[MCN] Climate change: Corporations still don't have their act together

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Mon Dec 10 14:50:56 EST 2018

Nature Climate Change  Dec 10, 2018

The private sector’s climate change risk and adaptation blind spots <https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0340-5>
Allie Goldstein, Will R. Turner et al

The private sector is already experiencing the impacts of climate change, from increased operational costs to disrupted production. Investors are increasingly asking companies to disclose these risks as the physical consequences of climate change become financially material. In reviewing more than 1,600 corporate adaptation strategies, we find significant blind spots in companies’ assessments of climate change impacts and in their development of strategies for managing them. Adaptation approaches that consider broader climate change risks to supply chains, customers and employees, and that integrate ecosystem-based strategies, could limit the ‘tragedy of the horizon’ characterized by inadequate and too-late action.

"The biosphere -- this thin film of air and water and soil and life no deeper than ten miles, or one four-hundredth of the earth's radius  -- is now the setting of the uncertain history of man."

“Man must learn to see himself in his true place and proportion in the biosphere.”

The Editors, Scientific American. Foreword to The Biosphere, the book version of Scientific American’s September 1970 special issue on The Biosphere.

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