Post-election Hangover: Whither Climate?

Here’s why you shouldn’t bet that Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline

Unless you like betting on irrationality -- which, in politics, isn't a bad bet.


California will start selling carbon allowances tomorrow

They make great stocking stuffers, unlike coal.

2012: Hot, costly, and ready for action (on climate change)

And it won't happen, because we're all about to get screwed.

Lame duck Congress may decide whether to save lame duck wind industry

If they don't, it would be pretty... well, you know.

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist thinks a carbon tax might make sense — with some caveats [UPDATED]

Grover Norquist's half-hearted endorsement of a carbon tax makes it slightly more likely to happen, but it probably still won't.

You be the pessimist! Here’s why the election gives me hope

What if grassroots activists joined with green D.C. insiders, got the president to kill the Keystone pipeline, and put a price on carbon? Bill McKibben explains why the election should make us all optimists.

Climate should be Obama’s No. 1 priority, say lots of people who aren’t tree-hugging enviros

The New Yorker calls on Obama to put climate action at the top of his agenda. So does Republican Christine Todd Whitman and other non-hippies.

Obama limits oil-shale development OK’d by Bush

The Interior Dept. plans to close 1.6 million acres of federal land that had been slated by the Bush admin for oil-shale development. Remember Bush?

A vehicle makes its way through a flooded street of Milford, Connecticut

Grist’s theme for November: What’s next for the climate?

Introducing: monthly themes! Here's a smattering of the stuff we've got on tap.