Tags: climate change challenges

Investors reaching out for new tools to measure climate change risk

In the twilight years of past civilisations, astrologers would scour the heavens for signs of impending calamity. In an era where climate change is eroding age-old certainties, a new cast of characters is searching for answers in the sky. A small but growing network of asset managers, academics, start-up entrepreneurs and campaigners are working to […]

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Companies Urged to Fortify Supply Chains from Climate Change Disruption

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and HSBC released a new report today urging companies to prepare supply chains for the risk of climate change disruptions that threaten to raise costs and jeopardize their ability to meet customer needs. Co-authored by Dr. Christy Slay, TSC Director of Technical Alignment and Dr. Kevin Dooley, TSC Chief Scientist and […]

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Global effort required to tackle key challenges from water scarcity: CSRI

Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) recently published a comprehensive study on water scarcity and the key challenges that lie ahead, calling for definitive action to be taken on a coordinated global basis. Water scarcity, and the societal risks it poses, is one of the primary challenges faced by the world today. Over two billion people […]

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Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths

The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) recently published “Viewpoint” articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans’ ability to regulate body temperature. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors Rexford Ahima, M.D., Ph.D., and Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., along […]

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Climate summit host Spain struggles on environment

Spain wanted to make a splash on the international scene by agreeing to host next month’s COP25 climate summit at the last minute after Chile pulled out. But experts say green issues have not been a priority in the country, which has a poor environmental track record. Only 2.3 percent of all Spaniards consider the […]

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Renewables could cut the health impacts of air pollution by 80 percent

Electricity supply is one of the biggest CO2 emitters globally. To keep global warming well below 2°C, several paths lead to zero emissions in the energy sector, and each has its potential environmental impacts — such as air and water pollution, land-use or water demand. Using a first-time combination of multiple modelling systems, an international team […]

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The moment after Venice council rejected climate change it got flooded

Soon after the bill to tackle climate change was rejected by a regional council in Venice, the Veneto council hall was flooded because of the high tides. This is the first time in 50 years that the Italian city has been severely flooded. According to The Gaurdian, when the climate change bill was being debated […]

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Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, warning of an environmental “apocalypse”. “To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel,” XR said on its website ahead […]

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Climate change affects floods in Europe

Overflowing rivers can cause enormous damage: Worldwide, the annual damage caused by river floods is estimated at over 100 billion dollars — and it continues to rise. So far it has not been clear how climate change influences the magnitude of river floods. There were no apparent patterns. Austrian flood expert Prof. Günter Blöschl from […]

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Climate protesters chain themselves to Merkel’s chancellery

Dozens of German “extinction rebellion” protesters Tuesday chained themselves to the fence of Angela Merkel’s chancellery, demanding she declare a “climate emergency”. The activists sent the keys to unlock them to all 13 government ministries along with letters formulating their demands, including to effectively cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025. “The current climate […]

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