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Friday, November 9, 2012

Strategic CSR - Climate Change (III)

The article in the url below contains facts/quotes indicating the extent of the delay in compiling a serious response to climate change:

It has been well over 100 years since the phenomenon called the greenhouse effect was identified, 24 years since the steamy summer of ’88, when many of us first took notice, and, incredibly, 15 years since the Kyoto Protocol. … The climate has changed, and the only remaining questions may well be: a) how bad will things get, and b) how long will it be before we wake up to it.

The article also contains an indication of the urgency of acting:

… not only was May the warmest on record for the Northern Hemisphere, not only was it “the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average,” but it was also followed by a June in which some 3,200 heat records were broken in the United States.

Have a good weekend
David


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The Endless Summer
By Mark Bittman
July 19, 2012
The New York Times
Late Edition – Final
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