Climate Change in California: The Future Has Arrived

Climate Change in California: The Future Has Arrived

→  November 1, 2010

[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 a generation, scientists have predicted that climate change caused by human activity [...]

Coming Now to a Job Near You!

Coming Now to a Job Near You!

→  October 13, 2010

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 groundbreaking climate law, the Global Warming Solutions Act  — AB 32 — is the most comprehensive climate legislation enacted [...]

Proposition 23: The Real Job Killer

Proposition 23: The Real Job Killer

→  October 3, 2010

[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 fooled: if passed, Proposition 23 will remove all hope of protecting California’s economy — and its workers — from [...]

California Steamin’

California Steamin’

→  June 10, 2010

“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 Jobs Initiative” are a bunch of oilmen from Texas.  Texas-based Valero Energy Corporation gave a cool half-million, and along with them [...]