There’s an infinite range of greenhouse-emission details that could fall under the SEC’s newly proposed climate-disclosure rules. No doubt the agency will cut that down a bit, but there’s one category that I hope it doesn’t drop: the Scope 3 emissions of publicly-held hospitals. That is, the emissions not only of hospital facilities, but of their suppliers and customers as well. Specifically, we need to know the CO2 emissions of the patients treated at their maternity wards. Why? Because nothing expands our carbon footprint like babies, who then grow up and have their own children. For government regulators, mission creep like that is to die for.
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