Climate Change in California: The Future Has Arrived

[By Brendan Smith and Jim Young, National Education Director at the Blue Green Alliance] Climate change is not a far off threat — the impacts are already being felt in California and they’re going to get steadily worse in the coming decades. For more than...

Coming Now to a Job Near You!

Why Climate Change Matters for California Workers [A Discussion Paper by the Labor Network for Sustainability; PDF version with footnotes is available here] California is at the forefront of driving the expansion of the clean energy economy. California’s...

Proposition 23: The Real Job Killer

[By Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher] The climate denial lobby behind Proposition 23 in California argues they’re fighting to protect jobs by overturning what they like to call California’s “Job Killing Global Warming Law.” But don’t be...

California Steamin’

“The California Jobs Initiative.”  Sounds like a good idea.  After all, California’s unemployment rate is now over twelve percent. But there’s something a little funny here.  Turns out that the main financial backers of the “California...