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Obstructive U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Global Warming Initiative

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February 10, 2016 - The conservative wing of the American Supreme Court is not interested in combating climate change. Instead 5 justices have buried their heads in the sand in the name of non-science and nonsense.

Today is Water Day at COP 21 in Paris

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December 2, 2015 - A new private sector initiative, the Business Alliance for Water and Climate Change (BAFW) is being launched in Paris today. It calls for companies to commit to measure and minimize water risks.

Reinsurance Industry Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change

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November 30, 2015 - This summer my wife and I visited Passau, Germany, located at the confluence of three rivers, The Danube, Inn and Ilz.

Exxon Targeted as Villain in Suppressing What it Knew About Climate Change

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November 1, 2015 - Last July I wrote a posting (link provided) expressing why I was so put off by companies like ExxonMobil. In it I revealed that ExxonMobil's own engineers back in 1981 had already identified the burning of fossil fuels as a principal contributor to global warming.

Organizational Change - The Rise of Public Benefit Corporations

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September 21, 2015 - One of the most interesting 21st century phenomenon is the rise of an entirely new type of business built on the infrastructure of the Internet and designed not just to make money but to provide a public benefit as well. In the past public benefit was something delivered by government. Think libraries and hospitals.

How 21st Century Technology Will Disrupt the Insurance Industry

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September 16, 2015 - If you think of industries that are insulated from technological progress you might say insurance. And yet there are a number of technological innovations that are altering even this staid group of companies. Some of these technologies are industry bred. But the real disruptions are those that are unforeseen.

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Why I'm Angry at Fossil Fuel Companies and ExxonMobil in Particular

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July 30, 2015 - One of my readers who follows my blog through LinkedIn admonished me a couple of weeks ago for being too critical of the fossil fuel industry.

When Oil Companies Just Don't Get It

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May 31, 2015 - ExxonMobil's May 27th annual shareholder meeting was given a political lesson from th

Paris Business Conference Weighs In On Climate Change

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May 21, 2015 - This week in Paris world business leaders have gathered to talk about climate change and investment. Two months ago 266 large investors responsible for managing $20 trillion U.S.

New Organizations Emerge to Provide Policy and Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation

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March 3, 2015 - The 21st century is creating a whole new area of expertise and a business opportunity for organizations both private and public focused on mitigating and combating climate change.  Here is a brief overview of a few of these. If you know of others please let me know and I will endeavour to write about the work they are doing in this most important field.

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