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Global Electrical System Will Soon Be Wind, Solar and Batteries

Author: 08.12.2018


Every year, Bloomberg NEF runs its New Energy Outlook (NEO) for the future of the world electricity system, taking into account projections for country-by-country demand, technology costs, the transition in transport and many other variables – without assuming any new policy measures. Every year, this modeling exercise seems to produce a big surprise.   Read […]


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NY Attorney General Accuses Exxon of Withholding Key Climate Documents

Author: 06.29.2018


New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has asked for a court order to force ExxonMobil to turn over financial documents she said the company has withheld during her office’s investigation into whether the company misled shareholders and the public about climate change.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.   In a request filed […]


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International Court Ruling: Safe Climate a Human Right

Author: 02.16.2018


The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has issued a landmark opinion that equates environmental protection with human rights, a conclusion that could force countries in Latin American and beyond to tackle climate change more aggressively. The advisory opinion represents the first time the Inter-American Court has recognized a fundamental right to a healthy environment, a concept […]


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Urban Farming Is the Future of Agriculture

Author: 02.14.2018


As urban populations grow, more people find themselves in food deserts, areas with “limited access to supermarkets, grocery stores, or other sources of healthy and affordable food,” according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. New technologies are changing the equation, allowing people to grow food in places where it was previously difficult or […]


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Why Voluntary Climate Risk Exposure is Going Mainstream

Author: 01.22.2018


What will it take for major corporations to take climate risks seriously, making sustainability reporting a routine part of financial filings? The G20’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), a global push by investors and companies to include information about these exposures in mainstream reports to regulators, is helping companies make that transition on […]


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200 Financial Firms Pledge to Disclose Climate Change Business Risks

Author: 01.17.2018


The 200 institutional investors, insurance giants, and pension funds manage a combined $81.7 trillion.   Read the entire article at Business Insider.   Over 200 firms pledged to regularly report the risk climate change poses to their business, and make progress on initiatives to reduce their impact on the planet. These reports — much like quarterly-earnings reports — […]


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These Before And After Images Show The Startling Effects Of Climate Change

Author: 05.24.2017


Read the entire article on the HuffPost.   A NASA photo gallery shows Earth “in a state of flux.” Earlier this year, NASA published “Images of Change,” a gallery of more than 100 startling before and after pictures — most taken from space — that “show our planet in a state of flux.” The photos capture everything from […]


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Sustainable Development Goals – Everything is Connected

Author: 05.22.2017


Read the entire article at GreenBiz.   “It’s all connected.” We know that already, those of us who work on making the world a more sustainable, resilient, fair and prosperous place for all. And we know that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all nations in 2015, are “indivisible” — a highly integrated web of challenges. […]


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Kurt Vonnegut’s 1988 Letter to the Future

Author: 08.09.2016


Ladies & Gentlemen of A.D. 2088:

It has been suggested that you might welcome words of wisdom from the past, and that several of us in the twentieth century should send you some. Do you know this advice from Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: ‘This above all: to thine own self be true’? Or what about these instructions from St. John the Divine: ‘Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment has come’? The best advice from my own era for you or for just about anybody anytime, I guess, is a prayer first used by alcoholics who hoped to never take a drink again: ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.’


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April Continues to Break Global Temperature Records

Author: 05.18.2016


April was the seventh month in a row that broke global temperature records, Nasa figures show. Last month smashed the previous record for April by the largest margin ever, the data show. That makes it three months in a row that the monthly record was broken by the largest margin ever.


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