Washington businesses unite on climate action – Crosscut

Ultimately, it is probably going to have to be the business community that gets the politicians to act. Insurance companies and groups like this will be the kind of influencers that the political hacks that have just been elected will need to hear.

With a snow-capped Mount Rainier as their poster child, Washington businesses have joined forces to take a stand on climate change. More than 100 businesses — from REI and Virginia Mason to Taylor Shellfish and Microsoft — launched a declaration calling for “climate action.” While they didn’t know what the outcome of the November election would be when they came together, their message remains the same. “Tackling climate change,” a declaration from the group says, “is one of Washington’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century. And it’s simply the right thing to do.” Martha Baskin reports. (Crosscut)


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