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Is Global Warming a Factor in Business?
As Al Gore described, people and economies would start to feel the effects of global warming, and people and businesses needs to adapt to this situation. What is your take on this?
June 11, 2018, 5:35 am
I think to be feeling an impact from it, it would really depend on the type of industry that you're in. For me personally as a freelance writer, I haven't noticed an impact as a result of global warming. However, I have friends who are in agricultural businesses and they definitely notice it - everything from weather conditions to having to plant crops at later times of the year to do well...so I think it all depends what kind of work you do.
June 11, 2018, 5:31 pm
I think it depends on what your business is. I mean if you are dealing in something that is directly impacted by the weather maybe it does. If it is something that is independent of weather functions than it probably does not.
June 19, 2018, 1:51 pm
I agree with you. Some industries won’t really feel the global warming and their profits won’t be affected by it. However if the nature of the business is heavily affected by changes in the weather or temperature, there should be an adjustment on how the business operates.
June 20, 2018, 11:11 pm
It depends on the business you have. It can increase your sales or decrease it. The question is very general. There are a lot of businesses that can benefit in Global Warming.
June 20, 2018, 11:49 pm
Global warming is a factor in some business. I have a dairy business. I raise cattle for my dairy industry. cattle needs grass and in order to grow grass, you need rain. You can water through an irrigation system, however, when the temperature is really hot, irrigation does not work, you need rain. However, rain is scarce here because of global warming.
Global warming has taken a toll in my business.
June 11, 2018, 6:12 pm
Yes it seems like global warming is now affecting more people. And also animals and the grass is also affected. In future more damage is likely to happen to many things like fruits. And also the vegetables too. So things are gong to have that effect.
June 13, 2018, 6:27 am
Yes, I think that it has a direct effect on animals, and also perhaps businesses along the shore which might be more suspectible to flooding. They might have to take out more flood insurance, and make things more expensive. It is just one of the issues with global warming. I think it also has hidden effects.
June 20, 2018, 9:30 am
It's such a shame that some good businesses are adversely affected by Global warming and there is nothing the business owner can do about it except try to manage it the best way he or she could with irrigation system based on your dairy business. With the kind of adverse effects we have with weather at this very moment, I have taken up few business in water distribution because lots of people are lacking it over here and the business is doing just fine.
June 16, 2018, 6:24 am
Global warming has dried river basins, which has also affected the irrigation system. Groundwater is an alternative irrigation system, however, water source inside the earth is also drying. The only way to save the environment and lessen the consequences of global warming is by planting trees. Greenhouse gases is one of the reasons of global warming and by planting trees we will be able to clean carbon dioxide gas from the environment.
June 19, 2018, 10:50 pm
I think freezing industry is affecting with the global warming. As they tend to have more issues with lack of water. And also the water they get needs to be treated properly. So the global warming is real. And people need to understand they are causing it by cutting the trees. You can see that global warming is not going to affecting some business but a lot of different business may surely get affected.
June 12, 2018, 4:44 am
I strongly believe that global warming is already affecting businesses and the economy of most of the countries. In my country, for example, the agriculture businesses are affected and I am sure this happens all over the world because climate changed and seasons was modified in small quantity.
June 12, 2018, 5:31 am
I think AC industry too have affected. They are doing good business but supply vs demand is not going good. I think lot of industries are being affected. And it seems like that is not so easy on that count. It may take time for all of us to learn about it though.
June 16, 2018, 7:32 am
Eventually, we all will be feeling the global warming effect, or we are experiencing it in a very small way. Lack of water leads to diminish energy, and without electricity there's no way we'll have communications, or at least not the technology we're used to right now. There are places worldwide right now, that are suffering electrical shot downs, and they can spend hours without any kind of power. So, global warming is already taking its toll on us, we just don't take proper attention.
June 12, 2018, 7:29 am
You are correct on this in the sense that we really need to do everything within our powers to ensure that we survive the situation at the end. Global warming is a situation that we should look to take good care of as that is the only way that we can have a better world at the end.
