In this 1-minute clip — from the Weather Channel’s excellent Earth Watch series — meteorologist Carl Parker takes on the conspiracy narrative, which views climate change science as a bizarre plot to topple capitalism. Parker says
“There are problems with that narrative, and one is that major corporations, the core of our market-based economy, don’t agree.
Parker checked out the official positions of the 25-largest U.S. corporations and found,
“Of the 25 largest U.S. corporations by market-value, 21 of them have issued strong affirmative statements on climate change and man-made greenhouse gases.
The clip shows statements of concern by Hewlett-Packard, CitiBank, Shell Oil, Walmart, and Ford, e.g.
“Climate change poses significant risks to the global economy that require urgent action. . . ” (CitiBank)
“While there’s been some debate about the level of follow-through, nonetheless these statements tell us that most of our top corporations are not interested in aligning with the idea of climate change as a ruse.”
TWC’s Earth Watch series includes many other quick — 1-2 minute — clips on climate change, which make key points and correct common misunderstandings. Earth Watch is
- accurate and well-written
- on-point with important issues
- easy to follow and jargon-free
- non-polarizing and mild in tone
- visually captivating.
Some the best climate news segments out there, from a trusted source.