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LCV targets McCain’s record on renewable energy

The League of Conservation Voters released a web video on Friday targeting John McCain’s votes against renewable energy and efficiency, set to the tune of Simply Red’s 1989 hit “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.” LCV has endorsed Barack …

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NBC news ignores climate change, blows the bark beetle story

The oldest Utah newspaper understands “climate change is now being blamed for an increased population of bark beetles.” The journal Nature published an article just this April, “Mountain pine beetle and forest carbon feedback to climate change.” The Canadian media …

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We need a price-floor on fossil fuels

As oil prices tumble — now hovering around $65 per barrel — there is growing concern that some of the momentum that was building for renewable energy may be waning. This situation highlights one of the key constraints that we …

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With climate change bringing the heat, take a look at the next tourist hot spots

When we saw this list of so-called “Global Warming’s Winners” on ForbesTraveler.com, at first we thought, “Seriously?” And then we thought, “I sure could go for a cookie!” But after a quick snack, we reconsidered their hot-or-not travel judgments on …

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Solving the financial crisis by averting the climate crisis

Chip and I have an op-ed in the Seattle Times: "Solving the financial crisis by averting the climate crisis." It begins: Polar ice caps are melting, but Wall Street is melting down. The ongoing financial crisis means that the next …

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Recession is the time to build a low-carbon future

Sir Nicholas Stern, author of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, has a good article in the U.K.’s Guardian, “Green routes to growth.” The former chief economist with the World Bank offers up “two crucial lessons we …

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More on the media’s quest to manufacture a clean-energy backlash

A huge "amen!" to Joe’s post on the mainstream media’s desperate quest to find a backlash against green energy in the wake of the economic downturn. Read it if you haven’t. A while back, a reporter from … er, a …

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Maryland State Police wrongly list climate activists as ‘terrorists’

Chesapeake Climate Action Network founder and director Mike Tidwell, former deputy director Josh Tulkin, and another unnamed CCAN staffer were apparently classified by Maryland State Police as terrorists and entered in state and federal criminal intelligence databases between 2005 and …

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Obama muses on the connection between energy/climate and our other problems

Obama sat down for a long and fascinating interview with Time‘s Joe Klein yesterday. It’s well worth reading the whole thing, but in particular there’s juicy stuff on energy and climate. The biggest problem with our energy policy has been …