Climate Change

US and UK Studies Issue Warnings about Financial and Health Impacts of Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A new study by the London School of Economics (LSE), published in the peer-reviewed journal

WWF: Natural World Heritage Sites Are Under Threat

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Alarmingly, our planet’s resources are becoming ever scarcer. Key places that should be protected are coming under threat from harmful industrial activities.

Record Number of Climate Change Shareholder Resolutions Filed This Year

(3BL/Just Means) Climate change is a big issue facing the world. It is also one of the key issues investors will consider in 2016 proxy statements.

February Temperature Data Smashes Previous Records

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - It was The Guardian that referred to the February temperature data just released by NASA as “shocking.” According to the data released, global mean temperatures rose 1.35°C above the established baseline of temperatures between the years 1951-1980. That smashes through the previous record established just a month earlier of a 1.15°C increase. What that means is that in just one month fully 10% of the minimum goals just established at COP21 last December was exceeded. As a reminder those goals were:

  • a long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels;
  • to aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change;
  • on the need for global emissions to peak as soon as possible, recognising that this will take longer for developing countries;
  • to undertake rapid reductions thereafter in accordance with the best available science.                                                                 

According to Jeff Masters and Bob Henson, who analysed the data on the Weather Underground website. “February dispensed with the one-month-old record by a full 0.21C – an extraordinary margin to beat a monthly world temperature record by.”

$12.1 Trillion of Investment In Renewable Power Generation Needed To Avert Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Delivering on the promises of the historic Paris climate change agreement to avert the dangers of climate change will happen only if there’s more investment in new renewable power generation - that’s $12.1 trillion of investment! – over the next 25 years.

El Niño Brings Misery For Thousands Of Homes Globally This Christmas

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The El Niño climate phenomenon has been blamed for fueling a spate of recent natural disasters around the world, from flooding in northern England and Paraguay to bushfires in Australia to storms in Texas. The extreme weather events around the world over the Christmas holiday has given more weight to the idea that the world’s climate is changing.

Climate Change Labels On Gas Pumps Are a Low Cost Way To Inform Public

(3BL/JustMeans) A simple, low-cost way exists to raise the public’s awareness about climate change and its impacts. It’s a label on gas pumps; Robert Shirkey, a Canadian lawyer, came up with the idea. His goal is for people to understand the threat climate change poses. 

The Corporate World Is Increasingly Seeing Climate Change As Key Issue

World leaders began meeting on November 30 to hammer out a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. They have until December 11 to agree on a climate agreement good enough to keep temperature rise to two degrees. That’s the threshold scientists say we don’t want to cross in order to avoid the worst climate change impacts. 

Wall Street And World’s Largest Asset Managers are Awake to Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Decarbonising the global economy is an ambitious plan. Now, corporate leaders understand the size of the challenge and the importance of meeting it. We are on the threshold of an economic revolution that will transform how we think about productive activity and growth.

Time Is Running Out For The Planet And The Next Generation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has released its Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which announced that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached another new record high in 2014, continuing a relentless rise that is fuelling climate change.

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