* 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 . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Carbon Polluters Have Pushed True Cost of Their Pollution Onto The Rest Of Us For Too Long
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, . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: COP 17 in Durban – Day 1
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 . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: What’s Our Back-up Plan?
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:… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The World After 9/11
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 Keyston… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The Radicals Are The People Who Are Fundamentally Altering The Composition Of The Atmosphere
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 … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Australia Steps Up Climate Fight, U.S. Republicans Step Back In Time
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 moonl… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Huge Sand Storm Causes Power Outages, Closes Airport in Phoenix
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 Rese… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Scientist Heidi Cullen On The “C-Word”