Henry Paulson: Doing Nothing is “Radical Risk Taking”

74th United States Secretary of the Treasury

“Climate change poses a massive threat to the world.”

Henry Paulson, who served as Secretary of the Treasury in George W. Bush’s administration from 2006 to 2009, believes that in regards to climate change “it’s going to be an even bigger problem if we wait.”

In addition to his tenure in the Treasury during the 2008 financial crisis, Paulson is also a former chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs and is currently the chairman of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, “which conducts projects and research on economics and the environment in the United States and China.”

He is currently co-chairman (with Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, and Tom Steyer, founder of Farallon Capital Management) of the Risky Business Project, which focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate.

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