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Fighting climate change: chocolate company Mars to spend $1 billion on this cause

Chocolate company Mars to spend $1 billion on fighting climate change, Techly, By Stefan Kostarelis, 7 Sept 17, Mars, one of the largest chocolate companies in the world, has pledged $1 billion ($AUD 1.25 billion) to fight climate change.

The money will be spent on renewable energy initiatives, sourcing sustainable ingredients, and supporting farmers that use more environmentally sound methods of production. As a result, the company is hoping to reduce its greenhouse emissions by over 60% by 2050…….

Mars was among the 28 major companies that signed a letter asking U.S. President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Paris Agreement. Trump of course did, but that hasn’t stopped companies and U.S. states from continuing to fight climate change.

“We’re not interested in the politics here — this is about policy. We believe in the scientific view of climate science and the need for collective action,” Parkin added. “We’re clearly disappointed that the US administration has chosen to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.”

Mars’ bold plan comes ahead of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week NYC, which will both take place later this month. According to Climate Week NYC, the summit “will bring together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase the unstoppable momentum of global climate action.”

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that the world is getting warmer and we have to do something about it.

In other news, Trump has nominated Oklahoma politician Jim Bridenstine to run NASA.

In 2013, Bridenstine sponsored a bill to cut finding of climate change studies and in an interview last year he saidthe climate “has always changed.” Oh boy, Another top pick from Trump. https://www.techly.com.au/2017/09/07/chocolate-company-mars-to-spend-1-billion-on-fighting-climate-change/#comment-1503973

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September 9, 2017 - Posted by | 1 NUCLEAR ISSUES, 2 WORLD, climate change

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