Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Anti-science conservatives are stuck in denial; for climate science activists, the reverse is true

The five stages of grief describes “a process by which people allegedly deal with grief and tragedy, especially when diagnosed with a terminal illness or catastrophic loss,” as Wikipedia puts it: 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. …

Climate & Energy

Climate envoy Todd Stern on U.S. climate action and the possibility of deal with China

Todd Stern.U.S. Climate Envoy and former Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Todd Stern spoke at CAP Tuesday.  If you want to know where US-China negotiations are headed on climate, I highly recommend watching the video of his talk here …

Cities

Taking coal back to the garden

“…we can train ourselves to attend to the beautiful things waiting to be noticed. We can become curious and push the perceptions outward towards the surrounding world and society. We can see the miracle of life around us. We can …

Climate & Energy

On World Oceans Day, consider the jellyfishburger and fries

Photo: Christopher ChanAround the world, fishermen and swimmers are running into a problem: jellyfish. The slick, stinging blobs are showing up in increasing numbers, earlier in the year, and in more places than ever before. Is there a reason for …

Climate & Energy

‘Sea Change’ documentary highlights threat of ocean acidification

Sven Huseby and his grandson Elias during production of the film A Sea Change.Photo: Daniel de La Calle   If you’ve ever doubted the power of the printed word, strike up a conversation with one Sven Huseby, whose entire life …

Business & Technology

Renewables industry protests weak RES proposals in Congress

In January, Barack Obama stopped by the Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co. in Bedford Heights, Ohio, to promote his economic-stimulus plan. The company, which has manufactured parts for bridges and machinery since 1968, began three years ago to make giant …

Climate & Energy

Obama on climate action: “Tough decisions and… concrete actions”

President Obama was asked a question today on global warming at his press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Q:  And another political issue, if I may. Madam Chancellor, climate change. Germany, Europe are putting concrete targets on the agenda, …

Climate & Energy

94-year-old former U.S. Representative calls for end to mountaintop removal

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963 Last month, as protestors from around the country converged in the Coal River Valley in West Virginia to protest Massey Energy’s reckless …

Climate & Energy

Climate-news poem: plagiarism edition!

Each time I set out to pen one of my climate-news poems, I try really hard not to make it bouncy and rhyming. But terrible bouncy rhymes seem to flow in my veins. It’s a curse, to write such verse! …