Insurance companies should collect a carbon levy : Nature News & Comment

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PAL announces that our Director of Research Richard H. Clarke, in conjunction with Dr Anthony J. Webster (University of Oxford) have their article Insurance companies should collect a carbon levy published in Nature News & Comment today.     Insurance companies should collect a carbon levy : Nature News & Comment was last modified: September […]

Insurance companies should collect a carbon levy : Nature News & Comment was last modified: September 13th, 2017 by admin
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The Insurance Industry is already hammered by climate change – to punish it with heavy taxes is madness

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The forthcoming InsiderScope panel discussion ‘Reinsurance: survival tactics in a brutal market’ on 9 May 2017 is timely. The Insurance Industry is being hammered relentlessly by the devastating effects of manmade climate change and the resulting claims payouts. At PAL, we estimate that the percentage increase in insured loss and damage attributable to global warming […]

The Insurance Industry is already hammered by climate change – to punish it with heavy taxes is madness was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

PAL’s Universal Carbon Price will foot the bill for climate change – and is fair to Joe Bloggses the world over

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In my previous posting I promised Joe Bloggs, the proverbial man-in-the-street, more details on how PAL’s universal carbon price is fair, acceptable and affordable – for mankind worldwide. Here we go. PAL’s Universal Carbon Price will foot the bill for climate change – and is fair to Joe Bloggses the world over was last modified: […]

PAL’s Universal Carbon Price will foot the bill for climate change – and is fair to Joe Bloggses the world over was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

Loss and damage associated with Climate Change impacts to reach $1 trillion a year by 2021

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Climate change  is once again under the microscope at COP22 this month and one point in particular will be a review of the previously established Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage and whether developed countries would be able to fulfil their commitment to provide a total of $100bn a year of financial aid by 2020. PAL’s view is that the […]

Loss and damage associated with Climate Change impacts to reach $1 trillion a year by 2021 was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by Edward Coe

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
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Cost of carbon update for the first half of 2016: Increase in extreme weather drives up the cost of carbon emissions

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The cost of carbon – losses arising from extreme weather events attributable to cumulative causal carbon emission – for 2015 was $12.27 per tonne of carbon dioxide (previous year $12.67, down 3%). For the first half of 2016, the cost has increased to $12.44 on the back of extreme weather events reported by Munich Re […]

Cost of carbon update for the first half of 2016: Increase in extreme weather drives up the cost of carbon emissions was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by Edward Coe

New Book “Predicting the Price of Carbon: How to Crack the Climate Change Code for Good” Out Now

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Predicting the Price of Carbon How to Crack the Climate Change Code for Good Without a global price for carbon there can be no sustainable solution to the already unstoppable impact of climate change. It’s the one key factor that virtually all leading environmentalists, international bankers, energy giants, scientific experts and policy makers worldwide agree […]

New Book “Predicting the Price of Carbon: How to Crack the Climate Change Code for Good” Out Now was last modified: October 19th, 2017 by Edward Coe

A financial comparison of climate change impacts at 1.5C and 2C

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An article caught my eye recently: Scientists compare climate change impacts at 1.5C and 2C by Carbon Brief. We have some insight into the interconnectedness of extreme weather events and climate change, so we decided to take a look at the effect a 1.5°C at 2°C world might have on the expected financial loss and damage arising from extreme weather […]

A financial comparison of climate change impacts at 1.5C and 2C was last modified: September 3rd, 2017 by Edward Coe

PALcarbon 1.0

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PALcarbon 1.0 is now on available on general release.   PAL Carbon enables you to quickly and easily access carbon prices. PAL Carbon places a dollar price on the damages attributable to climate change per tonne of CO2 emitted. Selected fuel and energy types have prices weighted by their CO2 impact and usage. Prices are updated […]

PALcarbon 1.0 was last modified: April 25th, 2017 by admin

Carbon Dioxide: Why is it bad, or is it just hot air?

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) is  a naturally occurring gas that is vital to life on earth.  Carbon dioxide exists in our atmosphere as a trace element of about 400 ppm (parts per million).  It is part of the Earth’s ‘carbon cycle’.  It is produced by plants (photosynthesis), produced by animals (a product of respiration) and by combustion […]

Carbon Dioxide: Why is it bad, or is it just hot air? was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by Edward Coe