There was a time when most people advocating for climate action were bike-riding hippies and other counterculture figures. That time has long since past.
The latest sign that robust climate action is a mainstream priority is the fact—as reported over at Business Green—that 360 businesses just spoke out urging President Elect Trump to honor the Paris climate agreement and continue to support bold action to reduce emissions.
These aren't inconsequential businesses, either. The list includes:
—Hewlett Packard Enterprises
—Levi Strauss & Co.
Heck, even Exxon is openly supporting the Paris climate agreement.
None of these moves should be taken as a signal that vigilance over corporate environmental abuses is no longer relevant, nor that corporate power can inevitably prevent backsliding on climate progress, but they are one more sign among many that the ultimate momentum is on the side of continued, prolonged and far-reaching action to cut emissions.