A New Climate for Investors

What companies could benefit from the growing consensus to combat global warming? Some pros offer intriguing ideas

Everybody talks about the weather, as the old saying goes, but these days there's a sense of urgency to do something about it. Mild temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere sent oil prices below $50 per barrel and coaxed Washington's cherry trees to bloom in January. On the West Coast, unseasonable freezes wiped out hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of citrus fruit in California. Historic storms hit Europe and the Rocky Mountains.

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