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Ben Adler

The politics of climate, energy, and cities

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.

Reality check

We’re way more screwed than we were the last time the U.N. had a big climate meeting

It's been five years since the Copenhagen climate conference, and things have just gotten worse.

Climate & Energy

What climate marchers learned from anti-nuke organizers

The largest demonstration in U.S. history was a nuclear disarmament rally in New York in 1982. Today's climate activists are following that lead.

Climate & Energy

Al Gore is still trying to save us, one graph at a time

Watching the former veep host the 24 Hours of Reality event this week was like stepping into a time machine.

Climate & Energy

What’s the deal with this U.N. Climate Summit?

It might not be the sexiest event in New York next week, but it could help lay the groundwork for climate action down the line.

Carrots beat sticks

What can small cities do to fight climate change?

Sticks aren't easy to implement, so carrots usually win the day. Here are some interesting carrots from Eugene, Ore., and Aspen, Colo.

Climate & Energy

Climate change denial could hurt Scott Brown in New Hampshire

In trying to win over the state's conservatives, this carpetbagger may have made a wrong move.

Cities

How to give a community a soul

Charming neighborhoods are not magic. They can be developed with smart public policy.

Politics

Kochs backing out of blue-state Senate races

The Koch brothers' group Freedom Partners has stopped running ads in Oregon and Michigan, where climate-friendly Democrats are in the lead.

Climate & Energy

Climate film gets activists pumped for NYC march

"Disruption" debuted to an enthusiastic crowd, inspiring them to try to make the upcoming People's Climate March the biggest climate event ever.

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