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The Chairman of the Largest Private Company in America Just Told the 1 Percent to Worry About Climate Change


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Cal
- 84 days ago - thenation.com
But will Greg Page's call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?The US economy could suffer damages running into the hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century due to climate change, according to a study



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Andrea W. (39)
Friday June 27, 2014, 4:06 pm
Thanks Cal. Noted. :)
 

Bill and Katie D. (77)
Friday June 27, 2014, 9:18 pm
Thank You
 

Susan Allen (221)
Friday June 27, 2014, 9:21 pm
Noted and shared. But, will republicans listen. I have my doubts. After all, god will take care of everything. Idiots!
 

A F. (132)
Friday June 27, 2014, 10:38 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

John S. (303)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 2:21 am
The same people that call in the consultants to help increase efficiency and effectiveness? My first question is if "By 2050, between $66 billion and $106 billion worth of coastal property will likely be below sea level, rising to $238 billion to $507 billion by 2100", will not land inland increase in value when it becomes coastal? And what does "Labor productivity, of outdoor workers, such as in construction, utility maintenance, landscaping and agriculture, particularly in the Southeast, could shrink by as much as 3 percent due to the projected number of days with temperatures topping 95 degrees." means as productivity deals with output but only in relation to input? I would argue that since extreme temperatures placed additional loads on equipment, hours and capital cost will increase. And then there is agricultural output where certain crops in specific areas might drop, but it is likely the crops grown will change. Then again, if we do enter a mini ice-age, will be no better off. I believe from a business sense, the sustainability issue is important from the perspective of shareholder value, and that using energy and water more efficiently is (while good for the environment) is cheaper for the company, and that increase productivity.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 7:27 am
The cost in human lives and productivity is not counted.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 1:39 pm
OK! What is wrong with their brain?
 

patsy olive (0)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 3:21 pm
Noted thanks Cal.
 

patsy olive (0)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 3:21 pm
Noted.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 6:29 pm
Noted. Well, his words and sentiment are in the right place. But, what took so long? These greedy destroyers-of-the-earth all wanted to get every single penny they could before changing their tune. And, this is one person.....maybe he's just spouting this to keep the people with tar-and-feathers at bay......I will believe it when I see concrete change.
 

june t. (65)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 11:21 pm
they still won't listen
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 11:32 pm
Noted. Thanks Cal.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 12:41 pm
noted, thanks
 

Stevie A. (10)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 2:18 pm
Perhaps Cargill will support politicians who are interested in Sustainable Business. An antidote to the Koch brats. One can hope . . .
 

Tom Sullivan (99)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 8:24 pm
They don't care it is all about the almighty dollar
 
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