Via Planet3.0 I see there is a declaration of the need, and competitive advantage it would bring, for action on climate change signed by a not insignificant number of major (non-fossil fuel) corporations.Â As Michael Tobis points out, it is, rather strangely, presented as an image only.
So my contribution is running it through an OCR tool, formatting and presenting it below:
Tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century
(and it’s simply the right thing to do)
What made America great was taking a stand. Doing the things that are hard. And seizing opportunities. The very foundation of our country is based an fighting for our freedoms and ensuring the health and prosperity of our state, our community, and our families. Today those things are threatened by a changing climate that most scientists agree is being caused by air pollution. We cannot risk out kids’ futures on the false hope that the vast majority of scientists are wrong. But just as America rose to the great challenges of the past and came out stronger than ever, we have to confront this challenge, and we have to win. And in doing this right, by saving money when we use less electricity, by driving a more efficient car, by choosing clean energy, by inventing new technologies that other countries buy, and creating jobs here at home, we will maintain our way of life and remain a true superpower in a competitive world. In order to make this happen, however, there must be a coordinated effort to combat climate changeâwith America taking the lead here at home. Leading is what we’ve always done. And by working together, regardless of politics, we’ll do it again.
Appeals to selfishness are the only way out of this predicament.