Politics

Politics

Republicans flail about looking for alternative to climate denialism

The GOP position on climate change is unstable, both intellectually and politically, and it's getting ever more awkward for candidates to stick to it.

Climate & Energy

Naomi Klein says climate activists need to get comfortable attacking capitalism

Klein dropped by the Grist office to chat with David Roberts about her new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."

Climate & Energy

311,000 climate protesters marched in New York. What’s next?

Climate marchers are likely to be putting their shoulders behind these causes and projects in the wake of September's mass event.

Climate & Energy

Will Andrew Cuomo oppose fracking after getting a scare from Zephyr Teachout?

The governor of New York lost more votes than expected to a progressive primary challenger who tapped into the energy of the anti-fracking movement.

Business & Technology

This fracking company wants to end breast cancer — wait, what?

One thousand Passionately Pink® drill bits headed to a fracking site near you.

Climate & Energy

Hey, Paul Krugman: Here’s the real argument about climate change and economic growth

The New York Times columnist says we can keep our economy growing even while we cut CO2 emissions. But is that true if we cut emissions as dramatically as we need to?

Climate & Energy

The divestment movement is gaining steam. What can it achieve?

Dropping shares in fossil fuel companies might not make a huge difference on its own, but it can help lay the groundwork for other types of climate progress.

Practice What You Preach

California officials care about saving water, except when it comes to their begonias

California’s top water bigwigs are good at bending their own rules.

Climate & Energy

Radical judge kneecaps clean electricity under cover of boringness

It might not sound like a big deal when a federal court nixes an obscure regulatory rule from an obscure federal agency. But it is! Why do you think that bunny is so alert?!

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