During her recent election campaign, Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley pledged to raise Alberta’s minimum wage from $10.20 an hour to $15...
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced today that every yellow cab in the city would be a fuel efficient hybrid by 2012. Bloomberg plans to phase in the new taxis incrementally and estimates that the savings per taxi will add up to at least $10,000 per year.
While the plan will ultimately reduce carbon emissions by 200,000 metric tons, the city's overall emissions total a whopping 58.3 million metric tons in 2005 alone! Let's hope that this is one of many plans to reduce overall emissions.
The former Vice President’s new book, The Assault on Reason, hit bookshelves today with a resounding message that political corruption, cronyism, secrecy and blind faith have joined forces to quell logical debate and thereby imperil the very core of American democracy.
With hotter, drier summers and warmer, wetter winters predicted by climate scientists, authors of a report suggest action is needed to prevent the loss of some of the UK’s best-loved plants and wildlife.
A retired businessman, Texan and lifelong Republican has joined the crusade against climate change as leader of a program launched by former Vice President Al Gore, whom he has never supported politically.
Growing Number of Scientists Convert to Skeptics After Reviewing New Research
By EPW Blog (Posted by Marc Morano, chief aide to Sen. James Inhofe)Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Following the U.S. Senate's vote on a global warming measure, it is an opportune time to examine the recent and quite remarkable momentum shift taking place in climate science. Many former believers in catastrophic man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are now climate skeptics.
Rep. Brad Miller (D-North Carolina), chair of the House Subcommittee on Science and Technology, fired off a strong letter (pdf) to ExxonMobil demanding that the oil giant hand over documents relating to all grants awarded so far in 2007 by recipient
Could this be the first step in a Congressional hearing similar to Rep. Henry Waxman's famous Big Tobacco Hearings?
Sure looks that way.
Despite ExxonMobil's denials, a report released today by Greenpeace's ExxonSecrets.org project, reveals that the largest oil company in the world continues to spend millions on a stealth public relations campaign aimed at discrediting global warming science.
According to the report, Exxon provided $2.1 million in 2006 to 41 “think” tanks and associations that actively sow doubt about the realities of climate change. Since 1998, ExxonMobil has spent a staggering $23 million on this climate disinformation.