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September 2019

Greta Thunberg’s rebuke of Congress last week took no prisoners and showed no favor to heroes of the left who have styled themselves friends of the environment.
Though Thunberg did not utter the words “Green New Deal,” she characterized partisan…

Index Funds Have No Way To Manage Climate Risk, Expert Warns

Index funds and the investors who own them face an unmanageable risk from climate change, according to the director of Stanford University’s Sustainable Finance Initiative. Many of those investors are pensions.
Alicia Seiger told members of the U.S.…

Climate change will take its toll across the economy, in some unexpected places, a panel of experts told members of Congress last week.
Unmitigated climate change has already cost the U.S. economy $1 trillion, said economist Marshall Burke, an…

The Climate Investment That Promises 400 Percent Returns

Few investments produce the rich returns that climate adaptation does, but the pace of climate adaptation in the United States continues to lag the pace of climate change.
That is mostly because of perception, according to Roger Pulwarty, a senior…

NEW HAMLET, PLUM VILLAGE, DIEULIVOL, FRANCE—One takes the train from Bordeaux to Libourne, then changes to a bus toward Sainte Foy la Grande to reach New Hamlet, one of the Plum Village monasteries in the Dordogne Valley founded by the Zen teacher…