World Bank’s groupthink would leave Kosovo in the dark

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The World Bank’s President Dr Jim Yong Kim has resigned. Now it is time for the bank to get real on coal power. The new President should use financial carbon metrics to re-assess the bank’s energy funding choices. While Germany’s exit from coal is long overdue, Kosovo desperately needs a new, smokeless baseload power station. […]

World Bank’s groupthink would leave Kosovo in the dark was last modified: February 12th, 2019 by Richard Clarke
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Towards a Trillion Dollars of Carbon-Related Loss & Damage in 2016

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The global loss and damage arising from all weather events that were attributable to man-made climate change in 2016 was   $953,905,000,000   This is based upon estimated carbon emissions for 2016 of 37,705,000,000 tCO2, and PAL’s global one-year Carbon Loss Index (CLIX) of $25.30 per tonne of CO2. The CLIX benchmark measures loss and damage attributable to […]

Towards a Trillion Dollars of Carbon-Related Loss & Damage in 2016 was last modified: January 4th, 2019 by Richard Clarke

How will global warming impact insurance claims?

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In Science magazine, one of the leading US research journals, there is a comprehensive overview of the evolving impact of climate change on the insurance industry by Evan Mills[17], a senior scientist at LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).  Mills is a respected chronicler of the insurance industry’s action on climate change.  One graph stands out. […]

How will global warming impact insurance claims? was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by Richard Clarke