Working to cope with climate change

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    Working to cope with climate change: A guest column by J. Wayne Leonard and Raymond C. Offenheiser
    Working to cope with climate change: A guest column by J. Wayne Leonard and Raymond C. Offenheiser | NOLA.com

     
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    AGW is another way of saying EnviroMarxism
     
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    Thanks for commercial... I already have insurance for weather related issues..

    Another company trying to look green as a tree frog..
     
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    I turned my thermostat down
     
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    I never heard of Oxfam but it sounded like a manufactured product ....wrong...Oxfam is part of the global warmist extortion scheme.
     
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    How big is your carbon footprint?
     
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    Munich Re - Corporate Responsibility - Climate change

    Putting knowledge to use, devising solutionsIn the financial and insurance sector, Munich Re is a pioneer in analysing the consequences of climate change. We are continually expanding the competence we have gained over decades in order to promote climate-protective solutions, for example, new cover concepts for investors in innovative, climate-friendly technologies. Moreover, we plan to place all our business activities within Munich Re (Group) throughout the world on a climate-neutral basis.

    Munich Re has been studying the risks and opportunities posed by climate change since founding its Geo Risks Research Department back in 1974. Our knowledge in this field continued to grow and was concentrated in one place in 2008 when the » Corporate Climate Centre (CCC) was founded. In this network, staff members from all parts of the Group investigate the consequences of climate change and devise pioneering concepts and solutions for climate protection.

    Adapting to the effects of climate change
    Such concentrated competence is a huge help in opening up new fields of business and developing innovative cover concepts for adapting to the effects of climate change. In Munich Re's core business, these include crop failure covers and policies providing protection against flood damage. We also offer a truly unique service for better identifying complex natural hazards: the NATHAN Risk Suite. This made-to-measure product draws on extensive data resources to offer, among other options, precise identification of relatively highly exposed sites throughout the world, also taking into account the changes resulting from climate change
     
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    Sure Ole Rocks -- tons of money to be made appearing Green. Look at the dancing GE elephants commercials or the Fed Ex forest fairies.. When are you gonna realize you're being punked? GE makes off with BILLIONS in Green Fed giveaways and DEMs pretend they don't know why GE never paid taxes.

    The gullible are being hosed.
     
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    Climate Change Science - Science behind climate change | Entergy

    Sounds like an accurate and legitimate climate concern message to me.

    Greenhouse gas performance and commitment | Entergy


    • In 2001, Entergy partnered with Environmental Defense and became the first domestic utility to voluntarily enact a five-year plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 2000 levels. Entergy beat the original target by 23 percent while increasing sales 21 percent during the same period.

    • In 2006, Entergy made a second commitment to stabilize CO2 emissions from its power plants and controllable purchased power at 20 percent below 2000 levels through 2010. Our cumulative CO2 emissions for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 122.9 million tons, 4 percent better than our stabilization goal of 127.7 million. Since we made our first stabilization commitment in 2001, we have emitted 327.4 million tons of CO2, which is nearly 17 percent below our cumulative stabilization goal for the eight-year period.

    • Entergy established a $25 million Environmental Initiatives Fund with 80 percent dedicated to changes in Entergy-owned assets and 20 percent for the purchase of CO2 offsets (e.g., agricultural projects, geologic sequestration or enhanced oil recovery).

    • Through the EIF, Entergy has made capital improvements on its existing fossil fleet, including coal plants, to improve efficiency. Improvements include increasing production from non-emitting nuclear units through capacity up-rates and increasing capacity factors, and increasing production from more efficient, low-emitting combined cycle gas turbines and combined heat and power resources.

    While I wouldn't call this list profound, they are certainly productive steps in the right direction and demonstrate a sincere effort to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Many major corporations are headed in a similar direction.
     

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