Trump Would ‘Cancel’ Historic Paris Agreement

That’s How the BBC Reported  it and the Whole World is Mad!

The BBC News was all over the pledge by Trump to “cancel” the Paris Agreement of 2015 (which is that plan to save the planet that the whole world signed onto).

It took over twenty years in the making for the world to come together, and especially after a terror attack in Paris, to finally agree on a plan to address the greatest threat to humanity. Donald Trump said “It was bad for US Business”, according the BBC.

He happens to be dead wrong.  More than 175 Businesses have signed the American Businesses Climate PledgeAccording to The Financial Times, CEO’s like “Alex Gorsky, chief executive of Johnson & Johnson, said having a large number of companies join the pledge would have a “very significant impact” on pushing for a deal. “We’re excited that it does seem to be picking up momentum,” Mr Gorsky told the FT.

“The more large companies work together … it will create significant momentum around the world.”

That is, if it isn’t President Trump. Bad for Businesses, Mr. Trump? These Companies don’t agree.

21ST CENTURY FOX

365 RETAIL MARKETS

ACER AMERICA

ADOBE

AGILE SOURCING PARTNERS

AIRBNB

AKAMAI

ALL STAR SERVICES

AMAZON

AMD

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY

AVERY DENNISON

BEN & JERRY’S

BHPBILLITON

BIO-AMBER

BMW NA

BNY MELLON

BURNS & MCDONNELL

CANTALOUPE SYSTEMS

CANTEEN & COMPASS GROUP

CH2M

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

CRAIG COMMUNICATIONS

DANFOSS

DUPONT

EDP RENEWABLES NORTH AMERICA

ENEL GREEN POWER NORTH AMERICA

EQUINIX

FRHAM

GAMESA

GENENTECH

GOURMET COFFEE SERVICE

GREENWOOD ENERGY

IHG

INTERFACE

INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES

JETBLUE

JM HUBER CORPORATION

KAISER PERMANENTE

KELLY SERVICES

KIMBALL ELECTRONICS

KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES

KPMG

LEGRAND NA

LENOVO

LINKEDIN

MESA ASSOCIATES

MGM RESORTS

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL GRID

NEWS CORP

NOVARTIS

NRG

ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES

PATHEON

PROLOGIS

RIO TINTO

RM2

ROYAL VENDING

SKYONIC

STAPLES

SWITCH COMMUNICATIONS

SYMANTEC

TESLA MOTORS

TRI-ALPHA ENERGY

UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES

VALLEY ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS

VF CORPORATION

VOLVO GROUP NORTH AMERICA

THE WITTERN GROUP

XYLEM

The following companies have previously joined the American Business Act on Climate pledge:

ABENGOA BIOENERGY US

AEMETIS

ALCOA

AMERICAN EXPRESS

APPLE

AT&T

AUTODESK

BANK OF AMERICA

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY

BEST BUY

BIOGEN

BLOOMBERG

CA TECHNOLOGIES

CALPINE

CAMPOS BROTHERS FARMS

CARGILL

COCA-COLA

COX

DELL

DISNEY

DSM NORTH AMERICA

EMC CORPORATION

ENER-G RUDOX

ENERGY OPTIMIZERS

FACEBOOK

FULCRUM BIOENERGY

GE

GENERAL MILLS

GENERAL MOTORS

GOLDMAN SACHS

GOOGLE

HERSHEY’S

HP

IBERDROLA USA

IBM

IKEA USA

INGERSOLL RAND

INTEL

INTEX SOLUTIONS

INTREN

INVENERGY

JOHNSON & JOHNSON

JOHNSON CONTROLS

KELLOGGS

KEYSTONE ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING

KINGSPAN INSULATED PANELS INC

LAKESHORE LEARNING

LAM RESEARCH

LEVI STRAUSS & CO.

L’OREAL USA

MARS

MCDONALDS

MICROSOFT

MONSANTO

NATIONAL LABEL

NESTLE USA

NIKE

NOVOZYMES

ONE3LED

PACIFIC ETHANOL

PEPSI

PG&E

POET

PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC

PROCTOR & GAMBLE

PWC US

QUALCOMM

RICOH USA

SALESFORCE.COM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

SIEMENS USA

SONY USA

STARBUCKS

SYNGENTA/QCCP

TARGET

TRIGLOBAL ENERGY

UNILEVER

UPS

WAL-MART

XEROX

 

Is it Time for a Category 6 Hurricane?

The Weather Channel reports on a blog post by Dr. Jeff Masters in which he discusses catastrophic “black swan” hurricanes that killed 22,000 people in 1780 and found the likelihood of “grey swan” hurricanes increasing by 14% because of Climate Change.

Study: Climate Change, Extreme Weather Fueling More War

Study: 25% of Armed Conflict followed Extreme Weather Events

We often hear that ISIS and terrorism are far bigger threats to our security than Climate Change. A new study published by the National Academy of Sciences, a body created by President Lincoln to advise Congress on matters of science, accounting for a number of variables such as ethnic diversity, poverty, and more found that 25% of conflict followed a drought, flood or heat wave.

“We’ve been surprised by the extent that results for ethnic fractionalized countries stick out, compared to other country features such as conflict history, poverty, or inequality,” said Dr Jonathan Donges a Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research scientist and co-author of the new study.

“We think that ethnic divides may serve as a predetermined conflict line when additional stressors like natural disasters kick in, making multi-ethnic countries particularly vulnerable to the effect of such disasters,” he continued.

“It’s significant that you can make that statement—that nearly 25 percent of those conflicts coincided with some type of climate-related disaster.”

“What’s much more important is that this number is highly statistically significant and robust,” Donges said. “You cannot explain it by chance.”