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?
On February 24, 2015, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Risky Business Committee Member Robert Rubin spoke at the Climate Leadership Conference in Washington DC on the economics of climate change and the cost of inaction.
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?
New Report: Risky Business Project Finds Midwest Agriculture, Labor, and Manufacturing Industries Face Economic Risk from Climate Change
The Midwestern United States faces potential disruptions to its agricultural economy, and dangerous levels of heat in many of its largest cities, if climate change continues unabated, according to a new report released today by the Risky Business Project.
Former HUD Sec. Henry Cisneros: "For the past decade, Texans have enjoyed a robust economy, buoyed by an enduring oil and gas boom, a surging real estate and jobs market, and a new wave of transplants ... But looking into the not-to-distant future, several pillars of our economic engine could be threatened by a changing climate."
Former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe explains how climate change is taking dollars and jobs away from New England's fishing communities.