We’re featuring a series this month called “2019: A Look Ahead” and continue with a look at climate change. Several major studies, including the federal government’s National Climate Assessment and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, showed that global warming is already having a deadly impact around the world and that all countries need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut carbon emissions over the next decade. Business leaders seem to be focusing more on the dangers posed by climate and environmental issues, and it’s even a top issue at the World Economic Forum in Davos this month. But the US seems to be falling behind, with President Trump having pulled the US out of the Paris climate accord and reversing a lot of Obama era policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions. Host Dan Loney talks with ERIC ORTS, Guardsmark Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School and faculty director of the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), and FELIX MORMANN a Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, join us to discuss how we can deal with this urgent issue in the coming year.
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