Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Methane releases from under the Arctic seabed could jeopardize GHG stabilization

The U.K.’s Independent reported today some pretty shocking news in “Exclusive: The methane time bomb”: The first evidence that millions of tons of a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere from …

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Al Gore on the climate and financial crises

In this morning’s first panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Bill Clinton and his VP, Al Gore, talked about how the nation’s financial situation might have played out differently if we’d dealt intelligently with energy issues years …

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This year’s top 10 climate blogs

Last summer, I put together a list of the top 10 climate blogs. For the sake of objectivity, I used Technorati, which ranks all blogs by “authority” (the number of blogs linking to it). The lower the rank, the better. …

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Oilman learns a drill-only GOP hates alternative energy

Lobbying for his plan to sharply ramp up renewables, the billionaire oilman has been brought face to face with the Big Energy Lie — the absurd notion that either John McCain or the Republicans in Congress actually believe in an …

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Former President Clinton talks about the financial crisis and clean energy on ‘The Daily Show’

Former President Bill Clinton was on The Daily Show last night talking about his Clinton Global Initiative, the financial crisis, and alternative energy — and how the nation’s financial situation might have played out differently if we’d dealt intelligently with …

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Republican oil guru says McCain doesn’t have a clue about drilling

If you follow peak oil — and if you don’t, you will be bitchslapped by reality — then you know of Matt Simmons. I was introduced to him several years ago by my former boss at the Energy Department. Back …

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Dems will let offshore drilling ban expire

House Democrats, out-stubborned by Republicans, will allow the 26-year-old congressional ban on offshore oil and gas drilling to expire on Sept. 30. Dems will not attach a provision to ban offshore drilling to a stopgap spending bill that’s expected to …

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Bill Clinton says smart energy policy could have avoided the financial meltdown

Henry Farrell has an interesting account of a discussion session Bill Clinton held with a group of bloggers. This jumped out: Clinton’s basic argument was that the [financial] crisis was one of an overleveraged Wall Street system which emphasized the …

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Why he picked Sarah Palin, carbon queen

This is a guest essay from Chip Ward, author and board member of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. It was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. —– Despite the media feeding frenzy, we still …