Eric Roston

Eric Roston is senior associate at the Nicholas Institute and author of The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat. Read the prologue.

The Climate Post: Oil Spills, Caucus Thrills

First Things First: The BP oil spill today became the biggest such disaster ever in the Gulf, eclipsing the Ixtoc I spill off Mexico in 1979-1980, …

A walk through the week's climate news

The Climate Post: Who wants to be a climate scientist?!

First things first: Tuesday night Rolling Stone magazine unveiled to a limited audience its new article called “The Runaway General.” But when something “goes viral” …

A Walk Through the Week's Climate News

The Climate Post: Nothing shaking on Barton’s ‘shakedown’ street

First things first: Congressional investigators have released material documenting troubles at the Deepwater Horizon site before it failed–and a culture of cost-cutting at BP that …

A Walk Through the Week's Climate News

The Climate Post: U.S. Senate gives a disapproving look

First things first: U.S. senators rose one after the next in support of or opposition to a measure that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency …

A Walk Through the Week's Climate News

The Climate Post: Obama retrieves energy, climate debate from Gulf

First things first: Just as discussion of climate change and clean energy dipped below the oil-stained surface of the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama …

A Walk Through the Week's Climate News

The Climate Post: BP oil spill washes up on Potomac shores

First things first: Oil-spill updates continue to gush out of the Gulf and Washington at volumes difficult to estimate. BP initiated its risky “top kill” …

A Walk Through the Week's Climate News

The Climate Post: Defining moment still seeks definition

First things first: Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman last week unveiled their draft energy and climate legislation, called the American Power Act, in a …

A Walk Through the Week's Climate News

The Climate Post: The empiricist strikes back

First things first: Let’s first pause for a moment to recognize where we are. Three U.S. Senators took the mantle for climate and climate leadership …

A walk through the week's climate news

The Climate Post: Mighty winds a-blowin’

First things first: A high-stakes political drama unfolded after the Senate Majority Leader announced the body would consider immigration reform ahead of anticipated climate legislation. …

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