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Time to Pivot: Latest climate report, a conservative plan for carbon, new and various corporate comm

As the Director of Sustainability at the Smeal College of Business, it is my responsibility to keep my mind constantly steeping in a solution of: 1 part business, 1 part technology, and 1 part each of environmental and social impact, including emerging science, news and events. (Stir together and steep for years until it reaches desired level of understanding).

In "That's News to Me" I share what I am steeping my

Alan Weisman, The World Without Us explores ecology and society with or without us

mind in with the growing TBL Smeal community. I recently finished the book A People's History of the United States and am now reading The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, a stirring and imaginative scientific exploration of our connection with the natural world.

It would be good to read my post from Oct 2017 about climate change communications with some quick advice.

Time to Pivot: Andrew Winston

Given the challenge thrown down by the latest IPCC report (see below), it is worth revisiting business strategies for a "hot, scarcer and more open world" (Winston, The Big Pivot)

Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity’s biggest challenges. His views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including Boeing, HP, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, and Unilever.

A Conservative Climate Plan - From the NY Times Climate Fwd Newsletter

"The newest financial supporter of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is the biggest energy company in the world: the fossil fuel giant Exxon Mobil. The company announced that it would give $1 million over the next two years to Americans for Carbon Dividends, a group supporting legislation that would tax carbon emissions and return the money to Americans in refunds."

New Climate Report Forces Our Hand: Respond Like Neville or Winston?

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