STRATEGY CHANGE REQUIRED
The climate change discussion took a fascinating if
disturbing turn this week.
A new report came out suggesting that in all likelihood
dire consequences from global warming are inescapable.
The best we can do right now according to the report
is try to reduce the odds of catastrophic outcomes.
What makes this particular report so powerful is one
of its lead supporters is Henry Paulson, former Treasury
Secretary under President George W.
The message is aimed directly at business leaders
and it is this: climate change is going to cost a
Production will decrease, jobs will be lost, energy
costs will rise and the price of rebuilding our flooded
and storm damaged cities will be astronomical.
Paulson's report, and his recommendation for a carbon
tax as part of the solution, is also supported by
folks like former Secretary of State George Schultz
and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, suggesting
that once one distances oneself from the destructive,
willful ignorance of politics and the goofy charade
of talk radio issues of global importance gain a little
Maybe this nation's more thoughtful business leaders
can lead us to a brighter future.
Because it looks like no one else will.