Chip Giller

Chip Giller is founder and CEO of that crazy organization Grist.

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Wow: the Heinz Award (or, hands off my mic, Kanye!)

As a journalist, I feel like I should have some clever and creative lead for this piece. But I keep coming back to the tried and true: It is such an honor to receive the Heinz Award. It’s an honor …

Climate & Energy

GOP leader: the idea that CO2 is harmful to environment is “almost comical”

Here’s Rep. John Boehner, the Republican leader in the House, talking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos today: “George, the idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale …

Climate & Energy

Sarkozy spanks Obama on climate

Times of London has the story.

Business & Technology

What should Microsoft do on climate?

Caught up today with Rob Bernard, Microsoft’s smartie-pants green dude, who elaborated on CEO Steve Ballmer’s TOP-SECRET memo to his 90K employees laying out the company’s ambitions on energy and climate change. The memo contains juicy nuggets like: “Our goal …

Climate & Energy

Friedman uses perch at Gray Lady to push for carbon tax

Tom Friedman says cap-and-trade is in truth a form of taxation. But taxes don’t suck. Why don’t Dems and the adminstration just tell it like it is and push for something more straightforward: a carbon tax. Such a tax, he …

Happy Anniversary

Welcome to the new Grist!

This year marks Grist’s tenth anniversary! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve redesigned our site. (We’ll also be passing out glasses for a sparkling organic-cider toast at some point, so don’t run off to the powder room.) The new Grist.org …

Climate & Energy

Titular head of GOP says we’re in period of global cooling

OMG. RNC Chair Michael Steele (i.e., the titular head of the GOP) says that global warming is really “global cooling.” Sam Stein at HuffPost excavates Steele’s thoughts on global warming from his little-noticed stint as guest host of a conservative …

Climate & Energy

Karl Rove says history to view Bush as ‘far-sighted leader’

Here is how The Architect describes President Bush's environmental legacy: On energy, the environment, and climate change, [Bush] is developing a new paradigm. Emphasizing technology, increased energy-efficiency partnerships, and resource diversification, his policies are improving energy security and slowing the …

Climate & Energy

Obama speech indicates new day is here

Dave gives Obama's speech short shrift. I would argue that this speech -- taking it to the automakers on their home turf, apparently to some applause -- is a big-time deal. The same could be said of the speech what …