Climate & Energy

Say it again, Dr. Sam

Why scientists aren’t more persuasive, part 1

Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king … The subtle art …

'We are so screwed!'

Letterman rages on global warming

I am (slightly) less pessimistic than David Letterman. If, however, it is indeed “too late” as he says, then he has certainly nailed the reason: “We have had no leadership.” But I’m going to view …

'There are man's activities that can be contributed to the issues that we're dealing with now'

More Couric and Palin, on drilling and climate change

More excerpts from the Couric interview with Palin, on subjects including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The trademark borderline-incoherence is in full effect: Here’s the transcript. Here’s the part on climate change, where …

Coal in question

Is coal with carbon capture and storage a core climate solution?

The goal of carbon capture and storage (CCS), also called carbon sequestration, is to take carbon dioxide that would have been emitted into the atmosphere from new or existing power plants (usually coal) and instead …

A spend in need is a spend indeed

Obama says energy will remain a top priority despite financial crisis

On the campaign trail in Reno, Nev., today, Barack Obama attempted to quell fears that the financial crisis would lead him to shelve key components of his agenda if he were elected. During Friday’s debate, …


McCain claims U.S. has ‘the world’s largest oil reserves’

John McCain did an interview via satellite yesterday with WSYX ABC News in Columbus, Ohio, in which he claimed that the United States has the world’s largest oil reserves. You can watch the video, or …

Blair supply

Tony Blair talks climate change with Charlie Rose

This is a meaty discussion of climate change from ex-U.K. PM Blair, albeit colored by his timid, centrist, status-quo biases:

All's well that spends well

The financial crisis, the bailout, and green investment

Over the weekend I tossed out some thoughts about how energy efficiency might serve as one response to the housing/credit crisis. As it happens, many other folk have tied the financial crisis to green(ish) considerations. …

Shadowboxing DFHs, part gazillion

Wired passes along conventional wisdom on climate policy

Andrew Sullivan approvingly cites this piece from Steve Rayner, a letter to the next president about what to do on climate change. It seems Wired has made it company policy to publish only stuff that …