Climate & Energy

The uncertainty agenda

Journalists need to evaluate strength of scientific consensus

One of the biggest problems in the climate change debate is the fact that many people out there fail to understand the finer points of …

Leaking underground storage tanks make fun acronym, pose health threat

Hundreds of underground fuel tanks owned by the federal government could be leaking hazardous materials into drinking water, according to an Associated Press investigation. Of …

Solar discord

The New York Times blows the solar PV story

It would seem like an easy story for the paper of discord record: In recent months, chains including Wal-Mart Stores, Kohl’s, Safeway and Whole Foods …

The vow of silence is broken

Media finally tells public about the real roadblock to good energy policy

Holy hot dog hosannas, I don’t believe it! Finally someone in the mainstream media has seen fit to share with the public one of the …

Ice bet

Arctic sea ice declines sharply in August

The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Monday that in the first 10 days of August, Arctic sea ice extent declined one million kilometers. …

House Speaker says she’s open to compromise on offshore drilling

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on “Larry King Live” Monday night that she would consider allowing a vote on offshore drilling, but only if …

U.S. scouts out territory in Arctic; ice-cover loss could be worst ever

U.S. scientists will head to the Arctic this week on a quest to map the ocean floor, and will collaborate with Canada on a surveying …

Failures in framing, Chapter XXXIVMMX

The public’s attention, for the first time in ages, is focused on energy policy

This article by the AP’s Tina Lam is generally awful in terms of contrasting the candidates on energy. There is exactly one paragraph about what …

The (renewable) electron economy, part 4

Toward the post-oil society

This is the fourth in a series on how we can build an energy future based on our best science and no longer critically dependent …