David Roberts

David Roberts was a staff writer for Grist. You can follow him on Twitter, if you're into that sort of thing.

  • New Year’s Resolutions 2006

    Stop drooling over concept cars we’ll never own That is, as soon as we’re done gawking at this stackable, shareable, electric two-seater dreamt up by MIT’s Smart Cities team. It’s inspired by corralled shopping-carts, powered by four “wheel robots” with …

  • The Mustache of Understanding speaks truth

    Woah. Tom Friedman is on fire. Of course you can’t read it unless you pay for Times $elect, so here are the relevant bits: Sorry, but being green, focusing the nation on greater energy efficiency and conservation, is not some …

  • Lists and very alternative energy

    Among the nifty things to read about in L.A. Weekly’s List Issue is this: “8 New Very Alternative Energy Ideas” I particularly like the bit with the hamsters.

  • Oil independence and the electorate

    Who’s fired up about energy?

    New York governor George Pataki (R) is delusional if he thinks he’s going to win the Republican nomination for president. McCain might have a teeny tiny eensy beensy sliver of a chance. Giuliani, even eensier. But Pataki, no. The very …

  • It’s over

    Well, damn. Kevin Drum stole my thunder. I wanted to draw special attention to a post by John Quiggin, which announces: More significantly, perhaps, 2005 saw the final nail hammered into the arguments climate change contrarians have been pushing for …

  • Is not!

    Jonathan Adler defends Samuel Alito against the attacks of environmental groups.

  • Who put the bunk in debunk-a-bunk-bunk?

    The latest global warming debunkery, debunked, as always by the tireless Tim Lambert.

  • ‘What are we supposed to do, walk?’

    Thanks to Kit Stolz for pointing me to an Onion item I missed: “Public Outraged As Price Of Fast-Depleting, Non-Renewable Resource Skyrockets”

  • Eco-friendly building materials: The new black

    The New York Times discovers that the market for green building supplies (flooring, paint, etc.) is booming. As usual with puffy trend pieces like this, there is frustratingly little actual information, just a series of mini-profiles. One thing the piece …