Can Businesses Override The White House When It Comes To The Environment?

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Can Businesses Override The White House When It Comes To The Environment?

by Esha Chhabra
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Businesses, once the culprit of environmental damage, could be part of the solution. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00am

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According to new research published in Nature Climate Change, we have even less time to address the impact of climate change. 

In the Paris Climate Agreement, the key number was “below 2 degrees Celsius.”  If we can keep warming below that threshold, we would be in a better position.  However, a new study says that preindustrial levels of carbon emissions used in the Paris agreement are actually based off of temperature records in the 19th century and do not account for gasses released from 1750 to 1875; and those gases, if accounted for, would add another one-fifth of a degree to the baseline temperature.

Bottom line: Three businesses, of varying sizes and industries, shared with me why they feel that the business community can set a precedence - and even outweigh the decisions of the Oval Office. 

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Keywords: Environment | Climate Action | Paris Climate Agreement | Timberland | climate change

CAMPAIGN: Timberland’s Commitment to the Outdoors

CONTENT: Article