From Apple to Wal-Mart, Companies Make Bets on Climate Change

A coastal restoration project in the marsh coast of Louisiana, near the Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 8, 2014. A New Orleans levee board sued 97 oil and gas companies last year, arguing decades of drilling and dredging helped destroy coastal marshes that once shielded the area from flooding. Photographer: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg

If acting on climate change hurts the economy, as the American Coal Council's talking points suggest, it’s a lesson lost on some of the world’s most successful companies.

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