David Roberts

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

  • Green humor

    As I believe I’ve mentioned, environmentalism is never funny. Environmentalists, however, are the source of endless amusement. To wit: here’s a set of jokes that’s been making the eco-rounds:

  • DDT myths

    You may not have noticed, but the Right is fairly obsessed with propagating the notion that environmentalists, by getting DDT banned in 1972, are responsible for the deaths of millions of poor in the developing world. This is the kind …

  • Gore says he won’t run

    And adds this:”My country is extremely attentive to the slightest increase in a risk from terror, and that’s appropriate,” he said. “But why should we be so tolerant of risk where the future habitability of our planet is concerned?”Sigh.

  • Dept. of irony

    This is hilarious. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Tex.) is holding a fundraiser for beleaguered ex-House Speaker Tom DeLay (R-Tex.). Where, you ask? The Petroleum Club. Poetry.

  • From Cracking Up to Cream Pie

    Gloom and doom with a sense of … hey, wait a minute Some Grumpy Grumpersteins out there think environmentalism is never funny. TBS aims to prove ’em wrong with Earth to America! — an exclamation-pointed, star-studded night of comedy about …

  • Bush administration casualties

    Civil servants quit or get canned for bucking bad environmental policy

    In Nick Turse’s astonishing list of Bush administration casualties — civil servants who have quit or been fired for bucking administration policy — are numerous entries of interest to greens. Here are a few:

  • Poll: everyone supports us but no one really cares

    All the sustainable bloggy folk are reporting on a new poll in the Wall Street Journal. On the bright side, "nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults agree that protecting the environment is important and standards cannot be too high." Then again, …

  • Sprol: still cool

    Sprol seems to have redesigned since the last time I visited. Their RSS feed is a little fritzed, for me anyway, but as usual there’s tons of fascinating stuff there. Just thought you’d like to know.

  • Pope on GAS Act

    So, Carl Pope, what’s up with this refinery business going on in Congress? The answer is clear: Oil industry members of Congress and their allies in the Administration believe that America needs new petroleum sacrifice zones. It’s not enough that …