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John Talberth

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Climate Risk Bonds: How to Finance Climate Disaster Response and Adaptation

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 3:01 PM

On a recent visit to California where drought has reached historic proportions, President Barack Obama announced a new initiative he intends to submit to Congress: a climate resilience fund. The fund, he said, would help communities address the increasingly costly consequences of climate change, including forest fires, drought,...

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How Sandy Reveals the GDP's Twisted Logic

(2) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 11:04 AM

As he waded knee-deep in an Atlantic City street, pummeled by Superstorm Sandy's winds, CNN's chief business correspondent Ali Velshi declared that it was too early to tell whether Sandy would be a plus or a minus for the U.S. economy.

The authorities are starting to tabulate the stupendous toll...

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