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Companies And Climate Change Case Study

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Companies Impact on Climate Change According to Mindy S. Lubber president of Ceres, “many U.S. companies today are still downplaying the possible risks of climate change and its far-reaching business impacts.” Still using fossil fuels and releasing carbon dioxide in large amounts will have large effects on the Earth, if companies aren’t careful. The idea of global warming has been around in the United States for many years. In fact, climate change has had effects on people and the environment for a while, and it may continue. The companies use fossil fuels for energy to receive the positive business effects that they give. However, companies are already starting to see consequences for releasing too much carbon dioxide. Companies …show more content…

These fossil fuels have many positive economic benefits for the company which intrigues them to use it, however fossil fuels don’t have the greatest benefits on our environment. Some effects of climate change are already being seen in the world today. For example, Davenport said “$250,000 each time to repair Strickland's damaged building, replace his furniture, and truck in an arsenal of fans and dehumidifiers to dry everything out (1).” This is the cost of replacement whenever his house was flooded from rising sea level. Regarding sea level, he also said east coast oceans will rise 3 to 4 times faster than the global average (Davenport 1). Leading to some important cities to eventually be underwater. Large amounts of carbon dioxide are also being absorbed into the oceans, killing marine wildlife, specifically saying “Over the past decade, so much carbon dioxide has been pumped into the atmosphere that the oceans' carbon levels have shot up.” Davenport also said “We've crossed a line. In 20 or 30 years, there won't be any water in the Northwest where we can grow oysters (1).” Growing oysters are a source of food and income, and with the large impact that these companies have, who knows what animal is next. In fact, these companies actions have a pretty big impact on climate change. Specifically power plant companies combine for one-third of carbon dioxide emissions (“Emissions” 1). In order to receive the energy or fuel,

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