350 or bust: Surprise! Putting Price On Carbon Is A Job-Creating Bonanza

* SAN DIEGO, MARCH 3, 2014 – An aggressively-priced carbon tax in California, with revenue returned to the public, would actually grow the state’s economy and increase jobs, according to a new study released by Citizens Climate Lobby. The study, prepared for CCL by Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), looked at the economic impact of ...

The Canadian Progressive: Groups demand that U.S. companies reject Canadian tar sands

by: Sierra Club Canada | Press Release: Corporate Climate Campaign led by Sierra Club and ForestEthics Gains Momentum San Francisco, CA, June 2, 2013 – Fifty-eight organizations, led by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, released an open letter today demanding that companies take climate action. The letter calls on U.S. corporations with trucking fleets join 19 leading companies in avoiding ...

350 or bust: President Obama Takes First Step On Path To Climate Sanity

As President Obama unveiled his plan of action to address climate change earlier this week, my husband and I were part of a group of 370 citizen lobbyists from across the U.S. and Canada who fanned out over Capitol Hill to make the case for the market-based approach of a revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce ...

The Canadian Progressive: Public comments prove Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk, no reward

By: 350.org | Press Release: WASHINGTON – April 23, 2013 – Opponents of Keystone XL have submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department following the publication of the latest deficient environmental review urging that the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline be rejected. Across […] The post Public comments ...

The Canadian Progressive: Climate Action Now!: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17th

via Sierra Club: Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home — and the American people get it. What: The largest climate rally in U.S. history. When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.) Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Gather at the northeast corner of the Washington Monument (Closest Metro subway ...

350 or bust: Obama Belatedly Calls For A National Conversation on Climate Action

In a rather lukewarm* way, at his post-election press conference today, President Obama responds to reporters questions about Hurricane Sandy and the need to take action on climate change. His lack of passion and commitment on this issue is disappointing but remember, it would have been sooo much worse with Mitt Romney at the helm! ...

350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy “More Scary Than 9/11,Because You Get The Feeling It Could Happen Again & Again & Again”

Colin Beavan, aka “No Impact Man“, lives in New York City and wrote this thoughtful response to experiencing Hurricane Sandy last week (bold type added): Dear friends, I don’t say this often but I am scared. Not scared to the point of paralysis. Not scared enough to run away. Not scared enough to stop trying ...

350 or bust: Fun at Calgary’s Oil and Bank Towers

I am away from my computer for two weeks, as my husband and I explore more of one of our favourite places in Canada, Newfoundland (AKA “The Rock”). While I’m away 350orbust will be featuring guest writers and some of my favourite columns revisited, as well as some random stuff that  I think is important ...

350 or bust: Super Hero Leaps For Climate Action

Last year a hole had to be cut in the ice to allow us to leap, but for the second annual Leap in Red Lake For Climate Action, the lake was ice-free after the earliest break up on record. The event is sponsored by the local Green Committee in partnership with the Indian Friendship Centre ...

350 or bust: The Earth Is Full

For TED talk Tuesday, here’s Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption: Why Climate Change Will Bring About The End of Shopping And the Birth of A New World. At TED 2012 Gilding addressed the issue of whether or not we humans have used up all our resources. While the first part of the talk may ...