And this awareness should not be confined to scientists only, it is necessary to bring this knowledge to the common man too.
A search on these terms will give you access to speeches, social and environmental reports dealing with the issues. The authors Ernest Lowe is one of the pioneers in applying industrial ecology to business and community strategic planning. Harris is president and founder of Paradigm Research International, in Reston, Virginia He specializes in creating new business models that help organizations achieve sustainable growth.
Harris has advised public and private companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies in the areas of health, energy, environment, chemicals, real estate, transportation, national security, telecommunications and computer technology.
He received his doctorate in physics at the College of William and Mary. BP has formed an action agenda for reducing emissions internally and for working in partnership with other organizations around the world to reduce human impact on climate.
We focus on why BP made this decision, how BP arrived at the decision, and its implications for BP itself, for its competitors, and for other multinational corporations. Introduction British Petroleum appears to be fundamentally changing the way it does business.
BP was the first multinational corporation other than re-insurance companies to join the emerging consensus on climate change. BP committed to reduce greenhouse emissions from all of its own business operations. Is BP reacting to inevitable environmental pressures, but conducting business as usual, or is BP seizing the moment and using global climate change as a doorway to a new business model for the 21st century?
In conducting the research for this article, the authors interviewed BP personnel, representatives from other oil companies and from environmental organizations.
What follows explores how and why BP decided to act on climate change and, from this experience, we distill learnings that other companies can use to inform their environmental strategy.
At 48, when BP decided to break with the rest of the industry on climate change, he was the youngest chief executive among the top oil companies.
John Sawhill, the Nature Conservancy President who has known Browne for 20 years, says, "He does not like to run with the pack. BP tries to understand long-term forces at work.
It is hard to isolate cause and effect. The time to consider the policy dimensions of climate change is not when the link between greenhouse gases and climate change is conclusively proven but when the possibility cannot be discounted and is taken seriously by the society of which we are part.
We in BP have reached that point. Here he proposed more detailed policy options including energy taxes, carbon emissions trading, and joint implementation. Browne emphasized the need for different countries to develop the mix of greenhouse gas reduction strategies appropriate for each.
He re-emphasized the proactive position he had announced at Stanford: Framework Convention on Climate Change, and at a time when many U.
Beginning in the early 90s, scientists of the environmental action organization, Greenpeace, argued that global climate change was triggering more frequent hurricanes and floods and record claims on insurance companies. Byinsurance executives attended the Berlin Climate conference and began considering the merits of this argument.
Of these, sixteen involved wind and water, mainly in the form of hurricanes."Climate change skepticism" and "climate change denial" refer to denial, dismissal or unwarranted doubt of the scientific consensus on the rate and extent of global warming, its significance, or its connection to human behavior, in whole or in part.
My speech today will be about the concerning topic of Climate Change. Climate change is a serious global challenge. Temperature increases, which many scientists attribute to human activity, are likely to bring widespread and unpredictable changes around the world.
Clinton’s speech was heavy on climate details, both with regards to the consequences of climate change and her vision for how the United States can adapt to the challenges ahead. And that’s why, today, I'm announcing a new national climate action plan, and I'm here to enlist your generation's help in keeping the United States of America a leader -- a global leader -- in the fight against climate change.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has, once and for all, disproven climate change. While "eggheads" at "science laboratories" were busy worrying about how the increase in heat-trapping gases in the. Get the best economists’ judgment on the risk of inaction, of what the cost would be to global economies, versus the opportunities that are to be found in the clean energy market of the future.
Speak with the military leaders who view climate change as a global security concern, as a threat multiplier.