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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.

Gone fishin'

Most Republicans who care about climate change are skipping the convention

They don’t want to be anywhere near Donald Trump.

Dirty dealing

The Republican vision for the environment is not a pretty sight

The House just passed a budget bill that would gut protections for air, water, and the climate.

Green is good

Here’s what a conservative climate agenda would look like

There are plenty of policies a free marketeer could embrace to cut emissions and eliminate market distortions at the same time.

You're hired!

Who might Trump pick for top environmental roles in his cabinet?

We read the tea leaves and divine some names.

The one and only

Trump would be only head of state in entire world to deny that climate change is a problem

Leaders of the 194 other countries all acknowledge the threat of climate change.

The spurn of the screw

Now there’s one less way for Big Coal to screw over Americans

The Obama administration has closed a loophole that let coal companies cheat taxpayers out of royalties.

This bites

Congress fails to pass Zika bill, and that’s an ominous sign of things to come

In a climate-changed world, we need a government that can respond effectively to emergencies, but we don’t have one.

Walking the plank

Sanders and Clinton teams fight over climate language in Democratic platform

Bernie Sanders wants tougher climate and energy provisions, but Hillary Clinton’s appointees have blocked them.

The city that overheats

Heat waves could bring lots more deaths to NYC

But if the city takes some smart steps, it could save many lives.