Climate & Energy

China concedes its CO2 emissions have caught up to the U.S.

In what appears to be the first official acknowledgement of findings that China is emitting at least as much carbon dioxide annually as the United States (if not more), an official in charge of China’s …

Can't hardly wait

The financial crisis is distracting us from … everything!

Prince Charles busted out with a strong message on Tuesday: This economic stuff is scary, but climate change is the real crisis. Word. But it turns out Chuck ain’t the only one using this device. …

Endorsement-y fresh

Newspapers call out climate and energy in prez endorsements

As of Tuesday, 222 daily newspapers had endorsed Barack Obama for president, and 93 had picked John McCain. Many papers mentioned climate and energy, those dark-horse Big Issues in this campaign, as a reason for …

Poland ... the hot place to be in December

Update on 350.org’s campaign to recruit McCain and Obama

The next international gathering to discuss climate change is scheduled to take place in Poland in December. The folks at 350.org want America’s next president to pledge to attend those talks — a signal that …

Save the planet! Now, how do we do that?

New Mother Jones piece flaunts climate starpower, but lacks practical suggestions

Magazines like to tease their readers with headlines that promise answers to seemingly intractable problems. Such seems to be the intent of the lead story of the December 2008 issue of Mother Jones, entitled “How …

Wonders

Media discovers that “McCain and Obama have distinct priorities on energy.”

The blot on Obama's green credentials

Democrat gets black mark from environmental lobby for backing of corn-based ethanol

This Guardian story was written by reporter Ed Pilkington. Grist is a member of the Guardian’s Environment Network. —– BROWNSVILLE, Neb. — Barack Obama has enjoyed near-universal backing from American environmentalists, with the Sierra Club, …

Oregon guv outlines climate-change-fightin’ plans

Oregon’s governor on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to attack climate change. Under Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s (D) vision, which will be taken up by the state legislature, homes and buildings will produce net-zero emissions by …

Chip'n'Dave

Voices in favor of green stimulus spending

I think it kind of disappeared in the rush late last week, so if you haven’t already, check out this op-ed from Chip and me in the Seattle Times. It seems to be part of …