Joseph Romm

Joseph Romm is the editor of Climate Progress and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Natural Gas

International Energy Agency: ‘Safe’ fracking cheap, but would destroy a livable climate

A new IEA report on the "Golden Age of Gas" says "safe" gas drilling is cheap. That's true if a ruined climate constitutes your idea of "safe."

Climate Change

Obama silent on climate change in big Iowa energy speech

In a speech last week, the president called on Congress to renew wind-industry tax credits, but neglected to mention “climate change” or “greenhouse gases” or even “pollution.”

Climate Change

‘Hug the monster’: Downplaying the climate threat won’t work as a survival strategy

When it comes to climate change, we should take a cue from Air Force trainers and "hug the monster": embrace our fear and turn its energy into action.

Election 2012

Obama gears up for a campaign climate fight

In a Rolling Stone interview, President Obama made some remarkable statements about climate as a campaign issue and the millions pouring into anti-science disinformation campaigns.

Climate Change

President Obama edits out climate change from his Earth Day proclamation

You’ll be glad to know that in the last 12 months, that whole climate change problem went away. At least that’s the impression left from comparing President Obama’s 2012 Earth Day proclamation with the 2011 one.

Climate Change

On Titanic anniversary, James Cameron says climate change is our menacing iceberg

The starving millions will be the ones most affected by the next iceberg that we hit, which is going to be climate change, says Cameron, director of the movie Titanic.

Climate Change

Public understanding of climate change: Getting warmer

Public belief in human-caused climate change has climbed steadily since its low point in 2010. Could the crazy weather have anything to do with it?

Fossil Fuels

Shale shocked: USGS links ‘remarkable increase’ in earthquakes to fracking

Federal scientists connect unprecedented numbers of earthquakes in the heartland with hydraulic fracturing operations.


Ire drill: Obama lauds Keystone’s southern leg

In perhaps his worst speech yet, Obama boasted, "We've added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth and then some."