Author Archives: Jordan Nichols and Rick Piltz

Flood Insurance Reform Act could promote better climate preparedness

Federal flood insurance reform legislation enacted this year could aid proactive state and local preparedness for climate change, sea level rise, and flooding. The beleaguered National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was overhauled in June and the changes should keep the … Continue reading

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Global investor network calls for low-carbon policy action dialogue with governments

A global network of institutional investor organizations responsible for roughly $22.5 trillion in assets has released a letter calling for a new dialogue between investors and “the governments of the world’s largest economies on climate policy and the development of … Continue reading

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Aviation and climate change: flying blind

A recent federal court hearing on regulation of greenhouse gases from aviation went unnoticed by the media. In a small federal courtroom in Washington, DC, on November 1, a legal battle was being waged between Earthjustice, representing a coalition of … Continue reading

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PBS FRONTLINE – “Climate of Doubt” airs tonight

Tune in tonight at 10 p.m. ET as PBS FRONTLINE investigates the disinformation campaign on climate change. "Climate of Doubt describes the individuals and groups behind an organized effort to attack science by undermining scientists, and to unseat politicians who say … Continue reading

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Climate change: Winning issue or losing battle?

Recent, fascinating, and underutilized national polls (also here and here) suggest climate change can be a winning issue in the 2012 elections.  A panel of experts, hosted by Climate Desk, discussed these key questions in Washington, DC, on October 10:  With this … Continue reading

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