... ultimately the practical acid test as far as climate change is concerned is whether or not insurance companies are prepared to insure against future Sandys and if so at what premiums?
In a free market the insurance sectors acts as the real world assessor of risk.
In the economic contraptions that pass off as markets in today's world, governments (i.e. the ordinary tax payers) are required to pay for the damage of climate change.
"The countries with the biggest disparity between bike sales and car sales were Lithuania (which sold 115,000 bikes to 12,000 cars) and Greece (320,000 bikes to 58,000 cars)."
"However, it’s worth noting that even in the United States, where car sales numbers are improving, there were more bicycle sales than new vehicle sales last year (18.7 million bikes versus 14.5 million vehicles)."
... wind power could be one fifth of global energy by 2050!
... "California has the most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the country, with a target of obtaining 33 percent of its electricity supply from renewables by 2020. The state currently gets about 21 percent of its power from renewables; by 2020, it expects to get 47 percent of the renewable portion from solar."
... interesting development; however climate change does not limit itself to national boundaries - it is the nett global decrease in CO2 that is crucial, not just of regional areas.
... generally spend on sustainability measurement has been seen as non essential ... however the tide is coming in.
As the article says:
"Before long, all effective managers will need to be sustainability managers."
And to be that measurement is essential.