Global warming and Business
The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a book discussion with McKenzie Funk and Luke Mitchell on Funk's new book
McKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows us that the best way to understand the catastrophe of global warming is to see it through the eyes of those who see it most clearly—as a market opportunity. Global warming’s physical impacts can be separated into three broad categories: melt, drought, and deluge. Funk travels to two dozen countries to profile entrepreneurial people who see in each of these forces a potential windfall.
Funk visits the front lines of the melt, the drought, and the deluge to make a human accounting of the booming business of global warming. By letting climate change continue unchecked, we are choosing to adapt to a warming world. Containing the resulting surge will be big business; some will benefit, but much of the planet will suffer. McKenzie Funk has investigated both sides, and what he has found will shock us all. To understand how the world is preparing to warm, Windfall follows the money.
McKenzie Funk grew up in Oregon and studied philosophy, literature, and foreign languages at Swarthmore College. Since 2000, his reporting has taken him all over the United States and to dozens of countries on six continents. A National Magazine Award finalist and former Knight-Wallace Fellow, he won the Oakes Prize for Environmental Journalism for a story about the melting Arctic and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for his interview in Tajikistan with one of the first prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay. His writing has appeared in Harper's, National Geographic, Outside, Rolling Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The New York Times. Mac is a founding member of the journalism collective Deca. Windfall is his first book.
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How does Global warming effect businesses? | Yahoo Answers
most company's use electricity and the electricity is the second most carbon producing thing in the the world behind jets and cars people have to emit less carbons into the atmosphere because that is what causes the global warming. the government has introduced a tax on carbon emissions the damage to the environment would be or should be our worry not the effect on business
Global warming affecting businesses? | Yahoo Answers
Some small businesses may have problems complying with new environmental legislation, as they sometimes cannot afford the extra cost.
It is a shame, but it is the fault of previous businesses throughout history; their constant desire to make maximum profit without caring about anything else has lead us to the situation we have today.