Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Changes in the sun are not causing global warming

A forthcoming study in Geophysical Research Letters (subs. req’d) finds what countless other studies in the past decade have found — changes in the sun are not responsible for the global warming in recent decades. In particular, the study debunks …

Climate & Energy

Does the public need to understand cap-and-trade?

A new Rasmussen poll shows that just 24 percent of people know what “cap-and-trade” is. Even that is an optimistic gloss: in fact, only 24 percent of people know that cap-and-trade is meant to address environmental issues. Some 29 percent …

Business & Technology

‘Sectoral carbon’ … Eh? Please define

At times certain words become quite fashionable, though nobody is quite sure why. Everyone wants to use them, even as they can have different meanings for different people. In the discussion of climate change in the United States, “sectoral” seems …

Climate & Energy

Speculation runs rampant as Dems reportedly reach a deal on climate bill

House leaders have reportedly reached a tentative deal on a climate and energy bill — and in the absence of details, speculation is rampant about how the bill has been weakened or otherwise changed. Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Henry …

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Chevron hires former CNN correspondent to spin report on Amazon destruction

The New York Times has a great story about Chevron hiring a former CNN reporter to produce a “news” report to counter a 60 Minutes segment on the oil company’s contamination of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. On May 3, …

Climate & Energy

Former McCain spokesperson joins Gore’s team

Here’s a curious development for you: Brian Rogers, spokesperson for John McCain’s presidential campaign last year, is now working for Al Gore. Rogers sent an email dispatch on Friday announcing his new job as research director for Gore’s Alliance for …

Climate & Energy

President of Maldives wants to move his island nation

The New York Times Magazine has a pretty good piece on the Maldives, “Wanted: A New Home for My Country“: … ever since Nasheed declared on the eve of his inauguration last November that, because of global warming, he would …

Climate & Energy

Has anyone in U.S. history made more Americans less safe than Dick Cheney?

Back in March, Darth Vader former Vice President Dick Cheney said Americans are “less safe” now thanks to President Barack Obama and his policies.  He repeated and expanded on the charge yesterday on Face the Nation. Let’s set aside the …

Climate & Energy

How I learned to stop worrying and love Waxman-Markey, Part 1

The Waxman-Markey energy and climate bill is certainly not “da bomb.”  At best, it’s a B+. Then again, it is not a total bomb, as some think.  So you don’t have to be Dr. Strangelove — or the bill’s mother …