Climate Change

Sustainable Banking: Banorte-Ixe at the Global Climate Change Forum

For Mexico's third-largest bank, balancing long-term sustainability and short-term market forces was a key theme at the Carbon Disclosure Project's Global Climate Change Forum 2012

Skeptics Offered $5,000 to Disprove Scientific Consensus of Climate Change

A campaign on the online platform TruthMarket is offering $5,000 to anyone who can prove that there is no scientific consensus that climate change is occurring primarily as the result of human activity.

Climate Change Could Cause 100 Million Deaths by 2030, Warns New Report

The combined climate-carbon crisis is responsible for five million deaths annually and costs the world economy 1.6% of global gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new report commissioned by 20 of the world's most vulnerable countries.

Climate Change Presents Challenges for U.S. Insurers

A new report suggests that U.S. insurance companies would do well to pay greater attention to the potential effects of climate change on the insurance business.

Report Reveals Unsustainable Water Requirements for U.S. Energy Policy

A new report reveals that traditional electricity generation technologies require huge demands on increasingly scarce water resources, while solar and wind power plants require relatively little water.

Open-Source Software to Allow Laymen to Analyze Climate Data

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $1 million to open-source software company Kitware Inc. to further develop ClimatePipes, a platform that enables non-researchers to model and analyze long-term climate change projections. The Phase II funding comes one year after an initial DOE grant of $150,000 allowed Kitware to begin development of ClimatePipes.

In Stark Contrast to Republicans, Obama Caps DNC with Forceful Message on Climate Change

In a speech accepting the nomination for President at the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama unambiguously stated that "climate change is not a hoax." In doing so, Obama presented a sharp contrast between himself and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney, who derisively dismissed the climate crisis during his speech accepting the Republican nomination for

Clinton Nominates Obama, Almost Completely Ignores the Environment

In a speech calibrated to appeal to independent voters, former President Bill Clinton nominated Barack Obama for President on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Analyzing Cargill’s 2012 CSR Report: Good Intentions, Misses the Big Issue

Cargill has issued its annual CSR report. The report outlines the food and agriculture conglomerate's approach to corporate responsibility, with a special emphasis on its work to address global food security.

Grants to Help Remedy Americans’ Climate Change Ignorance

A new grant program announced this week will seek to better educate a relatively unpersuaded American populace about the realities of climate change.


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