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Stuck on Sustainability

Posted By Malcolm A. Kline On April 21, 2010 @ 10:00 am In Faculty Lounge | No Comments

A visit to the Climategate [1] e-mails might dampen the spirits of global warming alarmists as they see what their favorite scientists and UN officials really think of the threat. That might be why they avoid them.

Believe it or not, Nancy Pelosi’s constituents at the University of San Francisco [2] seem to fall in this category. “The timing of USF’s new corporate sustainability program [3] is advantageous for those seeking employment or advancement in this area,” PR Newswire reports. “As independent nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts recently reported, jobs in the clean energy economy grew at a rate of 9.1% between 1998 and 2007—more than two and a half times faster than traditional jobs grew during the same period.”

“Significant growth in sustainability-related employment is expected to continue in the coming years.” So is unemployment, and what looks like the other Great Depression.

“The demand for sustainability training [3] is clearly rising, with the world’s largest companies leading the way,” USF online program faculty member and supply chain expert Susan Burrell said. “General Electric has recently been named the world’s most sustainable company, and Walmart just announced an initiative to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 million metric tons by the end of 2015.”

“To maintain these high standards, organizations need personnel with solid sustainability and environmental management training—and that’s exactly what this new program offers online.”

Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia [4].


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A visit to the Climategate: http://twitter.com/share

[2] University of San Francisco: http://www.academia.org../search/?cx=004572606133216989943%3Ajomzqa66gtu&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=University+of+San+Francisco&sa=Search&siteurl=www.academia.org%252F

[3] corporate sustainability program: http://globalmessaging1.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=6562582&adr_order=851&url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy51c2FuZnJhbm9ubGluZS5jb20vb25saW5lLWNvdXJzZXMvY29ycG9yYXRlLWVu%0Admlyb25tZW50YWwtc3VzdGFpbmFiaWxpdHktdHJhaW5pbmcuYXNweA%3D%3D

[4] Accuracy in Academia: http://academia.org/

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