Sunday, January 27, 2008

Big business says addressing climate change 'rates very low on agenda'

Climate change has drifted down on the list of concerns for the world's business leaders, according to this story from the Independent (UK). The consulting firm Accenture conducted a survey of "more than 500 businesses from the U.S., Germany, Japan, India, and China." One theme seems to be that with the global economy in a stress-racked downturn, there's less interest in paying attention to climate instability.

The article tartly points out that this undermines the American line that business will lead the way in addressing climate instability, just in time for the Bush administration's meeting in Hawaii. Everyone is waiting for governments to to establish the rules. And that means waiting for the U.S.

Image from the Royal Natural History, volume 4, by R. Lydeker.

No comments: