Christopher Mims

Christopher Mims's dystopian non-fiction is sought after by an ever-growing roster of publications.

  • 'climate hawks' in the other sense

    Oil-fattened Congress well on way to preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gases

    Congress is now moving to make it illegal for the government to regulate greenhouse gases, under any circumstances. Apparently killing off possibly the last chance the U.S. had to act on climate change in time to avoid its worst impacts …

  • dateline: holy crap

    Does climate change mean more tsunamis?

    March 11 tsunami leads to an explosion at Chiba Works, an industrial (chemical, steel, etc.) facility in Ichihara, Japan.Photo: @odyssey Update: The intent of this piece isn’t to attribute today’s tragedy to climate change. Apologies to those whom I misled …

  • With a Little Help From My Friends

    Thanks to Ringo Starr, Chevron won’t be forking over $18B to Ecuadoran Indians

    Photo: Rainforest Action Network At least for now, Chevron doesn’t owe Ecuadoran villagers $18 billion for completely ruining their jungle with oil, a U.S. district court judge has ruled. That’s a reversal of a decision made last month by a …

  • Pacific Northwest sends coal a Dear John letter

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Arial; color: #1f0199} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline ; color: #1f0199} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline} span.s3 {color: #000000} Dear Coal, We’ve been together a long, long time, …

  • I have just one word for you: China

    Why climate change is now irrelevant to clean energy

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Arial} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline ; color: #1f0199} Clean energy isn’t about climate change any more, it’s about China. So says cleantech investor Alex Taussig. That’s his takeaway from last week’s summit of ARPA-E, …

  • BOOM BOOM POW

    Climate change satellite goes out in blaze of ‘Glory’

    Photo: NASANASA’s Glory satellite was supposed to measure both solar radiation and the Earth’s capacity to retain it in the course of global warming. Instead, it died trying. The satellite’s launch platform, a “Taurus XL” rocket that is every bit …

  • Got 99 Problems but jobs ain't one

    Unemployment down; now we get to care about the environment again

    The department of labor’s February jobs report is out, and unemployment dropped 1 percent in just three months, to 8.9 percent. It’s the biggest drop in 28 years. The inverse relationship between unemployment and public concern about the environment means …

  • Riot Grill

    World’s dollar menu will now cost $1.50

    Image: Bloomberg TV USFood is more expensive than ever, says the U.N. We’re talking revolutions in the Middle East, food riots on The Glenn Beck Show-level expensive. Globally, food prices are up by a third since December 2010, putting them …

  • it was on fire when boehner lay down on it

    All I need to know about Congress’ phony deficit reduction debate I learned from this comment

    House speaker John Boehner telling the press he plans to cut $100 billion in discretionary spending from the Federal budgetPhoto: Speaker John Boehner The spending bill wending its way through congress would gut the Environmental Protection Agency, and also cuts …