September 24, 2018

Climate Study ‘Pulls Punches’ to Keep Polluters on Board, Reviewers Say

Warnings about the dangers of global warming are being watered down in the policymakers summary of a key UN climate report coming out next month, according to reviewers who have studied earlier versions of the report and summary. They say it's probably being done to make policy recommendations seem more palatable to certain countries.

September 21, 2018

Footing the Bill for Florence: Price Tag of Disasters Grows

Early estimates suggest it will cost up to $22 billion to repair the damage Florence has done across the Carolinas. Some residents will face difficult decisions about whether to rebuild their homes. As the risks of these disasters are rising, insurance companies are adapting, and consumer advocates fear low-income homeowners will bear the brunt of the costs.

September 20, 2018

September 19, 2018

Dallas Takes Step to Develop a Climate Change Action Plan

Leftover funds from a grocery bag tax—which has been repealed—will pay for a climate change study for the city of Dallas, NBC reports. City Council Member Sandy Greyson said the action was inspired by local leaders making up for the federal government pulling out of the Paris climate agreement.

September 18, 2018

OECD: Global Carbon Prices Too Low to Combat Climate Change

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change. The average of all surveyed countries was 76.5% lower than the OECD says is needed.

Warren Bill Would Require Companies to Disclose More About Their Climate Risks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is proposing new legislation to require public companies to disclose information about climate-related risks. If passed, it would require the SEC to set rules for companies to disclose risk management strategies related to climate change and the total amount of their fossil-fuel-related assets, among other things.

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