During her recent election campaign, Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley pledged to raise Alberta’s minimum wage from $10.20 an hour to $15...
Here's a fairly new and very needed blog called the Hot House started up by Stuart Leavenworth at the Sacramento Bee.
Stuart will be covering the ins and outs of California's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. I hope that Leavenworth will be keeping an especially close eye on the lawsuit by the auto industry against the state of California that has effectively delayed action on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions for the better part of 5 years now.
For those readers not familiar with the case. Here's a basic rundown.
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Our widget displays current DeSmogBlog news. Plus, it's got a counter that shows the planet's estimated accumulated carbon footprint since January 1, 2007.
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As forecast, China has overtaken the U.S. in carbon-dioxide emissions due largely to China’s heavy reliance on coal. Another factor is its well-publicized population of 1.3 billion. But per-capita emissions are much higher in developed countries, where populations are exploding due to immigration. The U.S. already releases four times the carbon per-capita each year as China. And the U.S. population, which has been doubling every 40 years, is headed for one billion by the end of this century!
Just as neoconservative hawk Douglas Feith funneled false intelligence on Iraq's weapons programs to the vice president, Cooney steered industry-sponsored junk science on global warming to Cheney.
A choice quote from an extensive article in Rolling Stone outlining how vice-president Dick Cheney masterminded the White House attack on climate science.
I've flipped the article into a pdf. and attached it below. Put this article in your backpocket and make sure your friends do too.