David Roberts

David Roberts

Energy, politics, and more

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

Another one falls for AP6

A surprisingly non-wacky column on Tech Central Station about the developments in Montreal, by Ronald Bailey (via H&R). It's non-wacky, but I also think it makes a mistake -- a mistake made all too often …

Prius and oil, part deux

More!

About a week ago I did a short post on Prius/oil-related matters that seemed to irritate a few folks. I hadn't noticed until today that our occasional contributor (and pundit nonpareil) Clark Williams-Derry posted a …

Obama ’08?

As a confirmed Obamaphile, I feel obliged to note that speculation is afoot.

Sacramento Bee on pineros

A must-read investigation into the lives of foreign guest workers in America’s public forests

Speaking of must-read pieces of journalism, don't miss the Sacramento Bee's three-part story about pineros. Pineros ("men of the pines") are the Latinos that do the dirty, exhausting work in America's forests. A nine-month Bee …

Stellar BusinessWeek package on climate change

Things are a’changin’ in the business world

BusinessWeek has a large and informative package of stories on the changing climate (har!) around climate change, both in the business world and in the halls of government. There are too many stories even to …

Humanity’s worst invention

City Hippy brings word of a nifty essay contest run by Ecologist magazine, which I hadn't heard of until now: What is humanity's worst invention? The winning entry will receive a cheque for £2,500 and …

The Man watching you drive

Via Hit & Run, a piece in CNET ponders the troubling privacy implications of nascent federal plans to track all vehicles with GPS in order to institute "mileage-based road user fees." Details of the tracking …

Rebuilding New Orleans: How's that going?

Not well.

A few months ago, I swore off New Orleans stories for a while. It was just too depressing. But now I'm back in the saddle. Depress me, baby! So how's the whole rebuilding thing going? …

Pajamas, Truthdig, and China

Compare and contrast: Pajamas Media -- a collection of rightwing bloggers that promises nothing less than a full-fledged alternative to the dread mainstream media -- is announced amidst a flurry of hype, having rustled up …