Happy Blog Action Day!
It's the closest thing bloggers have to a national holiday (though we still have to work), happens every October 15th, and ties thousands of bloggers around the world together to write about a central theme. This year's theme is, somewhat appropriately I'd say, climate change.
Here's a very cool video explaining the whole thing.
For my Blog Action Day contribution, I'm going to share a few important climate change stories that I have on my radar.
• Eliot Spitzer thinks the U.S. Chamber of Commerce needs to be stopped
. He says they've been wrong on "virtually every major public-policy issue of the past decade: financial deregulation, tax and fiscal policy, global warming and environmental enforcement, consumer protection, health care reform" . The Chamber has lost
big name members
in the past month over their backwards stance on global warming and Spitzer wants to keep the exodus of fleeing members going strong.
• Derek Markham at Twilight Earth reminds us that it's up to us
to solve the problems associated with climate change. We're all use energy, we all consume, building a sustainable world is going to require all of us to makes some changes in our lives.
• An End Mountaintop Removal Day of Action
is being planned for October 30, 2009 to call upon the EPA (and government in general) to end the stupidly short sighted practice of chopping down mountains and filling in valleys to get at coal cheaper.
• Marc Gunther (no relation, but he does have an awesome last name) writes about the greener conversion of Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers
who is pushing hard to get climate change legislation passed by Congress.
May we live in interesting times.