Unions call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases

Unions call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases

→  January 15, 2010

Over the past couple of years, the American labor movement has become an enthusiastic supporter of expanding “green jobs” that fight global warming. But policies to reduce carbon emissions to levels scientists say are safe have been a harder pill to swallow. Now, in a significant breakthrough, three significant unions have come out [...]

Protecting the Climate

Protecting the Climate

→  December 4, 2009

[Third in the series “Labor Goes to Copenhagen] According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN-sponsored scientific body that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its work, keeping global temperature within 2 degrees C of historic levels requires reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by specific targets. The global trade union movement has committed [...]

What the CBO Isn’t Telling Congress: Climate Change Threatens Million of Jobs

What the CBO Isn’t Telling Congress: Climate Change Threatens Million of Jobs

→  November 5, 2009

While fewer and fewer people are willing to publicly deny the validity of global warming science, those who oppose action to protect the climate have taken up a new strategy:  Denying that climate change will have a major impact on the U.S. economy. This denial is rejected by most economists who have studied climate change.