Climate change: how businesses can deal with America’s most divisive issue

In US politics, global warming has
grown more divisive than abortion, gun control, or the death penalty. What’s a concerned company to do?

Children in the US are traumatized by a school shooting roughly every week. Radical religion-fueled vigilantes have bombed abortion clinics and stalked and killed the doctors who perform them. But it’s not gun rights or abortion that has Democrats and Republicans most at odds today it’s the science of climate change.

This is sort of an ideal wedge issue, and its been exploited that way, said Lawrence Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire sociology professor who specializes in the study of the environment and social change.

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