Ben Adler

Ben Adler covers environmental policy and politics for Grist, with a focus on climate change, energy, and cities. When he isn't contemplating the world's end, he also writes about architecture and media. You can follow him on Twitter.

A rising tide sinks all homes

Miami’s sea-level troubles aren’t just hitting the rich.

Miami Beach gets all the attention for its increased chronic flooding, but poorer, inland neighborhoods are being hit hard too.

Fee enterprise

The Clinton campaign considered proposing a carbon tax.

According to WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton's advisors discussed a greenhouse gas "pollution fee."

Share and share not just alike

Want to rent a bike? If you’re in the wrong neighborhood, forget it.

In many cities, bike-sharing programs are mainly used by yuppies, hipsters, and tourists.


Trump says cities are in decline. Reality says otherwise.

Fox News and Donald Trump would have you believe that cities are becoming more dangerous.


Will an obstinate Senate help heat up the planet?

Will the Kigali agreement to curb HFCs need to be ratified by the Senate? If so, the chamber is sure to block it.

Grist Exclusive

In wake of Wikileaks, Clinton’s campaign chair seeks to reassure climate activists

In an exclusive interview with Grist, John Podesta tells us that Hillary Clinton is sincere in her commitment to fighting climate change.

Cool deal

Nearly every country in the world has agreed to cut back on a potent greenhouse gas.

The deal cuts the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which have roughly 1,000 times more heat-trapping capacity than carbon dioxide.

Dakota Access

The Clinton campaign isn’t ready to take a stance on the Dakota Access pipeline.

The Clinton campaign avoids taking a position other than support for the Obama administration's review process.

Power Move

Clinton would veto any attempt to overturn the Clean Power Plan, says her campaign chair.

Clinton will go to the wall to defend Obama's signature environmental achievement, according to John Podesta.