide …

Microsoft Wants to Pit AI Against Climate Change

Red and green make yellow. And depending on how one feels about climate change, it could be considered a cautionary tale for the U.S. that China plans to create the world’s largest carbon market, possibly making it the lead nation …

Studies: Global Warming Tripled Likelihood of Harvey’s Deluge

Global warming’s fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research discussed on Dec. 13 during the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans. While scientists say man-made climate …

Scientists Blame Extreme Weather, Heat on Man-Made Climate Change

Some of last year’s crazy weather — including extreme heat around the world to unusually warm waters in the Bering Sea — can be blamed on man-made climate change, according to a report from a group of weather researchers. Scientists …

ING to Stop Lending to Utilities That Use Coal for More than 5% of Energy

ING by the end of 2025 will stop funding any utility company which relies on coal for more than 5 percent of its energy, the Dutch bank said on Tuesday. It will, however, continue to help companies with renewable energy …

World Leaders Aim to Breathe New Life into Paris Climate Pact; AXA Plans Initiatives

French President Emmanuel Macron this week will seek to breathe new life into the fight against global warming and sway debate away from skeptics of the process led by U.S. President Donald Trump. At a series of events in Paris …

Global Temperatures Could Rise 15% More Than Expected: Scientists

World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. Average surface temperatures could increase up to 0.5 degree Celsius (0.9 …