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Bank Regulators Present a Dire Warning of Financial Risks from Climate Change

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.14.2019


Home values could fall significantly. Banks could stop lending to flood-prone communities. Towns could lose the tax money they need to build sea walls and other protections.   These are a few of the warnings published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco regarding the financial risks of climate change. The collection of 18 papers by […]


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Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 02.01.2019


Ever since human-caused climate change emerged into public consciousness around the late 1980s, news stories and public awareness campaigns surrounding the topic have predominantly been accompanied by images of polar bears and melting ice, reinforcing common misconceptions that the impacts are far away in space and time and removed from our daily lives.   Read […]


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Compilation of Future Weather Forecasts in Southwest US

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.18.2018


Cartoon appearing in The Arizona Daily Star:      


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Taxpayers in the Hamptons Among the Most Exposed to Rising Seas

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.02.2018


Almost no city stands to lose as much money from climate change as Southampton, New York. The affluent Long Island suburb – where the median price of a home for sale is almost $2 million – has the second highest level of its property-tax revenue at risk among municipalities with a high likelihood of chronic flooding […]


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“There is no time to lose”: Pope Francis warns oil executives on climate change

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 06.13.2018


In an address to dozens of top oil executives, investors and industry experts, Pope Francis brought attention to the existential threats posed by climate change, and the urgent action that was needed to combat the global crisis.   Read the entire article at Salon.   The leader of the Catholic Church offered an appeal as to […]


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Red Cross Leverages Extreme Event Attribution Science to Prepare for More Frequent Disasters

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.14.2018


Understanding how extreme weather and temperatures are changing helps relief organizations like the Red Cross determine where to stockpile emergency supplies.   Read the entire article at Inside Climate News.    Heat waves, droughts and storms intensified by global warming are raising the stakes for disaster relief organizations like the International Federation of Red Cross and […]


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Intelligence Agencies Warn of Climate Risks in Worldwide Threat Assessment

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.02.2018


Intelligence officials testified before a Senate committee about global threats. They included: FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley, National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo.   Read the entire article at Inside Climate News.    […]


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Climate Change is Our Most Pressing Security Threat

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.24.2018


The newest U.S. National Security Strategy was released last month, and it misses the mark in one particularly worrisome area: the threats related to climate change and global warming, which were all but ignored.    Read the entire article at Bloomberg View.   By following this path, the U.S. is not only surrendering a position of global leadership on […]


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