350 or bust: Carbon Polluters Have Pushed True Cost of Their Pollution Onto The Rest Of Us For Too Long

* Posted on March 12, 2013 on Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s Facebook page: We pay for carbon pollution in far too many ways. Today, Rep. Henry Waxman, Rep. Blumenauer, Senator Schatz, and I introduced a carbon fee discussion draft. Our goal is to begin a collaborative process that results in legislation that not only reduces carbon ...

350 or bust: Martin Luther King: If You Don’t Stand Up For Justice, You Die Even If You Live To Be 90

Today in the United States it is Martin Luther King Day. Reverend King delivered this rousing sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in November, 1967, less than 5 months before he was murdered. Now, 45 years later, Reverend King continues to inspire people of conscience. In this day, at this time, we are ...

350 or bust: Some Honesty At Durban Climate Conference: Youth Told “No One Is Listening To You”

Willard Metzger is the General Secretary of Mennonite Church Canada and blogs at Church Guy. He is well acquainted with the suffering that climate change is already inflicting on the most vulnerable among us, as the former Director-Church Relation of World Vision Canada and the author of Thanking God With Integrity Vol II: Table Grace ...

350 or bust: COP 17 in Durban – Day 1

Today is the first day of the U.N. climate talks in Durban South Africa. As I wrote earlier, many people’s expectations (including mine) for a meaningful and binding international climate treaty coming out of these 10 days is low. It seems, sadly, that unbridled capitalism will triumph over humanity’s need for clean water, clean air, ...

350 or bust: What’s Our Back-up Plan?

Naomi Klein, author of Shock Doctrine and No Logo, discusses why our society is so addicted to risk, particularly when it comes to the natural world. From TED Women, December 2010: More links: Naomi Klein.org

350 or bust: The World After 9/11

North America, in case you haven’t turned on a computer, television, or radio this past week, is remembering the terror attacks on the twin towers, and the Pentagon, ten years ago tomorrow. Gerald Kaplan wrote in yesterday’s Globe and Mail: Of the million stories that reflect the world since that moment, here’s the one I ...

350 or bust: The Radicals Are The People Who Are Fundamentally Altering The Composition Of The Atmosphere

From Tar Sands Action, an update on Day 4 of the two-week action in Washington DC against the Keystone XL pipeline project: Montana residents and Hollywood stars will be featured at Day 4 of the Tar Sands Action at the White House. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which 162 Americans have been arrested protesting this ...

350 or bust: Australia Steps Up Climate Fight, U.S. Republicans Step Back In Time

With the announcement yesterday of a new carbon tax proposal, Australia is set to become the world leader on addressing climate change. Right now, Australia leads the world in per-capita carbon pollution. The carbon tax, which has been described as “modest, riddled with exclusions, bribing voters and corporations“, is still the best national carbon plan ...

350 or bust: Huge Sand Storm Causes Power Outages, Closes Airport in Phoenix

Some incredible footage from a huge sandstorm that blanketed Phoenix Arizona yesterday. One local resident said: I have been in Arizona for 20 years and have never seen a storm this size. Once the dust reached us it was as dark as the middle of a moonless night. Get ready for more and more extreme ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

There are so many societies in which the elite made decisions that were good for themselves in the short run and ruined themselves and societies in the long run…. Similarly, in the United States at present, the policies being pursued by too many wealthy people and decision makers are ones that — as in the ...

350 or bust: Climate Scientist Heidi Cullen On The “C-Word”

Climate Quote of the Day: But even though we don’t have all the answers — and maybe never will — we do know enough to act. And that is really the bigger point, the one I try to bring home when the phone rings. The recent National Research Council’s “America’s Climate Choices” report advised Congress ...