Fed's Core Mission Now Includes Climate Change
It's bad enough that central bankers are clueless about inflation.
They now want their hands in another thing they do not understand and cannot control even if they did.
Fed's Core Mission Change
Lael Brainard, Chair of the Fed's Committee on Financial Stability, says Climate Change Matters for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability.
So how does climate change fit into the work of the Federal Reserve? To support a strong economy and a stable financial system, the Federal Reserve needs to analyze and adapt to important changes to the economy and financial system. This is no less true for climate change than it was for globalization or the information technology revolution.
To fulfill our core responsibilities, it will be important for the Federal Reserve to study the implications of climate change for the economy and the financial system and to adapt our work accordingly.
Climate Change Essential to Achieving Mission
Brainard was just one of the speakers at the Fed's Economics of Climate Change summit last November.
Mary Daly, San Francisco Fed president has this Q&A in her presentation.
Q: Why is the San Francisco Fed hosting a climate conference? Why this? Why now?
A: The answer is simple. It’s essential to achieving our mission.
Bank of Japan Warns of Climate Change Risks
Japan Times reports Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda Warns of Climate Change Risks.
The challenges posed by a string of recent natural disasters and the potential hit to the economy from slowing overseas growth “should be better addressed by government with fiscal policy and structural policies,” Kuroda said at a seminar.
As Japan is prone to big typhoons and earthquakes, Kuroda highlighted the risks related to climate change as an example of new issues central banks must deal with in maintaining financial stability.
“Climate-related risk differs from other risks in that its relatively long-term impact means the effects will last longer than other financial risks, and the impact is far less predictable,” he said. “It is therefore necessary to thoroughly investigate and analyze the impact of climate-related risk.”
Bank of England Climate Change Warning
The Bank of England hopped on the climate change bandwagon on December 30, with a Climate Change Warning from BoE Chief Mark Carney.
The world will face irreversible heating unless firms shift their priorities soon, the outgoing head of the Bank of England has told the BBC.
He said leading pension fund analysis "is that if you add up the policies of all of companies out there, they are consistent with warming of 3.7-3.8C".
Scientists say the risks associated with an increase of 4C include a nine metre rise in sea levels - affecting up to 760 million people – searing heatwaves and droughts, and serious food supply problems.
“Now $120tn worth of balance sheets of banks and asset managers are wanting this disclosure [of investments in fossil fuels]. But it’s not moving fast enough.”
ECB in on the Climate Change Act
The Financial Times reports Christine Lagarde Wants Key Role for Climate Change in ECB Review.
Consider this Open Letter to ECB head Christine Lagarde from the European Parliament.
During your hearing at the European Parliament, you rightly pledged to make sure the ECB puts the “protection of the environment at the core of the understanding of its mission.” As academics, civil society and trade union leaders, entrepreneurs and citizens deeply concerned by climate change, we believe that the most powerful financial institution in Europe cannot just sit passively as we witness a growing environmental crisis.
Climate change not only imperils life-sustaining processes, it also threatens the financial stability, real economy and jobs. It has been estimated that without mitigation efforts, physical risks related to climate change could result in losses of up to $24 trillion of the value of global financial assets.
Wow. $24 Trillion at risk.
Nonetheless, Germany’s Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann, who also sits on the on the ECB’s governing council, understands the silliness of the move.
Weidmann says that he would view “very critically” any attempt to redirect a central bank’s actions towards climate change, such as favouring the purchase of green bonds as part of a quantitative easing programme.
Weidmann is guaranteed to be overruled.
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Central Bank Fearmongering Blue Ribbon Contenders
- European Parliament: $24 Trillion in Damages
- Bank of England: 9 Meter rise in seal level (29.53 feet).
To decide who wins the blue ribbon, first let's do a simulation.
10 Meter Rise in Seal Level
The above Alarming Map shows what might be left of Florida when the sea level rises by 10 meters.
Caney said 9 meters but the average elevation of Florida is allegedly only 6 feet. The highest elevation is only 312 feet.
Mark Carney Wins Fearmongering Blue Ribbon
I give Mark Carney the Central Bank fearmongering Blue Ribbon because people can understand the concept of Florida being three feet underwater.
In contrast, no one understands $24 trillion. Besides, that estimates will soon be $250 trillion or higher due to Fearmongering Inflation.
None of the above tops AOC who says World Will End in 12 Years: Here's What to Do About It
Here's a lesson for you climate fearmongers: Never put a time frame on your prediction that is shorter than your expected life or you will be ridiculed until you die.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock