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Plugging in Electric Vehicles May Raise IQs
Posted on 13 Dec 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English It's not Gone with the Wind or Harry Potter, but an article just published in the public health journal, Health Affairs , is worth picking up, if only to start you thinking. In Six Climate... Read More

Ceres and a Series of Serious Thoughts About the NAIC Climate Disclosures - A Three Part Series
Posted on 24 Oct 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

Ceres released last month the first analysis of the insurer climate change disclosures submitted to state regulators pursuant to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners rule. The report is eye-opening. The authors have combed through the disclosures... Read More

The Debt Ceiling Furor Will Change the Climate of Climate Change Responses
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English We hope you don't come to this blog for stock tips but it doesn't take John Bogle to know that the debt ceiling impasse and the budget furor do not bode well for renewable energy stocks... Read More

National Weather Service 30-Year Averages Confirm the Climate is Getting Hotter in the U.S.
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald , Partner, McCarter & English Half a degree doesn't sound like much. And it isn't, if you are talking about a baccalaureate. But in a world of climate change, a half a degree increase in Baltimore's average temperature... Read More

Looking Forward and Looking Back - Some Climate Change Response Perspectives and Predictions
Posted on 10 Jan 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, English & McCarter Another year done, another time to look back and to look forward. In the climate change space, the increasing tempo of regulation was halted, but that does not mean that there were not significant... Read More

Coal Exports to China and Rising Temperatures
Posted on 4 Jul 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English Front page news in Baltimore early in June were two stories. The first notes record temperatures in Maryland in the first full week of June, 2011. The second was a lead article on June 12 on the... Read More

Predicting Sea Level Rise - The Arctic Council Raises the Ante
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English Last month Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and other prominent diplomats signed the first ever treaty under the auspices of the Arctic Council; specifically, the member nations addressed Arctic... Read More