Confirmed: Good Science IS Good Business.

Many of us have known for years that good climate science is good business. And, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has finally confirmed that obvious point.

According to a recent study published by the OECD, countries that enact strong environmental policies remain just as competitive as more-polluting nations. Despite years of being told that strict environmental regulations kill jobs, the actual data shows that efficiency and innovation allow industries to balance out.

Researchers analyzed data from industries impacted by the Montreal Protocol, like refrigerator manufacturers, and how they survived the strict ozone regulations.

At the time the regulations were enacted, refrigerator companies warned of job losses and closing factories. But, the industry found a way to adapt, implement the new standards, and help care for our planet.

The OECD Chief Economist Catherine L. Mann issued a statement about the study saying, “Governments should stop working on the assumption that tighter regulations will hurt their export share and focus on the edge they can get from innovation.”

The fact is, good science is good business, and we can't let these myths stop us from solving the climate crisis.

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dave thinkin berndt's picture
dave thinkin berndt 6 years 45 weeks ago
#1

Tom I have a small repair business and deal with all kinds of customers and the churches have no problem filling out or producing paperwork for sales tax exemption

Funny how they jump for money

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The Glenn Beck ... 6 years 45 weeks ago
#2

Hillary Clinton is going to frack the planet into more climate change, and so is Trump. That's why progressives need to show some nerve and tell Democrats it's going to be Bernie or bust. That means pledging to vote your conscience on Nov. 8th.

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bobcox 6 years 45 weeks ago
#3

Killing Jobs is the Capitalist way of saying cutting my profits.

Increasing the cost of raw materials by taking proper care of effluent, byproducts and exhausts to the atmosphere increases the costs assigned to the raw materials and therefore decreases the profits. If profits are the major consideration and one has no ethical requirement to take care of the worker or the environment, then not only will the worker receive the minimum subsistence level wage but tjhere will be no consideration for the environment or the community.

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RFord 6 years 45 weeks ago
#4

Businesses including petroleum, coal and natural gas producers, governments, and CEOs should switch to using and manufacturing renewable non polluting energy sources, not just because it's a booming money making industry, but because it's the right thing to do. With the way global warming and climate change is quickly accelerating beyond scientists' past predictions, the carbon fuel money makers may not have enough time left on Earth to spend half of their carbon fuel fortunes never mind their children and grandchildren. The only way to prevent our extinction is to get off of carbon rich fuels and plant billions of trees and plants. then global warming will slow and then reverse to restore the climate to normal. You don't think mankind can alter the worlds climate? Mankind has already done just that without even trying. Imagine what mankind can do if mankind tries.

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ezwriter 6 years 45 weeks ago
#5

Considering the reality of geoengineering, is it possible that spraying the planet with heavy metals, lithium and nano fibers may be the cause of 'global warming'? This insidious program has been ongoing for decades, and it's time the truth about it were told to the masses. We're being sprayed like bugs and either nobody knows about it, or nobody cares. Perhaps the apathy is being caused by the multitudes of neuro toxins in our air food and water, i.e. aspartame and fluoride and many others. WAKE THE EFF UP PEOPLE!!!!!!

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Hephaestus 6 years 44 weeks ago
#6

#5 Kindly give references

Thank you!

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phillipgriffin 5 years 28 weeks ago
#7

In different countries, we have found different rules and policies for business sectors. But the common protocol for every business organization is to follow the climatic rules and to protect the current climatic condition. There is nothing wrong to grow a business in any country, but we should the rules and regulation of the climate policies. Government passes several kinds of restriction on manufacturing companies to reduce pollution, but it is quite beneficial to grow our business online so that we can produce less pollution and implement our business strategy effectively.

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