Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson on Withdrawal of U.S. From Climate Pact

"Climate change is already causing health effects that will dramatically worsen unless action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," Tyson said in a statement.

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On June 2, President Donald Trump ended the United States’ participation in the Paris climate accord.

In a statement, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson reaffirmed the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint:

“It’s important for our members, customers and communities to know that Kaiser Permanente stands behind its commitment to combat climate change.

“A key part of our mission for more than 70 years has been to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve, and as we’ve seen, climate change is already causing health effects that will dramatically worsen unless action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We must stand up for cleaner air and water in order to improve health.

“We remain committed to cutting down our carbon footprint. We have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent, and we are working to remove even more emissions from the atmosphere through the design of our facilities and use of renewable energy. Last year, we set a goal of being carbon net positive by the year 2025. We will continue our work to achieve these ambitious goals.

“We encourage other organizations and policymakers to do what they can to combat climate change.”

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  • I don’t agree but I can see the right and specifically Trump supporters saying climate change doesn’t exist because it’s coming from the left. But when you have empirical evidence backed by impartial entities such as well known scientific think tanks, consortiums and renowned academic organizations to include academia institution; there isn’t anything to debate. The conversation on whether climatic change ends and ways to mitigate or eradicate deadly high emissions begin.

    It’s astounding to read, watch and hear the right having no make or break moment with this topic and many others unless it directly effects them. Their very existence and presence with the world on this planet is unsustainable and destructive. Proven time and again the right offers nothing of benefit in substantive value. Quite frankly they never will.

    Proof: The Pentagon (DoD), USDA, Department of Homeland Security and NASA says climate change exists. How do find in yourself to question US Federal Agencies who are saying the same thing in both a Democratic and now Republican administration?

  • We can only pray that other companies do the right thing and set goals to help with this global crisis. The Orange Idiot has once again spoken – and not for the people of the US, but for his business buddies. He is offensive and an embarrassment. Other countries have lost respect for our country and its leadership. The man should not be POTUS and I wish we could get him out of office.

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