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This op-ed says it all. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/opinion/04friedman.html
I am not usually a huge Tom Friedman fan (although I like him), mainly because I find that while he is an amazing communicator, I am not usually spurred to action. This time I am. The data here is well known to me because I follow the Kaufmann Foundation, but the bigger question for this group is, “what can we do to get the Obama administration to care?”
The bottom line is that outside of R&D, helping entrepreneurs is tough. It requires focusing on the Presidential Climate Action Project: http://www.climateactionproject.com/ and removing other barriers that are not too sexy but pave the way for risk taking.
I like the climate bill in Washington, but I like removing common sense barriers better. By removing these barriers we can help entrepreneurs take the step to start a Climate Change Solutions business.
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