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 …

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 …

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 …

so long and thanks for all the asthma

Pacific Northwest sends coal a Dear John letter

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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} Read more: The 2nd ARPA-E Summit: Same As It Ever Was? GigaOm Are we in a ‘clean energy race’ with China? Grist   

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” …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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