Climate & Energy

Two new documentaries — ‘Crude’ and ‘Fuel’ — examine two sides of our petroleum problem

Two new documentaries show the damaging effects of the world’s addiction to oil, each film from its own unique angle. Crude, which opened in New York on Sept. 9, traces the story of a lawsuit brought by 30,000 rural Ecuadorians …

Actor Djimon Hounsou wants to show the human costs of climate change

Djimon Hounsou at the U.N. Climate SummitPhoto: United NationsActor Djimon Hounsou is just as snacky in real life as he was on the big screen in Blood Diamond, The Island, and Gladiator.  Better yet, he’s also a climate activist and …

The Climate Post: Climate change blamed for New York midtown traffic

First Things First: The journal Nature has published a study that attempts to find numerical “planetary boundaries” for global change, an effort that the authors believe will help policymakers better understand humanity’s impact on the planet and its life. A …

All wet on sea level rise — the remix [VIDEO]

My video series, Climate Denial Crock of the Week, has been slowly gaining an audience among people who need ammunition around the electronic water cooler. (Thanks to Real Climate and Climate Progress for the shout-outs.)  Send links to these videos …

Why the Second Circuit ‘nuisance’ case brings good news, and bad (part II)

Cross-posted from Warming Law. In an earlier post, we explored the background, context, and historical significance of the Second Circuit decision handed down late Monday in Connecticut v. AEP, in which the court ruled that a group of states and …

Seizing the opportunity: reflections from the U.N. Climate Summit

Climate week began with world leaders participating in a full day of discussions on global warming. Over 100 world leaders were in attendance-the largest gathering of world leaders on global warming and the first in many respects. The leaders of …

Pop Quiz

Which of the following organizations — U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Natural Resources Defense Council or the American Coal Council — posted the following paragraph? “… policies to support CO2 capture and sequestration at power plants and industrial facilities could also …

Boxer, Kerry will introduce Senate climate bill next week

Cross-posted from Change.org. Sens. Boxer and Kerry at a climate rally in June.Photo: David Pierpont, NWF via FlickrLast night at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, Teresa Heinz read a message from her husband, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), that set the gala …

Corporations call off the old green battle, but Chamber of Commerce soldiers on [UPDATED]

Update: This story keeps growing. Since last week… The country’s largest utility, Exelon, said it was quitting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in protest of the group’s climate-bill opposition. New Mexico utility PNM Resources did the same. Nike, the most …