Climate & Energy

Beyond the Palin

Most revealing Palin energy whopper: Iran could cut off a fifth of the world’s energy supplies

Palin’s full speech contained yet another energy lie, one that is very revealing: To confront the threat that Iran might seek to cut off nearly a fifth of the world’s energy supplies … Not even …

The price of bad predictions

Lowballing the future of oil costs money

At a glance, this San Francisco Chronicle article is a bit difficult to parse, but it points to exactly the reason why I’ve been ranting about lousy oil price forecasts churned out by federal U.S. …

Lies, damned lies, and energy politics

In her big speech, Palin repeats the GOP’s big energy lie — plus three other energy lies

Excerpts from Palin’s big speech: Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems — as if we all didn’t know that already. But the fact that drilling …

'Every other climate that has been warmed had better grapes'

Stunning interview with incoherent GOP denier running for Congress

My brother Dave lives in Minneapolis and has been interviewing RNC delegates. Here is Barb Davis White in her own words (audio stream here): White: My name is Barb Davis White and I’m running for …

I can see clearcuts now

Google knows what you’re doing

Oh, Google, what would we ever do without you? Check out this Google Maps-generated image of the region near Cannon Beach, Oregon:   The strange patchwork of brown? Those are clearcuts in the Coast Range. …

A Palin in the neck

Note to media: Pork queen Palin is an earmark expert, not an energy expert

If you google “Palin ‘energy expert,'” you’ll find more than 10,000 hits. It’s no surprise that conservative shills like George Pataki and Haley Barbour use that label — heck, a major conservative talking point is …

Speak softly and carry a big hockey stick

Earth hotter now than in past 2,000 years

The “hockey stick” graph is a reconstruction of Northern Hemisphere temperatures over the past thousand years. It showed a sharp rise starting about a century ago. Global warming deniers and doubters have long attacked the …

It begins with a T-shirt

Matt Stoller explains the magic of clean coal fairly well, but for a more sophisticated take, let’s turn to the Clean Coal Girlz at the RNC:

Another large section of Canadian ice shelf breaks loose

In a predictable yet mildly troubling reminder of the Arctic’s continued ice melt, researchers say yet another massive ice chunk has broken off from an ice shelf in Canada. The Serson Ice Shelf just saw …