Hot Planet, Hot Sector

Messinger, Leah
April 2007
Red Herring;4/23/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 15, p12
Trade Publication
The article informs that according to a report released by the United Nations, over the next few decades more than 1 billion people will suffer from water scarcity brought on by global climate change. Bill Reichert, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, cautions that such reports can artificially inflate the market. Martin Lagod, managing director of Fire-Lake Capital, said that the report indicates that the opportunity for venture-backed companies to make a major impact is significant. The report is the second volume to be released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which consists of members of the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations.


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