Does Northrop Bob Grumman McDonnell Believe in Global Warming?

By David Swanson

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell believes in saving money and does not believe in global warming. So why did he just gave $14 million of our money to a corporation that claims it can fix global warming?

McDonnell on fiscal responsibility:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=u-zYpNWmdN0

McDonnell on global warming:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bZd40NrjJrU

McDonnell does not like spending too much money to create jobs, but just spent $14 million to create somewhere between zero and perhaps 150 read more

Video: Harvey Wasserman on Climate Bill, Hemp, Nukes, Teabaggery, and Solartopia

Harvey Wasserman spoke in Charlottesville, Va., on April 19, 2010. He discussed past activist successes and new strategies, and the vision of his book Solartopia, as well as the concerns expressed in his recent popular article "Will the Climate Bill Nuke Earth Day?" Wasserman laid out five key steps to fix the mess we’re in. You’ll want to hear them. Hint: one has to do with corporate power and another with wars.

Tom Donohue and the Chamber of Open Secrets

By David Swanson

Pulling pranks on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is just too easy. The Yes Men held a press conference this week pretending to speak for the chamber and fooled the journalists in the room, because “We are no longer going to promote the destruction of the earth’s climate” is such a compelling position that it’s very tempting to imagine that any human being could adopt it.

But Tom Donohue and his chamber take the opposite position and have for years. William read more

"WE'RE SCREWED": TABLOID HEIST BLANKETS NEW YORK WITH TRUTH ON CLIMATE CHANGE

[Note: I contributed an article, my first ever published in the NY Post. –DS]

MEDIA HEIST BLANKETS CITY WITH “SPECIAL EDITION” NEW YORK POST
Tabloid Tells Truth About Climate Change and How It Will Affect City, World

Fake New York Post: http://www.nypost-se.com/
Video News Release: http://www.nypost-se.com/video
City report on climate change: http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/pdf/2009/NPCC_CRI.pdf
Wake-up call: http://www.tcktcktck.org/wakeup

Early this morning, nearly a million New Yorkers read more

More Corporate-Organized Rallies, This Time for Climate Destruction

Here’s an announcement from CleanHouston.org about the climate fight, which parallels the health fight. The Democrats in both cases have produced bills that go 90% of the way to satisfying the industries responsible for the problems. In return, in both cases, those industries have used astroturf groups and the corporate media to generate pseudo-populist revolts against the impure efforts that did not provide 100% profit maximization:

Energy Citizens, a corporate-organized Astroturf alliance read more

Van Jones and Nancy Sutley visit energy-improved house in Charlottesville, Va., June 23, 2009

Creating Clean Energy Jobs: Helping People Helping the Environment

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 11:00 a.m.

Congressman Tom Perriello
Homeowner Ingrid Feggans
Homeowner Chad Thorne
Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris
Albemarle County Supervisor Ann Mallek
Worker Michael Stewart
Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley
Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality Van Jones (hovering but not speaking)

Backstory: Admirable, read more

Liveblogging Politico Forum on Climate Change at Starbucks on Capitol Hill

7:10 p.m. ET on Thursday: Mindy Lubber from CERES is one of the speakers, formerly at EPA; also Brad Figel global director of govt. affairs for Nike formerly at Senate finance committee (holding up a “sustainable shoe” and supposedly wanting to push Congress to pass “meaningful” climate legislation this year); (Rep. John Dingell seems to be late).

7:15 Lubber wants to address global warming right away, says “financial leaders” want this, just like Greenpeace read more

Power Shift in the Air

By David Swanson

This weekend in Washington, D.C., there was a lot of preparation for Monday’s massive civil disobedience for clean energy at the Capitol power plant. Nonviolence trainings, sign creation, conferences. On Sunday night, just before it began snowing hard, I attended a gathering of authors, poets, singers, and the lead organizers of the action in a large university auditorium, and blogged as follows:

I’m at the big stop-carbon, pro-environment, Power Shift, Chesapeake read more