Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has become the latest person to deliver a blunt warning about the risks of climate change to global financial stability. Speaking at Lloyd’s of London, Carney warned that “the catastrophic impacts of climate change will be felt beyond the traditional horizons of most actors – imposing a cost on future generations” and that “climate change will threaten financial resilience and longer-term prosperity.”
His speech came as the Bank of England published a report on the impact of climate change on the British insurance industry, to be presented to the UK government, and sees the governor join a host of economic figureheads warning about the risk of continued reliance on dirty fossil fuels.
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