Media Reaction: Risky Business in the News

May 23, 2016

Over the last few months, the Risky Business Project has been mentioned in news outlets across the country. Data from Come Heat And High Water: Climate Risk in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas, released last year, was mentioned in a piece in the Miami Herald describing the flooding risk to $69 billion worth of coastal property in Florida by 2030.

The Desert Sun references the Risky Business Project’s national report in a story focused on climate change as more than just an environmental issue, pointing to the impacts on human health, national security, and the economy. The piece also quotes a 2014 op-ed by Co-Chair Hank Paulson: “It’s as if we’re watching as we fly slow motion toward a giant mountain. We can see the crash coming, but we’re sitting on our hands instead of altering course.” This piece was also syndicated in the Des Moines Register and the Springfield News-Leader.

E&E News wrote about the Risky Business Project event in San Francisco on March 29, 2016, which focused on climate risk impacts on investment portfolios. This event was co-hosted by the Risky Business Project, Ceres, and the University of Oxford.

Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, cited the Risky Business National Report in a TIME op-ed. This piece focused on the opportunity for the United States and Canada to work together to reach climate goals.

The Risky Business Project’s Southeast report, Come Heat and High Water, was recently used to explain how climate change might impact Florida’s economic prospects, as well as its residents’ wellbeing. Bloomberg BNA, the Huffington Post, the Tampa Bay Times, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, KMJ Radio, and WCTV are only a few of the many publications and media outlets that covered the story.

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