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The Very High Costs of Climate Risk

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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 4:59pm

Before the catastrophic Camp Fire destroyed Paradise, Calif., the Pacific Gas and Electric Company was worth more than $25 billion. Now its C.E.O. has stepped down and the company, which provides natural gas and electricity to 16 million people in California, has filed for bankruptcy as it confronts billions of dollars in potential liability claims following recent wildfires. It is perhaps not the first bankruptcy in which the changing climate played a role, but it is almost certainly the largest. And no doubt, it won’t be the last.

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Jerry Brown launches back into public life with ‘doomsday’ warning

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Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:51am

Jerry Brown may be out of elected office, but he has no intention of exiting public life.

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Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Sponsored a Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial

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Sat, 01/26/2019 - 12:22pm

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have publicly acknowledged the dangers of global warming, but last week they all sponsored a conference that promoted climate change denial to young libertarians.

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'The only thing we can do is adapt': Greenland ice melt reaching 'tipping point,' study finds

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Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:15pm

Climate change is causing Greenland's massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought, a new study has found, and it may be "too late" to do anything about it.

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Oceans had their hottest year on record in 2018 as global warming accelerates

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:36pm

Earth’s oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday.