Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Humanities & Communication


Humanities and Communication

First Advisor

Phuong Nguyen


Climate change, as it stands, is a large topic. As it relates to business, it grows exponentially, yet relates to every single one of us. Before the nineteenth century, climate cycles were mostly naturally occurring. Unfortunately, in recent years anthropogenic (human) causes have been introduced. The largest problem is carbon dioxide, which is produced from numerous human activities but largely from the burning of fossil fuels, and leads to massive warming effects on our planet. That’s where business comes in: companies, such as those within the agriculture, fossil fuel, and sunscreen industries, seek multi-million dollar profits off of the warming atmosphere. The aim of this project is to analyze the relationship between the climate change crisis and business opportunities. Using published journals, scholarly peer-reviewed articles, books, news articles and websites, as well as knowledge gathered from my environmental studies class, I intend to examine the many facets of this broad topic. In total, this study will unveil many climate concerns, business opportunities, and hopefully solutions.