Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

What pollsters can learn from climate modelers

Pollster.com has an interesting piece on the confusing disparity among all of the polls taken for this election. In particular, “likely voter model design depends significantly on judgments that pollsters make about how to model the likelihood that any voter …

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Obama notes global warming as an issue that he and McCain should work on together post-election

Last night on The Daily Show, John Stewart asked Barack Obama what issues he could envision working on with rival John McCain after the election, regardless of who wins next week. Obama noted global warming as a distinct problem they …

Business & Technology

Exxon Mobil announces record quarterly profit, again

Exxon Mobil on Thursday announced that it raked in $14.83 billion in its third quarter, breaking its previous record for the highest quarterly profit ever for a U.S. company. John McCain, campaigning in Ohio, declared that “we’re not gonna let …

Climate & Energy

Surveys show Americans more concerned about energy prices than environment

Raise your hand if you’re more worried about gas prices than climate change. Voters continue to cite global climate change as one of several key issues that will affect their vote in this year’s election, but a broad range of …

Climate & Energy

The American Enterprise Institute: Still crazy with denial and delay

Conservative think tanks remain oblivious and impervious to the facts. They cling to global warming denial and delay even in the face of the remarkable advances both in scientific understanding about global warming and in clean technology solutions. We have …

Climate & Energy

Two new reports detail the enormous toll coal dependence is taking on China

The Chinese government released an official "white paper" today, saying that: global warming is going to wreak havoc on China, reducing grain yields and making it difficult to feed 1.3 billion people; coal is China’s primary contribution to global warming; …

Climate & Energy

Obama highlights efficiency in his network show

Everyone will have their own reaction Obama’s show on network TV tonight. I’ll just comment on one bit. As prelude, remember that a) efficiency is the fastest, cheapest, most economy stimulating and economy strengthening way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, …

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Al Gore calls on young people to get out the vote on climate

In a live webcast tonight, former vice president Al Gore and Energy Action Coalition head Jessy Tolkan implored young voters to get out the vote and push for action on both the climate crisis and energy independence. Gore emphasized the …

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Obama pitches energy independence in his prime-time TV spot

In a half-hour political infomercial aired on multiple TV networks Wednesday night, Democrat Barack Obama focused on several of the most pressing issues facing Americans today — including energy independence. The ad featured several regular folks discussing the problems they …