Today on Planet 100: Oil Billionaires Fight Climate Legislation (Video)
Today, on Planet 100, oil billionaires use cash to squash climate change legislation in California, the Women in Green Forum encourages more women to consider a green career path, and David Letterman interviews Bill McKibben.Kock Backs 23
Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch enter California's climate fight swinging by making a million-dollar contribution to push through Prop 23.
Koch Industries, the nation's second-largest private company with oil refineries and pipelines, want to stop California's global warming law, AB32, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide to 1990 levels over the next decade.
Proposition 23 seeks to suspend California's 2006 law until the state's unemployment rate falls below 5.5 percent for four consecutive quarters—a level that has only been reached three times in the last three decades.
Read more about Koch:
'Financial Kingpin' of Climate Change Denial Exposed: Koch Industries Outspends Exxon 3-to-1
Women in Green
The first annual Women in Green Forum was held at the Pasadena Convention Center last week.
Speakers included Maggie Fox, CEO of Gore's Climate Alliance, green visionary and honorary male John Picard, author and actress Mariel Hemingway and California Senator Fran Pavley. The Forum also featured a panel discussion on Online Green Media and Messaging with Editor in Chief of Treehugger/Planet Green Meaghan O'Neill and Triple Pundit's Jen Boynton, moderated by yours truly.
The Forum's goal was to encourage more women to opt into green career paths.
Via: Women in Green Forum
McKibben on Late Night
David Letterman shows off his environmental prowess in an interview with nation's leading climatologist, Bill McKibben. In the interview McKibben said he wanted to see President Obama on the roof of the White House on 10.10.10 reinstalling solar panels that were taken down during the Reagan Administration.