Climate & Energy

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 past his ravenous attention, and …

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 English essayist Samuel Johnson, are …

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 travel there too…. “There is …

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 denial op-eds, you have to …

Bangkok: Day one of the U.N. climate negotiations

Coming right off the heels of the U.N. General Assembly in New York and the G20 in Pittsburgh, the world has taken its next step on the road to Copenhagen: the Bangkok round of negotiations for the United Nations Framework …

No Impact Man talks about making an impact

First, Colin Beavan donned a superhero nickname and gave up electricity, fossil fuels, un-local food, and buying stuff. He blogged, he wrote a book, he let filmmakers follow his family around (his wife and daughter were roped in too). The …

WWF finds tons of new species about to be wiped out by climate change [SLIDESHOW]

We’ve got some good news, some less-than-awesome news, and some killer eye candy. The good news is that 163 wild-and-crazy new species of animals and plants were discovered last year in a single jungle-y region — known as the Greater …

G20 cans fossil-fuel subsidies, but fails to make other climate-conserving moves

Let man tear asunder.On Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama formally announced that the world’s 20 major developed and developing nations had agreed to gradually eliminate fossil-fuel subsidies.  It was the only climate-specific policy directive to come out of the Group …

Why the EPA ‘dissenter’ story needs to die

More on the spin cycle.Courtesy katiew via FlickrSay I’m a high-school drama teacher. My education and career experience are in teaching drama. I happen to have a side interest in mathematics and carry some unconventional theories about math. I tell …