Joseph Romm

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

2C or not 2C: That is the question about the Durban deal

Also: Rommgelina doesn’t have the same ring.Photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo Cross-posted from Climate Progress. We don’t get to marry Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. We’re not going to be as successful as Oprah Winfrey or Steve Jobs. So we generally grade …

Experts debunk polls claiming fewer Americans believe in climate change

Cross-posted from Climate Progress. Politicians, pundits, and the public have all been told by the media and others that public belief in global warming has dropped sharply. Except that it hasn’t, as polling by Stanford, Ipsos, and Reuters make clear. …

Clean energy has highest return rate of any federal program

Cross-posted from Climate Progress. The National Academy of Sciences concluded in 2001 that a handful of clean energy technologies returned about $30 billion on a research and development (R&D) investment of about $400 million. The United States is an amazing …

IEA’s bombshell warning: Act now or climate change is here to stay

Cross-posted from Climate Progress. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has issued yet another clarion call for urgent action on climate. Their 2011 World Energy Outlook (WEO) release should end once and for all any notion that delay is the rational …

Krugman: Only politics can delay energy transformation

Cross-posted from Climate Progress. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman had another good column in The New York Times yesterday, “Here Comes the Sun.” He makes three key points. First, solar is rapidly coming down the cost curve — I’ve sprinkled …

The New York Times joins the energy and climate ignorati

The New York Times has its head in the sand when it comes to climate and energy.Here are excerpts from two erroneous and contradictory pieces in this week’s dreadful New York Times special section on energy: NYT 1: According to …

NYT asks where climate change went, ignores own failed coverage

The New York Times asks why climate change is fading from the U.S. agenda, without addressing the paper's own complicity in collapsing coverage.

Democrats who campaign for climate action win more

Listen up, Obama: Analysis of recent elections shows that expressing and pursuing goals for climate action pays off politically.

Guilty as charged: proof of 'human fingerprints' on climate change

A Yale report showed Americans want evidence from experts that human activity causes climate change. Here are eight handy charts proving our impact.