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Integrating Climate Science and Investing

An increasing number of asset managers are hiring climate scientists to do research, as it is very difficult to separate climate-focused investment strategies from climate risk science and data.  In this week’s edition of The Great Repricing, Jeff sits down with Dr. Kimberley R. Miner, a climate risk scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and Assistant Professor at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute.

Dr. Miner offers her perspective on a variety of topics, including her work and research in the Arctic Poles, why the capital markets should be concerned about climate change, and the accuracy of scientific climate forecasting.  Noting that the effects of climate change are interrelated around the globe, Dr. Miner emphasizes that the commodities market is pricing out earth systems and that everything in the market is intrinsically tied to what occurs on the planet.