Climate & Energy

Temperatures plummeted in 2008

In 2008, did temperatures drop as much as they rose over the whole 20th century?

(Part of the How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic guide)   Objection: Temperatures plummeted over the last year (2007-2008). If you look at this data from the Met Office Hadley Centre you can clearly …

Fox, henhouse; henhouse, fox

Palin to oversee energy in McCain administration?

OMFG: "Sarah Palin to be energy independence chief in John McCain’s government" I’m not sure how much to credit this — it’s the Brit press, after all, and tied to a single, unnamed "McCain campaign …

National Clean Energy Summit videos

A few weeks ago I went to the National Clean Energy Summit (coverage here) organized by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It’s the kind of thing Dems do — wonky, tedious, strenuously bipartisan (even though …

Mustache v. Maverick

Listen as he bashes “drill baby drill”:

DNC: Pollution CEOs vs. young voters

Jessy Tolkan comments on industry CEO roundtable

From the Wonk Room. —– During the Democratic National Convention, the Rocky Mountain Roundtable hosted a day-long symposium on energy and climate change. One session included top officials from major global warming polluters: the electric …

Over Nevadan objections, Yucca Mountain repository inches forward

Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump inched forward Monday as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission agreed to formally review the feds’ license application for the site. It will likely take the NRC four years or so …

'Hot, Flat, and Crowded'

Tom Friedman talks up the need for an ‘energy revolution’ on ‘Meet the Press’

New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman was on “Meet the Press” yesterday, discussing the need for an “energy revolution.” The appearance coincided with publication of his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why …

Arctic ringed by navigable water; rush to exploit it may spur new int’l law

For the first time in recorded history, the world’s cap of Arctic sea ice is surrounded by a ring of theoretically navigable water. It’s a phenomenon sure to pique the interest of Canada, Denmark, Finland, …

Palin on video

Charlie Rose chats with pre-VP-candidate Sarah Palin

Since everyone seems obsessively interested in Sarah Palin these days, here she is in Charlie Rose’s “Green Room,” saying, among other things, that Alaska’s oil can revitalize our economy and give us energy independence, which …