Tag: climate change

‘Visionary CEOs see climate change sparking new markets and practices’

Elke U. Weber teaches psychology, energy and the environment at Princeton University. Speaking to Srijana Mitra Das,Weber discusses how climate change is impacting business behaviours,...

Cities are scrambling to prevent flooding

Urban centers are more prone to flooding than other areas because streets, parking lots, and buildings are impervious, meaning water can’t seep into the ground...

Germany’s Flooding Rearranges Political Picture Ahead of Election to Succeed Merkel

BERLIN—Last week’s devastating floods in Germany that have so far claimed nearly 160 lives have become the central issue of the country’s coming election that...

‘No one is safe’: Extreme weather batters the wealthy world

Some of Europe’s richest countries lay in disarray this weekend as raging rivers burst through their banks in Germany and Belgium, submerging towns, slamming parked...

Floods in Germany, Belgium Leave More Than 100 Dead as Rescuers Race to Find Survivors

BERLIN—Rescuers in Germany and neighboring countries were racing to find survivors from the region’s worst flooding this century, as the death toll rose to over...

EU, China Unveil Sweeping Plans to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

The European Union and China presented sweeping plans to limit greenhouse-gas emissions that will increase costs for industry and consumers, but they drew criticism from...

Yellen keeps up push for greater U.S. climate-change regulation, rebuffing concerns of Republicans

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday she will lead an effort across U.S. financial regulators to better scrutinize the potential of climate-change risk, part of President Joe...

Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Made Baby Hawks Hurl Themselves Out Of Nests

The extreme heat wave in the Pacific Northwest in late June that left hundreds of people dead and cooked up to 1 billion sea creatures alive also...

Opinion: If you want to fix climate change, you need to fix this flaw in conventional economic thought

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Project Syndicate)—Nowhere are the limitations of neoclassical economic thinking—the DNA of economics as it is currently taught and practiced—more apparent than in the...

How hot is too hot for the human body?

For a study published in Nature Climate Change in 2017, Mora and his team analyzed hundreds of extreme heat events around the world to determine...

Global Tax Deal Marks Big Advance for Cooperation, but Tougher Tasks Lie Ahead

VENICE—Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 leading economies on Saturday endorsed an overhaul of the rules for taxing international companies, a landmark achievement of...

climate change: Heat wave in Pacific Northwest could soon repeat due to climate change – research

The suffocating heat wave that killed hundreds of people across the Pacific Northwest last week would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change, a study...

Inclusion of these U.S. money managers means nearly half of all asset funds managed globally are linked to climate-change pledge

U.S. asset managers Franklin Templeton and MFS Investment Management are among the 41 new signatories, representing $6.8 trillion in assets, joining the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative....

Biodiversity and Your Health

Biodiversity is, in a nutshell, all life on Earth. It’s all the animal and plant species, how they coexist within our ecosystems, and the benefits...

Opinion: Record heat and your retirement: Why the climate crisis should factor into your financial plan

The Pacific Northwest is currently experiencing a record heat wave so severe that statisticians say it should happen only once a millennium, but which climatologists...

Can the most exciting new solar material live up to its hype?

While perovskites have the potential to reach high efficiencies (the world record for a perovskite-only cell is just over 25%), most of the best-performing perovskite...

Panama Canal Tackles Climate-Change Puzzle: Too Little Rainwater or Too Much

PANAMA CITY—The Panama Canal faces a creeping threat from climate change, including droughts so intense that ships sometimes reduce their cargo so as not to...

G-7 recommits to clean-energy funds owed to developing nations, gets serious about 2030 targets

The Group of Seven most powerful nations on Sunday recommitted on cooperation to thwart climate change as they aim to nearly halve their greenhouse-gas emissions...

Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit 50% Higher Than Preindustrial Time

The annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone: 50% higher than when the industrial age began. And...

David Attenborough Says Climate Change Is A ‘Crime’ Humanity Has Inflicted On The Planet

Famed naturalist David Attenborough said climate change is a “crime” humanity has committed against the planet in an interview that aired Sunday, asking why society...

World leaders call for action, inclusion at Seoul climate summit

World leaders on Sunday called for more action and inclusion of all countries in the global drive towards a cleaner and greener planet at a...

climate change: To tackle climate change, China must overhaul its vast power grid

One of the most pressing challenges for China to meet its pledge to cap carbon emissions this decade and pivot toward renewables is overhauling its...

Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett’s ESG snub risks alienating Wall Street

Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders can accept Chairman Warren Buffett‘s hostility to bitcoin, blank-check acquisition firms and wild bets on trading app Robinhood. But when it...

The climate solution adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere

How California’s Forest Carbon Offset Rules Allow Inflated Climate Benefits One way the California Air Resources Board determines the number of credits for a project...

Partnership with India to achieve climate, energy goals core pillar of bilateral cooperation: Biden

US President Joe Biden on Friday said that he is looking forward to working with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a new partnership to...