Energy producers, get green or prepare to take your lumps

July 14, 2005

Global warming means tangible costs and real opportunities for the world’s largest corporations. But transforming costs into opportunities desperately needs quickening. What will it take for corporate behavior to reach a tipping point that induces governments to change?

A recent forum on energy policy and security at the American Museum of Natural History in New York made sense of these entwined issues, reflecting the urgency most Americans feel about global warming.

The event was sponsored by the Democratic Leadership Council and broadcast on C-SPAN. Tim Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation, Ted Turner, the foundation’s principal donor, and former President Clinton exchanged views with audience members.

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