Climate Policy

Why going green during a recession actually creates jobs

Economists have long known something that politicians apparently do not: If you need to impose expensive environmental regulations, there’s no better time than during a recession.

80 percent of humans are delusionally optimistic, says science

Maybe the reason we can't do anything about the existential crisis of climate change -- or, indeed, any of the other existential crises we're facing at present -- is that 80 percent of humanity has what's known as an "optimism …

Chump change: Stopping global warming is much cheaper than you think

Politicians like to claim we can't afford to take drastic climate action right now. A U.K. report debunks that myth.

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More power for women means less climate pollution, study suggests

Here's another indication that women are greener than men: In nations where women’s status is higher, CO2 emissions are lower, according to a new study.

George Bush’s hometown is running out of water, thanks to climate change

The president whose State Department thanked Exxon executives for their "active involvement" in helping to determine climate change policy is watching the town in which he grew up squirm in the grip of Texas' epic, climate change-enhanced drought.

What’s the deal with EPA carbon rules for existing power plants?

EPA's latest rule applies only to new power plants. But rest assured, rules for existing power plants are in the works.

The top five things you need to know about EPA’s new carbon rule

The EPA finally issued its rule governing climate pollution at new power plants. It is likely to prompt a fusillade of bogus political attacks. Inoculate yourself with these five key facts.

Climate scientists: It’s basically too late to stop warming

If you like cool weather and not having to club your neighbors as you battle for scarce resources, now's the time to move to Canada, because the story of the 21st century is almost written.

The Washington Post speaks the truth on climate change

The Washington Post has issued a clarion call on the importance of climate change. Even though it's not perfect, it's to be commended.