As blinkered thinking goes there’s no issue more inexplicably muddleheaded and just plain weird than those defiant souls who just won’t accept the scientific (and empirical ) reality of climate change. It’s not like angels or spaghetti monsters, go ahead and believe or not believe in mythical creatures. But 98% of climate scientists see a problem, the Pentagon sees a problem, hell even Exxon Mobile recognizes climate change, they put their best scientists on it and then covered it up for 40 years.
A lot of big businesses have been addressing climate change because nothing hurts business like flooded facilities, supply chain collapse or dead consumers. Our idiot overlords in the GOP may try to ignore reality so that liberals will cry, and pump up (literally) finite energy sources but they’re just killing themselves and their own precious snowflakes. See Texas, bitches!
“Big Chocolate”, represented by Mars, makers of failing M&Ms, loser Snickers and small handed Twix is trying to save their failing business by making a $1 Billion investment in renewable energy to run its facilities. They’re building a huge windfarm in Texas, which will offset their operations elsewhere!
“Mars has been in business for four generations and intends to be for the next four generations,” Grant F. Reid, the food company’s chief, said on Wednesday.
“The only way that will happen is if we do things differently to ensure that the planet is healthy and all people in our extended supply chains have the opportunity to thrive,” he added.
If the supply of cocoa is threatened Mars is done. Back in 2015 the Guardian noted how some of our favorite things like beer, coffee and chocolate are threatened by climate change.
The world is running out of chocolate. That’s because climate change and crippling poverty are driving Africa’s cocoa farmers to produce other crops. Which is a bit rubbish because your date’s chocolate mousse is set to get a lot pricier.
In four decades, the amount of land available for growing cocoa has dropped 40%. In the next 40 years, the temperature in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, where 70% of cocoa is grown, is set to rise by 2C. That’s going to make it too hot and dry for cocoa trees.
So put down the Snickers, the Coors and the Dunkin’ until you wake up and smell the mold.