Chip Giller

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

  • Who knew David Brooks was a greenie?

    Caught me offguard that in his ambivalent Election Day nonendorsement (New York Times policy) endorsement of George Bush for reelection, conservative columnist David Brooks cites the president’s environmental record as a primary reason to be frustrated with the current administration:[Bush] …

  • Declaration of dependence

    Factcheck.org, the website the vice president tried to make famous, has this to say about the two presidential candidates’ energy plans:  “Kerry and Bush Mislead Voters With Promises of Energy Independence.” The website, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy …

  • Once upon a time you dressed so fine

    In a Rolling Stone interview with magazine founder and media bigwig Jann Wenner, John Kerry says that global warming would be his No. 1 environmental priority.  Asked whether he agrees with Al Gore that the time of the internal-combustion engine …

  • In the spirit of crazy horse …

    Fans of The Snow Leopard, Killing Mister Watson, At Play in the Fields of the Lord — or for that matter, anyone who cherishes good writing and clear thinking — might want to check out Orion Online’s three-part video interview …

  • Post posting

    In a lukewarm endorsement of John Kerry today, The Washington Post makes a fleeting, single-sentence reference to the environment and the candidates’ environmental records:Where Mr. Bush ignored the dangers of climate change and favored industry at the expense of clean …

  • Paper beating scissors

    For those who despair about the environment, who wonder, say, whether the world will ever take sufficient action to counter climate change, I give you … the 2004 Boston Red Sox. Down 3-0 against their arch-nemeses, the New York Yankees, …

  • All the mus(ing) that’s fit to print

    In its Sunday endorsement of Kerry and scathing critique of Bush, The New York Times spends more time on the environment than the candidates did in their three debates. (To whom does such an endorsement speak — do any undecideds …

  • Pump it up

    Thomas Friedman is back at The New York Times after a two-month hiatus. I don’t always agree with his stands (and enjoyed the alternative voices that appeared in The Times during his absence), but find it heartening that his second …

  • Climate change in the mainstream press

    National Geographic last month became the latest national magazine to place climate change on its cover, publishing one of the strongest series of pieces on the topic yet to appear in a mainstream publication. You can view free excerpts here, …