Climate & Energy

James Hansen on Obama, climate legislation, and the scourge of coal

Cross-posted from Earth Island Institute. A recent article in the New York Times pointedly asked whether NASA climate scientist Dr. James Hansen still matters. The subtext to the story was, has Hansen been too vocal …

Feed-in rates: a hard sell

I really feel for the renewable energy activists in the U.S. who are trying to get the most successful policy in the world, feed-in tariffs (FITs), implemented. The problem in the U.S. is, ironically, that …

What’s Happening On The Fifth Floor?

Millions of people come and go from New York’s iconic Empire State Building every year. The 102 floors bristle with keyboard-clicking, ballpoint-wielding, paper-shredding cubicle dwellers, none of which would appear out of place in an …

Is the global oil tank half-full, is it half-empty … or are we running on fumes?

Cross-posted from Post Carbon Institute. In his article in the New York Times Sept. 24, “Oil Industry Sets a Brisk Pace of New Discoveries,” staff reporter Jad Mouawad cites oil discoveries totaling 10 billion barrels …

No, Copenhagen is not dead. Quite the reverse — prospects for a global deal have never been be

The usually savvy Mother Jones reporter, David Corn, has published a flawed analysis, “Is Copenhagen dead” (original here, repost here). The media has a herd mentality when it comes to reporting on all things presidential — either you’re up …

Time magazine names me one of the ‘Heroes of the Environment 2009′

I have to admit — sometimes Joe Romm ruins my mornings. As the author of Climate Progress, one of the most influential global-warming blogs on the Internet, few debates on energy or the environment get …

Markey spokesman questions Breakthrough Institute

September 28, 2009 “Your manuscript is both good and original. But the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.” Those words, “attributed” to the 18th century …

Obama is going to Copenhagen to push Chicago’s Olympic bid this week

President Barack Obama, who initially planned to let First Lady Michelle Obama represent the United States in Copenhagen this week, when the International Olympic Committee chooses a site for the 2016 summer games, plans to …

THE RIGHT MOVE

Washington Post doubles down on fact-free climate denial

Is there any media outlet that enables global warming denial more effectively than the Washington Post? After today’s op-ed from one of the top deniers in the world, the latest in a long line of …