June 20, 2018, 9:38 am
I think global warming would soon affect almost all industries specially the food industry because eventually due to erratic weather patterns it would have a toll in food production like in farming grains, vegetables and fruits. When that happens it would affect the supply of animal feeds which would then affect the volume of poultry, and other livestock animals leading to a shortage of meat. These would in turn lead to low supply and eventually starvation.
I was just thinking does anyone know or has an idea what kind of business would be ideal to this kind of situation?
June 12, 2018, 7:37 am
Definitely, people are being more responsible for the environment and the effects our actions do with the environment, and it's a common practice for some of the more vocal people to boycott companies whose actions are known to have a negative impact on the environment. In addition, it's been part of the corporate social responsibility to do something for the environment and the society as a whole to help promote a positive image for the company.
June 12, 2018, 7:48 am
I'm thankful that awareness and responsibility when it comes to the environment is growing. I do hope that it's not a case of too little too late though. I do think that we all have a responsibility to try and do better when it comes to helping the environment - even if we think our actions are small, they all add up.
June 15, 2018, 8:00 pm
Yeah, I think with all of the efforts that various governments and companies have done during the turn of the century, the environment has been in a much better state and is slowly recovering from all the initial damage that has been done to it during the period of industrial revolution when people were just discovering more technology before thinking of environmental consequences.
June 16, 2018, 7:46 am
Global warming is actually affecting us in many ways at this very moment. This affects our businesses specially in the agricultural sector. The erratic weather nowadays is just a simple problem global warming gives that greatly affects industries in terms of communication, logistics and even production.
June 12, 2018, 11:39 am
In some business I think, specially the agriculture and food business. Our country already affected by this global warming, I don't know how the agriculture business can manage the weather condition in our country, if it's summer, the land or soil is really dry, and during the rainy season, the flood is all over the their land.
June 15, 2018, 12:28 pm
I guess some creative companies can utilize global warming to offer products and services that focus on global warming. They may make something that helps prevent global warming or something that people can use if ever global warming worsens and change our climate permanently.
June 15, 2018, 1:09 pm
Your quite right in that companies and businesses would eventually concentrate on global warming related products and services. In the advent of global warming we should prepare ourselves, well they say that weather would really turn nasty in 2050 and there would be floods, human migration and food shortages and that's around 30 years from now.
June 15, 2018, 3:36 pm
Global warming is a very serious effect in all we do today, both business and private life otherwise. It's something that have come to stay and there is no way to changing it but finding a way to adapt to global warming and make good use of what it comes with will definitely favor one's business.
June 15, 2018, 2:06 pm
Precisely, adaptation is the correct word for it, for people to survive we must adapt to nature. And I think starting up a business now related to global warming would be a profitable business.
June 15, 2018, 3:39 pm
Exactly, when you fail to adapt with what and how events are going on in your environment, there is every possibility of going into extinction because the overwhelming force of nature is dominant in the face of every other thing. So, in business with how global warming is positioned now, such business will need to reshape its mode of operation in order to survive.
June 19, 2018, 2:56 pm
I think we have to think a lot about things around. And that's what we are going to face. Because with global warming we are going to have health and other causalities issues. I think business are the first to suffer in this sort of the things.
June 17, 2018, 10:42 am
Global warming is real. I live in a country where the weather has been very unpredictable for the last couple of years. We have had years of drought and years of floods. Both killing people. It rains when it is not supposed to rain and is sunny and dry when it is supposed to be raining. Businesses should absolutely take this into consideration when planning especially agriculture businesses.
June 16, 2018, 7:22 am
I agree, businesses nowadays need to have a contingency plan on how to deal with the effect of global warming. Also i really think that most business had to have programs on how to improve our climate by promoting activities that help reduce global warming.
June 19, 2018, 7:21 pm
I think global warming is a big factor in the food industry because it affects the production, supply and prices of food commodities. I really think this sector should prepare a lot of contingencies to ensure the production of different crops and meats in any condition.
June 20, 2018, 5:12 am
Clean energy in my opinion is the best way to counter the effects of global warming. Also diverting to a more cleaner sources of energy minimizes the carbon footprint from industries and cars. It may not be a long term action but it will definitely help us prepare for the future.
June 20, 2018, 1:20 pm