David Roberts

David Roberts

Energy, politics, and more

David Roberts is a staff writer for Grist. You can subscribe to his RSS feed or follow him on Twitter or email him at droberts at grist dot org, if you're into that sort of thing.

Climate & Energy

Why climate hawks are on the left, like it or not

Climate change is a global injustice that markets won't solve on their own; it will require government intervention and international cooperation.

Climate & Energy

Here’s a cool way to visualize carbon emissions

Climate change isn't just about who's emitting now. It's about who's emitted over the last 150 years -- and the U.S. bears a lot of the blame.

Politics

6 reasons why green funders need to get off the fence

Here's some advice for environmental philanthropists on how to navigate a politically polarized U.S. political system: Choose sides.

Living

Aaron Sorkin tackles climate change on “The Newsroom” and … oy

It is not in fact true that we're doomed to face a "catastrophic failure of the planet."

Politics

Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

In the odd world of political media, whiny business interests are quoted extensively, while health benefits to the public are ignored.

Si se puede! Pero no lo haremos

Yes, the U.S. can reduce emissions 80% by 2050 — in 6 graphs

A new report looks at how America can get on course to avoid dangerous climate change. There are multiple pathways to that goal, but we gotta start now.

DDPP in the hizzy

Yes, we can beat climate change — but it will take massive international government coordination

The Deep Decarbonization Pathway Project is doing some of the most important work in the world, laying out how we can keep climate chaos in check.

My offer is this: nothing

Keystone “trade” talk is still empty nonsense

Beltway pundits keep saying Obama is about to “trade” Keystone approval for some other policy he cares about more. They are delusional.

You down with OPIC?

Congress is trying to squash one of the few examples of American leadership on climate

Obama has banned U.S. investment in most overseas coal plants. Republicans and fossil-fuel-loving Democrats want to undo that ban.

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