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Archive for November, 2012

California’s Cap and Trade program takes effect tomorrow. Initially planned as an alliance of Western states that would create a regional market to put a price on emissions, California is now a lone pioneer with one standing ally, Quebec, Canada. With Obama’s reelection, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) expects that other states will follow […]


Guess what? Fossil fuels have no value if burning them ruins the world. It’s time to for individuals and institutions to divest. Learn more and get involved at from 350.org’s Do The Math campaign


Add it to your daily vocabulary, hash-tag it, say it loud and get it stuck in everyone’s heads: “systematic causation”. We need to start talking clearly if we’re going to fix this. “Global warming systemically caused the huge and ferocious Hurricane Sandy. And consequently, it systemically caused all the loss of life, material damage, and […]