Rising temperatures have broad implications for the economy, livability
OUR VIEW: Global warming climate change may be inevitable business trend
Mankato Free PressPosted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The World Meteorological Organization reported that between man-made global warming from fossil fuels and the weather-warming phenomenon El Nino, this year will be the warmest on record, breaking 2014’s record.
That has broad implications for livability of the planet, but also will give a boost to several positive business trends.
The United Nations weather agency is not alone in its forecast. Scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are also predicting 2015 will be the warmest. Last year, the NOAA, NASA, Japan’s weather agency and the U.N. agency agreed 2014 was the warmest since records have been kept in the 1880s. The report comes just a week before the world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate climate change agreements.
Any agreements will likely continue what has been a somewhat soft push to address an issue that is clearly convincing not only to consumers but also businesses around the world of its serious economic implications and, not surprisingly, its opportunities for new business.