Accurate temperature estimates of ancient oceans are vital because they are the best tool for reconstructing global climate conditions in the past. While climate models provide scenarios of what the world could look like in the future, paleoclimate studies (study of past climates) provide insight into what the world did look like in the past.
Understanding the causal relationships in climate change is imperative to making sound climate projections and decisions, now and in the future.
COVID-19 is highlighting the importance of risk and resilience, and as the world focuses on recovery, it is important to not lose sight of climate risk. The Earth’s climate is changing after more than 10,000 years of relative stability, and Asia is on the front line. Climate science tells us that, absent adaptation and mitigation, the climate hazards the region faces in the future, from heat waves to flooding, are likely to be more severe, more intense, or both. The impacts in Asia in some cases could be more severe than in many other parts of the world. As Asia seeks to grow its economy—and remain a key source of growth for the world—climate is thus a critical challenge that the region will need to manage.
Rapidly decarbonizing the US economy to avert the worst effects of climate change is possible, but it will take a war-time level effort, and tools like the forward-looking scenarios Riskthinking.AI has developed that help companies better understand and swiftly respond to climate risk
We couldn’t agree more that it’s time for companies to go “all in” on climate – to base every major decision on the climate bottom line as well as the financial bottom line. This report offers high-level guidance on climate policy for key stakeholders who want to drive change, from CEOs to board directors to concerned employees, and aligns with Riskthinking’s approach to assessing and responding to climate risk.
Meteorologists are anticipating the remainder of the hurricane season to be extremely active with an unprecedented number (25) of named storms in the forecast; a climate risk factor that threatens coastal communities across the US.
Record warming in the Arctic region this year- 5 degrees Celsius above the 30-year average-has contributed to the collapse of the last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic. This is both a devastating consequence -and accelerator – of climate change.
Extreme droughts are likely to become much more frequent across central Europe, which threaten ecosystem and human health, and economic wellbeing. If global greenhouse gas emissions rise strongly, a seven times increase in droughts could happen new research has shown.
A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom. It’s what happens in the complete absence of risk thinking.
As a result of a risk analysis exercise that was undertaken over three years ago, the Shaw Festival took out an insurance policy against the threat of a pandemic, which has saved the jobs of 500 employees. Riskthinking.ai develops tools for just this kind of risk analysis, supplying clients with the powerful advantage of better decision-making in the face of extreme uncertainty.