Seventy-seven percent of Bay Area CEOs think that global warming is a very or somewhat serious threat to the region’s future economy and quality of life, according to results of a survey from California’s Bay Area Council survey. Only six percent of the 510 CEOs and top executives in the nine Bay Area counties surveyed say the threat is “not at all serious.”
One third of companies report they have discovered market opportunities for their business related to global warming or greenhouse gas reduction. Fifty-two percent of respondents say that they have made changes in their operations or policies in the past two years regarding global warming.
Also, area businesses support the California Global Warming Solutions Act, requiring California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2020. A majority of 84 percent of top business executives support the Act, and 56 percent say they “strongly” support it.