Tag Archives: climate

Big insurers brace for perilous future as climate risks escalate

After one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons in history, the world’s biggest insurers say the industry needs to get its act together if it wants to survive climate change. Insuring against weather natural disasters could reach unaffordable levels for households and companies, while the potential damage is so unpredictable it may be impossible to model—an unacceptable risk to insurers. ... Read More »

What is Earth’s climate future?

A book on geological history that explains climate change It is climate season again as the UN Climate Change Conference (CoP23) considers a greener future for the planet in Bonn, Germany. There is plenty of literature on the topic, but it is always useful to get it organised between the covers of a book. Australian climate scientist and conservationist Tim ... Read More »

Future of renewable energy: Sunny investment climate for solar technology in India

On May 12, 2017, India recorded its lowest-ever solar tariff of Rs 2.44/unit of electricity. That is a 73% fall since 2010, and compares favourably with India’s cheapest power source–coal, electricity from which now ranges between Rs 3/unit and Rs 5/unit. The new low solar cost was announced at a reverse auction–in which the role of buyer and seller is reversed and the seller with the ... Read More »

Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Narendra Modi (left) met Emmanuel Macron in Paris Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed his country will go “above and beyond” the 2015 Paris accord on combating climate change. Speaking at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Modi described the agreement as part of “our duty to protect Mother Earth”. Several global leaders have criticised President ... Read More »