Saturday, June 23, 2007

Return to carbon-land

Thanks to new, serious long-term climate change policies in the province of Saskatchewan and the state of Minnesota, I've had to update the carbon-land map. The original was a play on the Jesusland cartoon circulated after the '04 US election.

Expect more states to leave carbonland in the coming months. My current home state of New Jersey, already a member of the States United for Climate due to participation in RGGI, also just set one of the most aggressive emissions reductions policies in all of North America.

If you're wondering why there is still some carbon-land in (western) Canada, it is because this does not count. Admission to the States United for Climate requires real willingness, and at least some semblance of a plan, to meet the emissions target.


Anonymous said...

Where is Saskatechwan? Could it be that you mean Saskatchewan?

Simon Donner said...

Thanks for the spell check

Anonymous said...

Unless I am mistaken, Saskatechwan is between Albreta and Mantioba.

Caspar Henderson said...

Neat and funny. On a global level, many of the major oil exporters also host some weird and wild ideologies and/or religious beliefs (although to be fair so do many that are not oil exporters)