Climate Change Challenge

November 2016

November 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.

Responses (928)

Reimagining The Grid
JPrice
Posted on November 6, 2016 at 12:07 pm
Exploring sustainable and economically efficient methods to expand power delivery and organization in an era where natural disasters and widespread climatic change tail events are no longer so rare
Launch of the Toyota Mirai
GG
Posted on November 5, 2016 at 12:40 am
Toyota’s operations have been fundamentally affected in two main ways by climate change: Changing consumer preferences: As an automotive producer, Toyota is vulnerable to the fluctuations in the price and supply of fossil fuels. Higher and more variable costs of [...]
Maker’s Mark: Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Angelo
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm
Given the negative impact of climate change on society, everyone must play his/her part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With this, it’s important to consider the environmental implications of all of our purchases, even our alcohol! We are living in [...]
Can ThinkEco Help Users Reduce their Electric Consumption?
Laura Barnes
Posted on November 6, 2016 at 9:49 pm
ThinkEco is a New York City based company in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and energy spaces. They’ve created a piece of hardware called the “Modlet” which connects to their website and mobile apps, allowing customers to monitor their home appliances remotely. [...]
Traveling to Iceland? Perhaps think twice.
Rebecca S.
Rebecca S.
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 11:15 pm
With today’s technology, air travel is hugely taxing on the environment. However, companies, such as Icelandair, are working to ensure we can continue to enjoy the world’s beauty.
United’s Climate Change Challenge (642 Words)
GForce
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm
One of the most significant emitters of greenhouse gases, which contributes to climate change, are airplanes. Thus airlines like United Airlines are uniquely exposed to climate change and the broader regulatory effort. Aircrafts generally emit a broad range of greenhouse [...]
Power Struggles at Amazon Web Services
radhika
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 11:42 pm
In the past few years, it has become the norm for tech companies to not own any servers and instead rely on cloud-based services to handle their data storage and computing infrastructure. A wide variety of companies such as Netflix, Pinterest and [...]
Paper for the Planet
Nelly-Ange
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm
WestRock is a paper and packaging company that, despite its reliance on the cutting down of trees, has undertaken multiple notable steps towards increased sustainability.
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