As we watch the spate of wildfires out in Colorado and other states, one of the great injustices surrounding that concerns the firefighters dispatched to these areas to battle the blazes. It turns out that the 15,000-odd seasonal, part-time workers who fight fires as part of the US Forest Service have no opportunity to purchase federal health insurance. President Obama did something; he took executive action to give them the opportunity to buy into the federal program.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday July 11, 2012 2:40 pm|
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday July 3, 2012 2:10 pm|
Bill McKibben, climate expert and founder of 350.org has a piece reminding us that the extreme and extremely dangerous weather events we’re seeing across the US are occurring in a context of global climate change. With Bill’s permission, we’re reposting his article which appears at Daily Beast.