David Roberts

David Roberts

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

Monday morning link dump, part two

Boy, I'm really cleaning out the closets today! Here are a few stray things I forgot to include in this morning's link frenzy. Early this month, New West ran a stellar two part series taking …

Montreal errata

I'm sure y'all are Montreal'd out by now, but here are two more links. I forgot to include Carl Pope's astute summary of the international situation in the post below. And John Whitehead notes some …

The U.S. in Montreal

Bad behavior at the U.N. climate talks further marred America’s rep

What to say about the behavior of the Bush administration in Montreal these last two weeks? As the consensus and will to act among the world's governments grows stronger and stronger, the administration's posturing starts …

Monday morning link dump

A series of circumstances and distractions -- known colloquially known as "life" -- has prevented me from blogging as vigorously as I might have liked the past week or so. So pardon me while I …

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of … KA-DUUUM!

So Friday night, I finally got around to seeing Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices, with a group of folks at my wife's church. Perhaps I went in with distorted expectations. The movie's been …

Greens are supposed to like high oil prices, but …

... as oil prices rise, so too does pressure to drill in the Arctic Refuge.

It’s not easy being a NIMBY in China

Efforts to ramp-up clean energy have come to China, and with them, NIMBYs. Of course, Chinese police shot these particular NIMBYs, so it might be a bit churlish to criticize them in this case ...

Montreal snit

The Bushies were annoyed that Clinton came to Montreal to try to move things along, so they took their toys and stormed out: Two weeks of treaty talks on global warming neared an end today …

Our inaugural open thread

I apologize for the barren postlessness of the blog today. Some of our editorial folk are out of town, and consequently the rest of us are swamped. Woe is us, I tell you. So why …