Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Nobelist Krugman calls climate science denial by House conservatives “a form of treason”

Some have asked whether I’m using too-tough language against those devoted to delaying or blocking action needed to stop catastrophic global warming.  Actually, most of the time I think it is too mild, a point underscored by a terrific NYT …

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Obama needs to outline his yardstick on global warming

A coalition of major U.S. groups called for the Obama admin to outline its global warming "yardstick." How will the administration measure our efforts?

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Will and Watts embrace a proud former shill for a man convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges

Denial makes strange bedfellows. Two of the leading sources of anti-scientific disinformation on global warming – George Will and Anthony Watts’ blog WattsUpWithThat – have embraced a man, Robert Bradley, who proudly shilled for Enron CEO Ken Lay, who was …

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The U.S. House of Representatives approves landmark (bipartisan!) climate bill, 219 – 212.

UPDATE:  My Salon piece, “One brief shining moment for clean energy” is up.  We do need to savor moments like these, since, as I note in that article, given modern conservative ideology, which is 100% anti-conservation, “the country can only …

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EPA ‘suppression’ story grows, despite shoddy science in report

Dizzy by now?Courtesy katiew via FlickrThe peculiar story of a “suppressed” report at the Environmental Protection Agency continues to grow, despite the fact that the agency appears to have done nothing worse than holding its employees to professional standards. The …

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House GOP still repeats petroleum industry falsehood about CBO findings on gas prices

The House GOP loves to repeat falsehoods about climate and clean energy action (see “MIT Professor tells GOP to stop ‘misrepresenting’ his work and inflating the cost to families of cap-and-trade by a factor of 10” and then again three …

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Big media beats it from clean energy bill and even Farrah’s death gets bigger play

The U.S. House of representatives is debating landmark climate and clean energy legislation now – starting with the debate on the rule which limits total debate on Waxman-Markey bill to 3 hours, which means we should get a final vote …

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Obama strategy on climate bill: get it passed, then let markets make the argument

In a post earlier today I argued that “official” estimates of how much climate/energy legislation will cost are likely systematically overstating costs and understating benefits. It’s worth noting that this is not an idiosyncratic opinion of mine. It is shared …

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Obama: Let’s “spark a clean energy transformation… Make no mistake: This is a jobs bill.”

… in a decade, the price to the average American will be just about a postage stamp a day…. There is no longer a debate about whether carbon pollution is placing our planet in jeopardy. It’s happening. Memo to Obama …