Climate & Energy

Rain o'er me

Documentary examines geoengineering and the checkered history of weather modification

Geoengineering had its coming out party earlier this year when White House science adviser John Holdren told reporters that he had mentioned it to President …

You ought-a know

Top green stories of the ’00s

POP ‘TIL YOU DROPCelebs and movies and magazines and TV go green Everyone who’s anyone made a show of going green during the ‘00s — …

The Copenhagen Accord: A Big Step Forward

The Copenhagen climate deal that President Obama hammered out Friday night with the leaders of China, India, Brazil and South Africa broke through years of …

7 Steps + 3 to achieving a real climate deal

Geoffrey Lean is dead wrong, and here’s why

“So where do we go from here?” asks Geoffrey Lean. “How do we get from the … debacle of Copenhagen to a new and worthwhile …

Yes, Han Kan, if Han fights for it

Obama to world in Copenhagen: ‘We will do what we say.’ Now tell it to the Senate.

“There is no time to waste. America has made our choice. We have charted our course, we have made our commitments, and we will do …

Is Copenhagen a ‘nothingburger’ to the Senate? ‘Not a chance in hell’ says Kerry

First published at Wonk Room. Now that President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have returned from Copenhagen with a draft accord committing China, …

TVA or CYA?

On first anniversary of massive spill, coal ash remains unregulated

On December 22nd, 2008, a quiet evening in the town of Harriman, Tennessee was interrupted when 1.2 billion gallons of toxic coal ash sludge burst …

5 common mistakes in the coverage of the Copenhagen Accord

With the exception of a few hours of shut-eye, I stayed up all Friday night to watch the last hours of the COP15 negotiations. It …

Compromise or COP out?

Rough initial thoughts on the Copenhagen Accord

Copenhagen was obviously a failure — at least if you judge it by “the numbers,” the formal emission targets and financial commitments that are needed …