Climate Change Challenge

November 04, 2016

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Choose a company or non-profit organization whose operating model is likely to be significantly affected by climate change’s physical manifestations and/or related regulation, including threats and opportunities associated with mitigation and/or adaptation. Describe how the organization is likely to be affected, the steps the organization is taking to address those effects, and describe and justify what additional steps you think the organization should consider implementing.

Note: The post for this assignment should be 600–800 words, and must conclude with a word count such as “(778 words).” Posts should not exceed 800 words.

Submitted (927)

Where did my Bananas go?
Barbara Obregon
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm
What's the direct impact of global warming on bananas and agriculture in Latin America?
ConEd: Adapting to New Regulatory & Physical Environments
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm
How one of the country's largest utilities is coping with the physical and regulatory challenges of climate change.
Reaching beyond the low-hanging fruit – Indigo Agriculture’s climate change dilemma
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:28 am
come find out how Indigo agriculture might go from cotton and wheat in the US to the global stage
Craig Ballard
Last modified on November 7, 2016 at 7:55 am
“We welcome the tremendous responsibility as the world’s largest hotel company to be a good global steward.” –Bill Marriott, Founder and Chairman of the Board Image: Marriott’s carbon footprint (i)   Background It’s March 25, 2016 and Bill Marriott, Founder [...]
Royal Caribbean: Time to Sink or Swim
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 2:08 am
Will Royal Caribbean innovate or will climate change take its ships by storm?
Winter is not coming…
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm
Or at least the one we are used to is not. Global warming has increase the average temperature in the US by 0.55 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since 1970 (1). A trend that is reducing the length of our winters [...]
From Fog to Smog – The Hidden Costs of the Cloud
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm
Google's journey in designing and implementing sustainable data centers
Stress-Tolerant Rice: Securing Bangladeshi Livelihoods from Consequences of Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:27 pm
Climate change has caused an onslaught of cyclones and flash floods and Bangladesh, and the development of stress-tolerant rice is one adaptation the country can implement to protect millions of livelihoods.
Are Cows the New SUV?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 8:57 am
A landmark 2009 study by leading environmentalists proclaims that “The single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions globally is livestock. It’s not automobiles, it’s not power plants, it’s livestock.”[1] What is the meat manufacturing industry doing to tackle this issue?
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Responding to an Existential Threat
Will Young
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 9:07 pm
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Background and the “Greatest Challenge” The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (“FWS”) was established in 1871 to study and reverse the collapse of U.S. food fisheries. Throughout the 20th Century, FWS successfully responded to [...]
Christmas without Christmas trees?
Last modified on November 6, 2016 at 11:57 am
The natural Christmas tree industry is at risk from both changing climate conditions and plastic competitors from China
Allstate on the Front Line: Insuring Against Climate Change
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm
The insurance industry is poised to be one of the major industries most effected by climate change. How will major players, like Allstate, react to increased risk?
Can banks save the world? The case of Bank of America
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm
Will the banking sector seize the opportunity to regain the trust of society?
Freeport-McMoRan: Demonizing the Foundation
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm
Even in the sustainable future, you can't grow a Prius.
Capitalizing on Change: Nordic Bulk Carriers and the Northwest Passage
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm
Climate change already presents numerous challenges for many businesses. But for some industries, does this cloud have a silver lining?
Is the world running out of chocolate?
Parvathy Menon
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:51 pm
Amongst concerned chocolate aficionados, “Chocopalypse” is an embellished term used to encapsulate the very real threat that climate change poses to global cocoa supplies. With chocopalypse looming closer, how does the American chocolate giant Mars, one of the world’s largest [...]
The US Navy: Are the Oceans Reaching a Boiling Point?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm
The United States Navy must adapt to overcome several challenges presented by global climate change.
Show Me the Honey: Plight of the Humble Bee
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm
Small changes, big impact - see how the humble bee can change the world
Water: Our World’s Most Valuable Resource!
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm
Xylem is public company and a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the water industry.
Coca-Cola’s Path to Sustainability
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:22 pm
“Increased droughts, more unpredictable variability, 100-year floods every two years…When we look at our most essential ingredients, we see those events as threats.” [1] Jeffrey Seabright, Vice President for Environment and Water Resources, The Coca-Cola Company
Weathering the Storm: Kleiner Perkins and the Tragedy of Clean-Tech Venture Capital
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:19 am
A brief look at why the first wave of clean-tech VCs failed--and how they might do better in the future.
Climate Change Delivers New Opportunities for Maersk Line
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm
New shipping routes open as Arctic ice caps recede due to climate change.
Going out of business! Reduce emissions by increasing diesel consumption
Camille D
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 11:36 pm
Yes, as counterintuitive as it seems, Cummins, one of the world’s largest heavy-duty vehicle diesel engine manufacturers, has developed engines that consume more to pollute less. In the past decade, Cummins has complicated its existence by adopting solutions to meet [...]
Climate Change and the Future of General Mills
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 10:38 pm
Extreme weather events have a significant impact on grain yields, which General Mills depends on to manufacture snacks from Cheerios to Pillsbury cinnamon rolls.
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