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By Avery Palmer
Photo courtesy of Greenpeace
Insurance is there to help all of us cover the cost of the unfortunate, the unforeseen, and the inevitable: cars kissing bumpers, trees falling on roofs, superstorms laying waste to neighborhoods.
With extreme weather events from droughts to wildfires becoming an increasingly regular feature of our lives, most of us assume the insurance industry is developing long-term strategies to prepare for the impacts of climate change. After all, if the insurance we rely on isn’t there to help cover the costs, then who will?
But a groundbreaking new study by Ceres, a global advocate for sustainability in leadership whose Investor Network on Climate Risk manages $11 trillion in assets, reveals that most insurers aren’t preparing for climate change at all.
Climate Reality CEO Maggie L. Fox recently sat down with the authors of the report to discuss the costs of climate change and what it means for the insurance industry, our economy and citizens. This is a timely and important issue, and we hope you will take time to learn more.
Take a moment and watch this webinar with Fox, Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber and Senior Manager Sharlene Leurig about the insurance industry and the price of carbon.
Visit EcoWatch’s CLIMATE CHANGE page for more related news on this topic.
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The Return of a Relative: Tribal Communities in the Northern Great Plains Rally Around Bison Restoration
By Clay Bolt
On Oct. 11 people around the world celebrated the release of four plains bison onto a snow-covered butte in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
The climate crisis has put at least 945 designated toxic waste sites at severe risk of disaster from escalating wildfires, floods, rising seas and other climate-related disasters, according to a new study from the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), as the AP reported.
By Bailey Hopp
If you had to choose a diamond for your engagement ring from below or above the ground, which would you pick … and why would you pick it? This is the main question consumers are facing when picking out their diamond engagement ring today. With a dramatic increase in demand for conflict-free lab-grown diamonds, the diamond industry is shifting right before our eyes.
For one year Rob Greenfield grew and foraged all of his own food. No grocery stores, no restaurants, no going to a bar for a drink, not even medicines from the pharmacy.
Apple has removed all 181 vaping-related apps from its App Store, the company announced on Friday. The removal of the apps comes after thousands of people across the country have developed lung illnesses from vaping and 42 people have died.