For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.Besides the Russian hockey superstars getting much attention for the Climate Change issue, there is much global effort in drawing attention to climate change and the Arctic, as indicated in the U.S. State Department communication, Secretary Blinken’s Call with Danish Foreign Minister Kofod.The communication below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price, of the U.S. State Department, in italics:Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today (March 14, 2021) with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod. Secretary Blinken emphasized the importance of advancing mutual goals, including combating climate change, developing green technology, enhancing defense cooperation, and continuing common efforts with the Kingdom of Denmark on the Arctic. The Secretary and Foreign Minister Kofod noted our shared commitment to strengthen the NATO alliance and support Secretary General Stoltenberg’s NATO 2030 agenda as well as to cooperate to address other challenges, including COVID-19 and energy security.
Take a look at what Danish foreign minister Jeppe Kofod had been doing and promoting, reminding all nations the importance of government policies in impacting climate change, and the importance of government and business sectors needing to work together, in the video published on Jan 24, 2020, “Danish foreign minister on climate: ‘People are demanding change‘”, below:
In the video published on Oct 10, 2019, “Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jeppe Kofod – Full Speech“, below:
Let’s take a look at how the life style of Danes in dealing with climate change while keeping them fit, in terms of their transportation, that we can all learn from, in the video published on July 21, 20210, “Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes“, below:
Climate change is about to upend the corporate world through weather related disasters, regulation and lawsuits. It is critical that businesses, governments, and individuals all cooperate in combating the worst impacts from climate change, in the video published on Jan 13, 2021, “How can business survive climate change? The Economist“, below:
Carbon is very costly to our society and many businesses would need to change their business practice. The force of regulations from government is expected to speed up. It is important to gather collective effective lessons from various nations to be shared. Consumers, investors, and Central Bank have all woken up to the need to decarbonize. Businesses such as Microsoft pledged to be carbon negative by 2030, Amazon promised to meet Paris Climate goals 10 years ahead of the schedule, and Walmart promised to cut a billion tons of emissions between 2017 and 2030, covering 100,000 suppliers across the world. Companies need to disclose not just the emissions they produce but also those from their supply chains. Furthermore, change of business practice or economic model is expected. Case in point: in UK (a nation that exports eight, nine million tons of steel scrap already) it is far more cost effective to recycle steel rather than make new steel, especially as solar, wind, and hydrogen technology are becoming cheaper. Finally, in addition to the carrots of long-term profits, there is also the stick of legal risks if failing to adapt to climate change, highlighted by company such as PG&E, expected to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the utility’s role in the deadly camp fire, pleading guilty to one count of illegally starting a fire and 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter, the deadliest corporate crime successfully prosecuted in America.
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