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

Real estate markets are already feeling the effects of climate change, researchers say.These are a few of the warnings published on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco regarding the financial risks of climate change. Read more »

Can Mayors Save the World From Climate Change?

The coastal town offers a view of the rapid effects of climate change.”When international leaders met last month at the United Nations to discuss climate change, and when millions of young protesters took to the streets, the focus was on sweeping global action. Read more »

Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show

“There is a real potential for our responses in a changing climate to make the fat cats fatter, so to speak.Instead, they rely on their local officials participating in those programs and deciding which homeowners can participate. Read more »

On Climate Change, Biden Has a Record and a Plan. Young Activists Want More.

at an Iowa steak fry last month to demand dramatic action on climate change, the former vice president clasped the 24-year-old’s hands and assured her, “You’ve got a better deal from me than anybody.”He did, after all, introduce the very first climate change legislation in Congress, in 1986, before Ms. Read more »

New York City Wants to Put a Climate Change ‘Laboratory’ on Governors Island

CreditCreditMark Wickens for The New York TimesBy Published Oct.2 million square feet on the southern half of the island, which New York wants to rezone for commercial and educational use — into a “living laboratory” for coping with the effects of climate change. Read more »

In Houston, a Rash of Storms Tests the Limits of Coping With Climate Change

ETAfter Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, Houston jumped to the front of the pack in adapting to the threat of climate change.Then, two weeks ago, Tropical Storm Imelda hit, flooding at least 1,700 homes in Houston and surrounding Harris County. Read more »

Meet the Millionaires Helping to Pay for Climate Protests

ETClimate change protesters from Extinction Rebellion snarled traffic in Washington on Monday and again on Friday.Three wealthy donors formed the Climate Emergency Fund this year to support “disruptive activists,” as Trevor Neilson, one of the founders, put it. Read more »

Climate Risk In the Housing Market Has Echoes of Subprime Crisis, Study Finds

The findings echo the subprime lending crisis of 2008, when unexpected drops in home values cascaded through the economy and triggered recession.Selling mortgages to Fannie and Freddie allows banks to avoid the financial risk that homeowners will default on the mortgages. Read more »

Kathryn Murdoch Steps Out of the Family Shadow to Fight Climate Change

26, 2019Kathryn Murdoch is sitting with a reporter in her offices in the West Village, talking about climate change and democracy.”ImageFrom left, Lachlan, Rupert and James Murdoch in London in 2015, at a celebration of the elder Murdoch’s marriage to Jerry Hall. Read more »

The World’s Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns

But the oceans themselves are becoming hotter, more acidic and less oxygen-rich as a result, according to the report.But some of the report’s starkest warnings concern the ocean, where major shifts are already underway. Read more »

Climate Protesters Snarl Traffic but Washington Still Goes to Work

CreditMark Wilson/Getty ImagesImageCreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York TimesImageEmergency workers extricated a demonstrator locked to the trailer of a sailboat.CreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York TimesImageA ghostly puppet was among the signs and props outside the American Petroleum Institute. Read more »

Oil Giants, Under Fire From Climate Activists and Investors, Mount a Defense

on a tour of his company’s wind farm project off New York City on Sunday.CreditGabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times“This is certainly a first step. Read more »

Who’s Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit? Several Champions of Coal

Don’t build new coal plants after 2020, he said, and certainly don’t pay for them with taxpayer money.The vast majority of its electricity comes from burning coal, and it continues to develop new coal mines and new coal-fired power plants, often with state subsidies, even as it ramps up renewable energy. Read more »

At U.N. Climate Summit, a Call for Action Yields Few Commitments

VideoSpeaking at the United Nations climate summit, the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a speech criticizing world leaders for their inaction on protecting the environment.But despite the protests in the streets, China on Monday made no new promises to take stronger climate action. Read more »

Climate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds

On Monday, at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, comes a glimpse of how far presidents and prime ministers are willing to go.At United Nations climate talks next year, countries face their next deadline to set more ambitious targets to reduce emissions. Read more »

Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike

VideoHundreds of thousands of young people around the world took to the streets on Friday to protest government inaction on the climate crisis.By midafternoon, the New York City mayor’s office estimated the crowd at 60,000. Read more »

Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package

Europe|Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate PackageImageA wind turbine in front of a coal-fired power plant near Niederaussem, Germany.ETBERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Friday agreed to support a $60 billion package of climate policies aimed at getting Germany back on track to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Read more »

Scientists Set Out to Drift With Arctic Ice for a Year to Study Climate Change

“We’ll just go where the ice goes,” said Dr.The Polarstern, the institute’s flagship, will become an itinerant research hub, the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate, or Mosaic. Read more »

2019 Festival Albertine to Take On Climate Change

Arts|2019 Festival Albertine to Take On Climate ChangeBill McKibben will be the curator of the festival, dedicated to fostering French-American intellectual exchange, which this year focuses on the environment.ImageBill McKibben is an experienced environmentalist and the author of many works on climate change. Read more »

Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council

His signature effort at the White House was a plan to establish a panel to question the scientific consensus that climate change is overwhelmingly caused by humans and is a growing threat to national security.The effort was blocked by other senior White House and administration officials, including members of the military and intelligence communities. Read more »