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Upcoming Events

October 2: Kate Gordon speaks at the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Summit; Boston, MA

October 3: Kate Gordon speaks at Massachusetts Pension Reserve Investment Managers meeting; Boston, MA 

October 23: Kate Gordon on panel at the National Association of Environmental Managers EHS Forum; Austin, TX

November 6: Jamesine Rogers on panel at Annual Business for Social Responsibility Conference; New York, NY

What’s the Economic Risk From Climate Change?

Too often in the U.S., the climate conversation falls down one of two partisan rabbit holes—ending up either focused on the question of whether the science is “real” or whether one particular policy solution is a job killer or creator. In falling into these familiar debates, both supporters and opponents miss a basic question: How much economic risk do we face from climate change?

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Climate Change Poses Serious Risks to U.S. Health Care System

Former HHS Sec. Donna Shalala and Johns Hopkins Dean Emeritus Dr. Alfred Sommer: "Imagine if we experienced multiple Chicago heat waves every summer, in cities all across the country. That is the direction we are headed unless we change course and take strong, decisive action to curb climate change."

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Video: The Economic Costs of Climate Change

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Robert Rubin, and Michael Greenstone discuss the economic costs of inaction on climate change during a forum hosted by The Hamilton Project.

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Has climate change become a business story?

Robert S. Eshelman reports a broad change in the media's discussion of climate change. Once restricted to the science page, since June it has begun to receive coverage on the business and financial pages. And business leaders are taking note.

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The Uncertain Nature of Real Estate and Climate Change

Former HUD Sec. Henry Cisneros: "We can still avoid most of the worst impacts of climate change, and significantly reduce the odds of costly, catastrophic outcomes—but only if we start changing our business and public policy decisions today. Real estate leaders must be attentive, informed, and prepared to act."

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Reducing climate risks for coastal communities

Former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe and former HHS Sec. Donna Shalala: "As a Republican and Democrat, we teamed up to make the case that at its core, climate change should not be a political issue. Instead, it is fundamentally about risks to our safety and economy, and how to reduce those risks."

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The Coming Climate Crash

Henry Paulson on lessons for climate change in the 2008 recession: "We’re staring down a climate bubble that poses enormous risks to both our environment and economy. The warning signs are clear and growing more urgent as the risks go unchecked. This is a crisis we can’t afford to ignore."

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  • Michael R. Bloomberg
  • Henry M. Paulson
  • Tom Steyer
  • Henry Cisneros
  • Gregory Page
  • Robert Rubin
  • Donna Shalala
  • George Shultz
  • Olympia Snowe
  • Al Sommer