The Southeastern United States and Texas are uniquely at risk from climate change, according to a new report released today by the Risky Business Project. Read the report here.
Over 150 print and broadcast media outlets covered the Risky Business Project's Southeast report, Come Heat and High Water, including front-page stories in the Miami Herald and San Antonio Express-News.
The Risky Business Project, in partnership with the Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, hosted 'Investing in a New Climate,' an event with Tom Steyer, investor, philanthropist and clean energy advocate, and Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
We all know there are those who have doubts about the problems presented by climate change. But if these doubters are wrong, the evidence is clear that the consequences, while varied, will be mostly bad, some catastrophic. So why don't we follow Reagan's example and take out an insurance policy?
The Risky Business Project is happy to announce the publication of Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus.
Atlanta, Georgia – The Southeastern United States and Texas are uniquely at risk from climate change, according to a new report released today by the Risky Business Project – a non-partisan initiative chaired by Hank Paulson, Michael R. Bloomberg, and Tom Steyer. The report finds that across the region there is potential to significantly reduce these risks if policymakers and business leaders act to reduce emissions and adapt to a changing climate.
THE most deadly weather-related disasters aren't necessarily caused by floods, droughts or hurricanes. They can be caused by heat waves, like the sweltering blanket that's taken over 2,500 lives in India in recent weeks.
In work one of us (Robert Kopp) led for the Risky Business Project, we found that over the period from 1981 to 2010, the average American experienced about four dangerously humid days, with wet-bulb temperatures exceeding 80 degrees. By 2030, that level is expected to more than double, to about 10 days per summer.
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?
Former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe explains how climate change is taking dollars and jobs away from New England's fishing communities.