Why corporate climate pledges of ‘net-zero’ emissions should trigger a healthy dose of skepticism

CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are relying on trees and oceans to capture and store carbon for them, but the numbers don't add up.

Matthew D. Potts, Professor, S.J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
March 25, 2021 ~10 min

Why companies' 'net-zero' emissions pledges should trigger a healthy dose of skepticism

CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are making net-zero pledges while planning to still produce carbon emissions for decades to come.

Matthew D. Potts, Professor, S.J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
March 25, 2021 ~10 min

How government can protect the supply chain from future crises

A new report offers recommendations for how to prevent the US supply chain from facing the same issues in the future that it has during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
March 22, 2021 ~9 min

States drop COVID-19 mask mandates but still expect people to mask up – will they?

The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.

Walter Thomas Casey II, Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University-Texarkana • conversation
March 7, 2021 ~8 min

These states are dropping COVID-19 mask mandates but still urge people to wear them – which message will the public follow?

The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.

Walter Thomas Casey II, Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University-Texarkana • conversation
March 7, 2021 ~8 min

States drop COVID-19 mask mandates but still urge people to wear them – which message will people follow?

The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and the history of seat belts shows that mandates make a difference.

Walter Thomas Casey II, Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University-Texarkana • conversation
March 7, 2021 ~8 min

States drop COVID-19 mask mandates but still expect people to wear them – will they?

The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and the history of seat belts shows that mandates make a difference.

Walter Thomas Casey II, Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University-Texarkana • conversation
March 7, 2021 ~8 min

Fed money to smaller companies boosts the economy more

Getting government money to smaller companies would do more for brining the US economy back after the pandemic than sending dollars to bigger businesses.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
March 4, 2021 ~5 min

Car makers delay auto recalls to ‘hide in the herd’

Car makers frequently wait to announce an auto recall until after a competitor does, even if the recall is unrelated to similar defects.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Feb. 24, 2021 ~5 min

Tiny group of companies make 60% of ocean revenues

The "Ocean 100," a small group of companies, make most of the money from the ocean economy, researchers report. That has implications for climate change.

Duke U. Fuqua School of Business • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~6 min

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