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A Savage way to save the world

Blogging won”t save the world, nor will rowing across the ocean. But join Roz Savage and thousands of others on Oct. 24 for 350.org’s climate action day!Courtesy Roz SavageA million keyboards were singing on Wednesday …

Psych 350

The genesis of the climate change stalemate

This article by Michael Lewyn is part of a collaboration with Planetizen, the web’s leading resource for the urban planning, design, and development community. Some of my acquaintances believe that climate change may end human …

Who's my CBO? Who's my little CBO schnookums?!

How CBO budget scoring devalues efficiency … WITH PUPPIES!

The Congressional Budget Office is back in the news, after director Doug Elmendorf testified before Congress about the economic impacts of clean energy legislation. Opponents of that legislation rushed to hype a few of his …

Letter from Europe

From Oslo to Copenhagen: Earning the Peace Prize

Could Barack Obama’s controversial Nobel Prize help bring about an effective global agreement to tackle climate change? Could the American president, by heading straight to Denmark after collecting his prize, actually demonstrate why he was …

Entergy CEO warns of humanity’s extinction if climate legislation not passed

Cross-posted from Wonk Room. Last week, over a hundred CEOs of American companies broke with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to lobby Congress to “pass comprehensive climate change and energy policy legislation this year.” The …

Stop being so $@%!ing polite

Dispassion as the world ends: The absent heart of the great climate affair

Photo: Adam D. SacksIn “The Fallacy of Climate Activism,” I suggest that we as climate activists are not telling the unadulterated truth — which seems to worsen daily — to the public.  This is one …

Shoutin' Down the Army Corps Hearing on Mountaintop Removal

Should the Department of Justice investigate Big Coal bedlam?

UPDATE: Every American — including the Army Corps of Engineers — must watch this powerful new 20-minute film by Chad Stevens on the real costs and consequences of mountaintop removal mining: Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy …

Corrections Dept.

WSJ reporter knocks own editorial page for Chamber defense

Today the Wall Street Journal editorial board published a typically dismissive editorial defending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from the companies that have quit or criticized it over its position on climate change. The Chamber, …

The risky plan to dump coal ash in an old Tennessee mine

Since a dam burst at its Kingston coal-fired power plant last December and dumped more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash sludge into a nearby community and river, the federal Tennessee Valley Authority …

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