Climate & Energy

Roger Pielke Sr. misrepresents the science of global warming

RealClimate has just eviscerated Roger Pielke, Sr. in an important post, “More bubkes.”  I am going to excerpt it at length because: It thoroughly debunks some now-standard denier talking points on sea level rise, ocean heat content, and Arctic sea …

Another ExxonMobil deceit: They are still funding climate science deniers despite public pledge

In its May 2008 Corporate Citizenship Report, ExxonMobil promised: In 2008, we will discontinue contributions to several public policy research groups whose positions on climate change could divert attention from the important discussion on how the world will secure the …

If New York Times can’t tell the global warming story (twice!), how will the public hear it?

The signs of global warming are everywhere. Coming back from my Vail conference to Denver, the driver pointed out to me the shocking devastation the state is now experiencing from the pine beetle, devastation anyone who lives in the West …

Chu: U.S. needs to be the Wayne Gretzky of clean energy

In the first half of his Sunday interview after the passage of the Waxman-Markey bill, Obama said he was confident the Senate will pass the climate and clean energy bill. He also asserted “My strong belief is that innovation and …

In case you thought passing a climate bill was easy: “Chaos, arm-twisting gave Pelosi win&#822

Judging by emails and comments, many progressives and enviros seem to be under the misimpression that a much tougher climate bill was politically possible.  I myself was under that misimpression for a while. Now, in fairness to myself (and others), …

U.S.-Russia climate and energy efficiency cooperation: A neglected challenge

Enhancing cooperation on climate change and energy efficiency should be a major plank of U.S. Russia policy and should be discussed at the highest levels when President Obama meets with President Medvedev next week.This Center for American Progress post, by …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

Claire McCaskillSen. Claire McCaskill doesn’t think the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill that passed the House in June stands much chance of passing the Senate, and she would not support the bill as it stands. During House debate on the …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.)

Blanche Lincoln Sen. Blanche Lincoln recently called the House climate and energy bill “a complete non-starter,” and pledged that the Senate would move more slowly in crafting legislation in order to address the concerns of specific legislators and regions. Lincoln’s …

Tracking where senators stand on climate legislation

Mark Begich (D-Alaska)

Mark Begich Sen. Mark Begich beat out everyone’s favorite Senate curmudgeon, “Uncle” Ted Stevens (R), in a tight race last fall. And while he’s seen as a modest improvement in the environmental realm, he’s also a steadfast supporter of increased …