Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

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 an America that will be …

Climate & 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 know that already. But the …

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Congressional Dems get smart on pushing ‘all of the above’ energy vote

Looks like the Congressional Democrats are shrewd enough to take on the GOP big lie that Republicans in Congress actually believe in an “all of the above” energy policy. Greenwire reports today that “Democrats plot strategy for putting GOP on …

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One farmer says ‘peak oil’ prompted energy-saving steps

Admit it, climate change is the kind of problem that leaves you wondering, “What the heck can any one person do about it?” That’s exactly how Patrick Holden said he felt about it during the “Climate Change and Food” panel …

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Why future Katrinas and Gustavs will be much worse, part 2

A lot of knee-jerk deniers (please don’t write in — I know that is redundant) misread “part 1,” as I knew they would. I was not wading into the issue of whether global warming has already made intense tropical storms …

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Rights of humans, rights of nature

Two items I’ve been tracking while away for a blissful two weeks of vacation here on the Atlantic shore, one hopeful, one awful: Hopeful: Ecuador is poised to grant rights to nature and ecosystems in a referendum this month. The …

Climate & Energy

Warming seas make strong storms stronger, says new study

As Gustav, Hanna, Ike, and Josephine become household names, more research has been added to the ongoing debate over the impact of climate change on hurricanes. A new study published in Nature indicates that warming seas have not increased the …

Business & Technology

Biofuels: not cost-effective or lucrative for climate change or business

According to this article in Mongabay, a study from a British think tank is calling for an end to subsidies for biofuels based on — not biodiversity loss and high food prices — cost effectiveness. The economics is startling — …

Climate & Energy

Should environmentalists jump on climate disasters?

There’s a heated debate going on about whether environmentalists should jump on breaking climate disasters like Gustav and frame them in terms of global warming and other environmental issues. Open Left’s Matt Stoller and Center for American Progress’s Joseph Romm …