Climate & Energy

'Every other climate that has been warmed had better grapes'

Stunning interview with incoherent GOP denier running for Congress

My brother Dave lives in Minneapolis and has been interviewing RNC delegates. Here is Barb Davis White in her own words (audio stream here): White: My name is Barb Davis White and I’m running for …

I can see clearcuts now

Google knows what you’re doing

Oh, Google, what would we ever do without you? Check out this Google Maps-generated image of the region near Cannon Beach, Oregon:   The strange patchwork of brown? Those are clearcuts in the Coast Range. …

A Palin in the neck

Note to media: Pork queen Palin is an earmark expert, not an energy expert

If you google “Palin ‘energy expert,'” you’ll find more than 10,000 hits. It’s no surprise that conservative shills like George Pataki and Haley Barbour use that label — heck, a major conservative talking point is …

Speak softly and carry a big hockey stick

Earth hotter now than in past 2,000 years

The “hockey stick” graph is a reconstruction of Northern Hemisphere temperatures over the past thousand years. It showed a sharp rise starting about a century ago. Global warming deniers and doubters have long attacked the …

It begins with a T-shirt

Matt Stoller explains the magic of clean coal fairly well, but for a more sophisticated take, let’s turn to the Clean Coal Girlz at the RNC:

Another large section of Canadian ice shelf breaks loose

In a predictable yet mildly troubling reminder of the Arctic’s continued ice melt, researchers say yet another massive ice chunk has broken off from an ice shelf in Canada. The Serson Ice Shelf just saw …

RNC: Palin bullish on energy

VP acceptance speech hits on energy issues

Sarah Palin. Photo: johnmccain.com Sarah Palin’s much-anticipated VP acceptance speech on Wednesday night included a lot of energy talk — and extensive criticism of Barack Obama. “We are expected to govern with integrity, good will, …

RNC: Noun, verb, energy policy

Rudy Giuliani talks up McCain/Palin energy policy

Rudy Giuliani. Former mayor of New York City and one-time presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani came out swinging tonight on energy policy, praising John McCain’s approach and emphasizing the pro-drilling portion. “He will lead us toward …

RNC: Palin to talk energy

Excerpt from acceptance speech released

From McCain VP-pick Sarah Palin’s prepared remarks, excerpts of which were just released: Our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of America’s energy problems — as if we all didn’t …