As Democrats in D.C. and their allies struggle to cobble together a meaningful climate bill, many are lining up to bash green groups. Some recent pieces have been excellent: Johann Hari's 'The Wrong Kind of Green' in The Nation. Others have been predictable: the folks at the Breakthrough Institute have stayed on message. Now here comes good old Walter Russel Mead with a doozie in "The Big Green Lie Exposed" in The American Interest Online. I'm no huge fan of the USCAP/Green Group approach -- I've weighed in more than once in endorsing the CLEAR act -- but I'd say …
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Jon Isham is a professor of economics and environmental studies at Middlebury College. He is the guest editor of Getting to 350, a special edition of Solutions which will be published in Summer 2010. He is also the editor of Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement, co-founder of BrighterPlanet.com, and, most importantly, proud colleague of all of the kick-ass 20-somethings from Middlebury who are helping to change the world. He is the December 2009 Climate Papa of the Month.