Climate Policy

Climate Change

Myhrvold: 50 simple things won’t fix the climate — but a few complex things might

Nathan Myhrvold responds to follow-up questions about his paper that found that the transition to carbon-free energy must begin immediately.

Climate Policy

Mean right hook: Conservative judge deals blow to polluters in climate trial

In a challenge to EPA findings that greenhouse gases threaten public health, even a Reagan-appointed judge isn't buying industry arguments that climate science is a hoax.

Climate Policy

U.S. gangs up with Saudi Arabia to crush European climate initiative

All the world's countries love to talk piously about the need to address climate change. What happens if someone goes beyond talk to action? If the E.U.'s aviation program is any indication, it ain't pretty.


Rick Santorum rewrites the history of clean air in America

Here is a video of Rick Santorum lying about the history of clean air in America and specifically Pittsburgh.

Wind Power

Congress toys with the future of wind energy

The same lawmakers clinging desperately to Keystone won't extend the production tax credit that keeps the burgeoning wind industry alive.

Election 2012

Crazy talk: Rick Santorum out-denies the climate deniers and spins eco-conspiracy theories

Rick Santorum is way crazy when it comes to environmental issues -- so crazy he makes Newt Gingrich's moon-colony plans sound plausible, and Mitt Romney's climate flip-floppery look presidential.

Climate Change

A new way of measuring carbon emissions that doesn’t let rich people cheat

There's no comprehensive, standardized way for cities to track their carbon pollution, but a new study puts forward a useful model. And it counts not just the CO2 we produce, but the CO2 we consume.

Climate & Energy

Tar-sands magnate, Bill Gates support research on geoengineering

The latest to join the fray are Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and "tar sands magnate Murray Edwards." Just goes to show you what strange bedfellows geoengineering makes.

Fossil Fuels

The great carbon bubble: Why the fossil-fuel industry fights so hard

Big Oil will do anything to avoid coming to terms with the fact that the business models which have made it so profitable directly threaten the Earth's survival, writes Bill McKibben.