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The Data Says Climate Change Could Cost Investors Trillions

An important new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that climate change will be expensive. Extremely expensive. It turns out that if you mess with the planet’s thermostat, it’s not great for the economy or investments. Forget the polar bears; your pension and retirement funds are in trouble. If we stay on […]

Society Needs To Better Understand Climate Change Economics

In a new paper in the journal Science (as reported on Phys.org), a team led by Stanford professors Charles Kolstad and Marshall Burke argues that despite our growing knowledge of the physical science of climate change, relatively low funding for social science research has contributed to a knowledge gap about what climate change means for […]

Q&A: How the YK Center Is Pushing Forward the ‘New Economy’

That the future of profit is purpose is the modus operandi of the YK Center, a self-proclaimed “for-benefit organization” striving to push the needle on a more sustainable economy. The Center was founded by Professor Yehuda Kahane and executive coach Tal Ronen in response to the 2012 United Nations document “The Future We Want,” which created a call to action […]

Climate Change Disaster Top Threat to Economy in 2016

A catastrophe caused by climate change is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016, according to a survey of 750 experts conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). A failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation was seen as likely to have a bigger impact than the spread of weapons […]

World Economic Forum Names Global Warming the Top Economic Risk of 2016

In its annual report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has named climate change as the most severe global economic risk of 2016. According to an article in Scientific American (reprinted from Climatewire), the WEF has labeled climate change or related environmental phenomena—extreme weather, major natural catastrophes, mounting greenhouse gas levels, water scarcity, flooding, storms and […]

Climate Change Could Wreck the Global Economy

According to a study published in the scientific journal Nature (and summarized in Time), if climate change continues unchecked, the global average income will be 23% lower in 2100 than it is now. The researchers, Marshall Burke of Stanford University, and Solomon Hsiang and Edward Miguel, both of UC Berkeley, relied on global historical data […]