The climate change numbers suggest we've got 10 years to get serious about the problem, and less than a third of the US populace is still in denial.
What's a US executive to do?
European companies are acting all smarty pants, with their far-sighted offset strategies and growing market share in green businesses.
Heck, even Hawaii firms are retaining guys like me to help them make sure they're asking the right questions.
Now, John Laumer posts a list of (tongue-in-cheek) questions that business executives might be asking themselves to get started (via treehugger).
Laumer points to a recent 31-company survey, conducted for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, which found that "companies with a history of climate-related activity are trying to shift their strategies from a focus on risk management and bottom-line protection to an emphasis on business opportunities and top-line enhancements".
So, says Laumer, questions like these might come to mind:
- Is there time to sell off those energy-intensive divisions before the rest of the market catches on?
- Will my retirement condo on Amelia Island be flooded? (Near Jacksonville on FL coast as shown for projected 3M sea level rise.)
- Are we still listed as contributing to Competitive Enterprise Institute?
- Is it better to grow our business where renewable energy is plentiful - Buffalo NY or Seattle WA come to mind - or where coal is, and will remain, the dominant electricity source?
- What are those guys in R&D working on anyway?
- Really? Have we looked at the life cycle carbon foot print of products before they go commercial?
- What is the competition doing?
- What does the strategic plan say about climate change?
- Why aren't we getting mentioned on TreeHugger?
- Why don't we have more women on the Board of Directors?
Sheesh... wish I'd tho't of all these!