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Upcoming Events

September 18: Risky Business Project co-hosts the Climate Risk Forum: Bridging Climate Science and Actuarial Practice; Stanford University

September 21: Hank Paulson speaks at the 2014 New York Forum; New York, NY

September 22: Robert Rubin speaks at the Climate Group Opening Ceremony for Climate Week NYC 2014; New York, NY

September 22: Robert Rubin speaks at The Economic Costs of Climate Change: A Hamilton Project Forum; Washington, D.C. 

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

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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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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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 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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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