Climate Change

The Environmental Challenges and Opportunities Facing Food and Beverage Companies

(3BL/JustMeans) — Food and beverage companies need to buy agricultural commodities to make their products. Commodity sourcing can be very challenging. Agricultural productivity is affected by the increasingly erratic weather patterns that climate change brings, plus groundwater depletion and soil erosion. Illegal and questionable practices in supply chains are brought to light by campaign groups.

American Businesses, Cities and States Can Make Up For Trump’s Climate Inaction

Federal climate change policy is a mess. President Trump announced early in June that the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is skeptical of climate change. He told executives from the coal industry that he would create a team of researchers to look into the science behind climate change.

Companies Can Lead On Climate Action In the Absence of Government Commitment

(3BL/Justmeans) President Trump has proved to be a president who is weak on climate action. In June, his administration announced it would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Trump will likely continue with policies that are detrimental to the environment, but business can lead where government lags or fails.

2017 Proxy Season Shows Investors are Concerned About Climate Change

Shareholders are starting to take climate change seriously, as the 2017 proxy season indicates. There were a number of majority and near-majority shareholder votes supporting proposals calling for action on climate change plus a large amount of resolution withdrawals due to corporate climate commitments.

HPE Launches World’s First Supply Chain Program Based on Climate Science

(3BL/JustMeans) We all use devices that are connected to the internet. The demand for those devices is only going to increase. The trend is for more and more devices to increase the demand for computing and data storage. An estimated 100 billion connected devices in 2020 will create an even greater demand for computing and data storage than the current infrastructure can handle.

Xylem’s Technology: Helping To Learn About Sinkholes

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the last six years a number of sinkholes have appeared, all around the planet—this is not an isolated phenomenon.

The Role of Business In Climate Change Action

President Trump has made it clear that environmental issues, including climate change, are not important to his administration. He appointed the CEO of ExxonMobil as the Secretary of State  and a man who sued the EPA 14 times to head the agency. Climate change is an environmental issue that Trump has repeatedly said he does not even believe occurs.

The Ladybird Book on Climate Change: Co-authored by Prince Charles, Tony Juniper and Scientist Emily Shuckburgh

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Prince Charles and his special adviser to his International Sustainability Unit, Tony Juniper, have joined forces with Dr. Emily Shuckburg, OBE a leading polar scientist, to co-author The Ladybird Book on Climate Change, the first in a new series aimed at adults.

The Arctic Region At A Serious Climatic Tipping Point

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Arctic Resilience Report warns that increasingly rapid melting in the Arctic region could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with consequences—environmentally and economically—to be felt as far away as the Indian Ocean. This groundbreaking study scientifically concludes the Arctic Resilience Assessment, a project launched by the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Businesses are Backing Climate Action

President-elect Donald Trump has voiced his denial of climate change on several occasions. And his choice of Myron Ebell, a known climate change denier, to lead the transition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrates that Trump’s position may not change.

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