Monday, November 16, 2015

The U.S. must launch a 'Manhattan' or 'going to the moon' program to alleviate climate change

Big company CEOs need to lead climate change effort

By Gerald Rabe
NOVEMBER 15, 2015, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gerald Rabe, retired director of strategic technology development at Pillsbury Co., is the author of the book, “Through the Lens of Reality”.

Life places huge demands on most of us at some time; our character and resolve is put to the test.

And coming is the granddaddy of circumstances mankind has ever faced: the likelihood of global disaster caused by global warming. Only one small group might be capable of leading the effort to avert this catastrophe: the chief executives of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies.

No other group appears capable of stepping up to the task. Global warming, often confused with weather, and energy production are subjects that are complex and difficult for nonscientists to understand. And importantly, greed and self-interest of key players — the fossil fuel companies, pandering politicians — now overrides their objectivity and clear thinking.

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