Climate & Energy

The NYT buries White House “exclusive” on the landmark U.S. climate impacts report

The big story featured on the NYT website at 11 am Tuesday ain’t about climate: “With consumers in revolt, it was almost a relief that Tracey Ullman did not shy away from a bit of a roast at American fashion …

“We’ll get the votes”: One more day to finish talks with farm state Dems

We would appear to be closing in on a final deal and ultimate passage of the Waxman-Markey climate and clean energy bill by the House.  E&E News Reports (subs. req’d): House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) yesterday said he expected …

NOAA: “Business as usual” means scorching over inland US

If humanity stays near our current greenhouse gas emissions path, then Americans face hell – every state will be red: The thermometer in this landmark U.S. government report puts warming at 9 to 11°F over the vast majority of the …

Who, really, is inciting Americans to violence today?

NYT columnist Frank Rich has a terrific column on the hate-mongering being pushed by the some of the right-wing media these days, “The Obama Haters’ Silent Enablers“: WHEN a Fox News anchor, reacting to his own network’s surging e-mail traffic, …

Week of Aug. 3 planned for cap-and-trade markup, given “50-50 or better odds”

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) plans to wait until the week of Aug. 3 to mark up climate change legislation in order to have a series of hearings on the issue and the bill first, she …

White House hopes new climate report is a ‘game-changer’

Hey, remember the Florida Keys? You might have to, considering they won’t be there much longer if we continue pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at current rates. Have plans to check out the Lone Star State? Well, you might …

What the U.S. climate report says about your state

Sarah van Schagen recounted how climate change will mess with salmon, skiing, and other essentials of life in the Pacific Northwest — according to the Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States report released today. As we say in …

Obama’s voice absent from release of big climate report

The podium awaits you, sir.Courtesy JoshBerglund19 via FlickrOn a day when the executive branch released a major report on the effects of climate change already underway in the United States, where was President Obama? Not at the official release of …

Congress is the problem

Felix Salmon blogs at Reuters about the seeming exhaustion of Obama’s political capital — on both climate change and financial regulations, he just can’t seem to get what he wants out of Congress. I think Matt Yglesias and Ryan Avent …