Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Killing the myth of the 1970s global cooling scientific consensus

There was no scientific consensus in the 1970s that the Earth was headed into an imminent ice age. Indeed, the possibility of anthropogenic warming dominated the peer-reviewed literature even then. So begins an excellent review article [PDF] in the Bulletin …

Business & Technology

Times Square billboard will be powered by renewables

A billboard powered entirely by the wind and sun is coming to New York City’s Times Square. And when the wind don’t blow and the sun don’t shine? The billboard, advertising office-equipment giant Ricoh, will just go dark.

Climate & Energy

Acidifying oceans need to be addressed, says litigous green group

The U.S. EPA should use the Clean Water Act to address the growing problem of ocean acidification, says the Center for Biological Diversity — and if the agency doesn’t act, it’s gonna get sued.

Climate & Energy

More on the battle with Henry Waxman over the House Energy and Commerce committee

With a secret-ballot vote by Democrats in the House of Representatives likely next week, Washington, D.C. continues to buzz over the effort by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) to unseat Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) as chairman of the powerful House Energy …

Climate & Energy

It’s time for the G20 to focus on a global green deal

This is a guest post by Gary Gardner and Michael Renner, senior researchers with the Worldwatch Institute, an environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C. —– When leaders of the 20 largest economies gather in Washington, D.C., this week, a …


Ted Turner talks with Lou Dobbs

In this epic Meeting of Blowhards, some good stuff gets said about climate and energy and related matters:

Climate & Energy

EPA board freezes construction of new coal-fired power plants in U.S.

In a major win for environmentalists, the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board handed down a landmark decision on Thursday that essentially puts a freeze on the construction of as many as 100 new coal-fired power plants around the U.S. It …

Climate & Energy

Cut defense spending in favor of clean-energy investing

Conventional wisdom, that dour specter, seems to be saying we don’t have enough money to fix many of our biggest problems, such as global warming or shifting to carbon-free energy. But wait! The Pentagon itself has determined that there are …

Climate & Energy

NASA says October is sixth warmest on record

The corrected NASA temperature data for October is out here. It looks to be around the sixth warmest October on record, although interestingly (though not unexpectedly, see below), the five warmest Octobers on record are all from the previous five …