Climate Change Denial

ExxonMobil’s Climate Change Pivot Speaks Volumes about Shareholder Activism

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.03.2019


Pension funds and other big-dollar investors have long been challenging fossil fuel companies on climate change. In response, some have stepped up their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. ExxonMobil is one of the holdouts, but cracks in its armor are finally beginning to show.   Read the entire article at TriplePundit.    Reuters recently reported […]


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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.24.2019


Massachusetts’ Attorney General is trying to force Exxon to turn over decades of records involving what it knew about climate change and what it told the public. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up ExxonMobil’s latest attempt to block Massachusetts’ investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public and investors about climate change.    […]


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Buried, Altered, Silenced: How Government Climate Information Has Changed Under Trump

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.07.2019


After Donald Trump won the presidential election, hundreds of volunteers around the U.S. came together to “rescue” federal data on climate change, thought to be at risk under the new administration. “Guerilla archivists,” including ourselves, gathered to archive federal websites and preserve scientific data.   But what has happened since? Did the data vanish?   […]


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Shifting Attitudes to Win the Global Climate Battle

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.25.2018


We are in a race against time. We are making dramatic progress in decarbonizing our economies, but dangerous climate impacts are also coming at us faster than predicted. We need concerted action now, in all major economies, to accelerate the transformation of a world that currently relies on fossil fuels for more than 80 percent […]


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NASA head Bridenstine now a climate change believer

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.20.2018


New NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine faced tough opposition during his confirmation hearings after being nominated by President Trump to head the space agency. A lot of that had to do with previous statements he had made about climate change.   Read the entire article at the Orlando Sentinel.   Many opposed to his appointment feared he […]


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Carmakers’ Letter to White House – “Climate Change is Real”

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.23.2018


Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards, saying “climate change is real.”   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.   The plea came in a May 3 letter to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the industry’s […]


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Katharine Hayhoe Reveals Surprising Climate Communication Tactics

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.28.2018


Katharine Hayhoe isn’t your typical atmospheric scientist. Throughout her career, the evangelical Christian and daughter of missionaries has had to convince many (including her pastor husband) that science and religion need not be at odds when it comes to climate change.   Read the entire article at Sierra.   “Often our instinct is to think that […]


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Addressing Climate Change Should Be a Pillar of Republican Policy

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 08.02.2017


Read the entire article at NewCo Shift.   The free market is perfectly suited to harnessing a solution, argues Jerry Taylor, a former climate skeptic.     Mr. Taylor is the founder of the Niskanen Institute. He spent years of his career as a professional climate denier  – his senior role at libertarian think tank Cato […]


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Op-Ed by George Shultz – The Business Case for the Paris Climate Accord

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.10.2017


Read the entire editorial at the New York Times.   George P. Shultz served as Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan and as Secretary of the Treasury under Richard Nixon. In a recent barrage of public letters and full-page ads, Fortune 100 companies are voicing strong support for remaining in the Paris accord. The breadth of this […]


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How a Professional Climate Change Denier Discovered the Lies and Decided to Fight for Science

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.08.2017


Read the full article at The Intercept.   The hardest part of reversing the warming of the planet may be convincing climate change skeptics of the need to do so. Although scientists who study the issue overwhelming agree that the earth is undergoing rapid and profound climate changes due to the burning of fossil fuels, […]


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