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Anti-environment, anti-technology Gingrich tries to rewrite history. Don’t buy it or his new book.

If you look up the word ‘Orwellian’ on Wikipedia — “An attitude and a policy of control by propaganda, misinformation, denial of truth, and manipulation of the past” — there should be a picture of Newt Gingrich’s new book, A Contract with the Earth...

Posted November 13, 2007    

Politico: Climate Is a Risky Issue for Republicans

While the Washington Post misreported the story, the Politico gets the global warming and national politics story (mostly) right. In “Generational test for Republican,” the online political publication points out the risks to Republicans of down-...

Posted November 11, 2007    

The Oil Trap and Developing Countries

Earlier this week the New York Times took on the latest (sky-rocketing) oil prices and their geopolitical impacts in High-Priced Oil Adds Volatility to Power Scramble, but they missed the perspective of a key, equally vulnerable demographic -...

Posted November 10, 2007    

Wind power installations set to soar 63% this year

Some good energy news: US wind power installations are projected to jump 63 percent this year amid concern about global warming and rising fuel prices, an industry group said on Wednesday. The US wind industry is on track to complete a total of 4,...

Posted November 9, 2007    

IEA: “The Next 10 Years are Critical”

Looks like Gore and Hansen and Climate Progress were right, all along. We must reverse our energy path in the next decade or suffer the consequences, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Indeed, the headline comes from their...

Posted November 8, 2007    

More of the Top 100 Effects of Global Warming

The post, “The Top 100 Effects of Global Warming,” has for several weeks running been the most popular post on the American Progress website. So I thought I would link to it (again). Here are some more interesting effects: Farewell to Frogs<?xml...

Posted November 8, 2007    

Inherit the Climate

The Bush legacy will be driven by global warming concludes Kurt Campbell chief executive of the Center for a New American Security. Climate Progress has posted similarly, and I have my own column on how history will view Bush here. Campbell has...

Posted November 7, 2007    

The Political Climate is Changing, Part I

In addition to his Oscar and his Nobel Prize, Al Gore may be in line for the title of Prognosticator of the Year. Last January while I was attending his training program in Nashville, Gore predicted that by the time of the 2008 presidential election...

Posted November 6, 2007    

Climate News Roundup: NYT & WSJ

Warming Revives Flora and Fauna in Greenland — NY Times. “But now that the climate is warming, it is not just old trees that are growing. A Greenlandic supermarket is stocking locally grown cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage this year for the first...

Posted November 2, 2007    

Warner-Lieberman eke out subcommittee win

The Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection Subcommittee voted 4-3 to send S. 2191, “America’s Climate Security Act,” to the full Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee. As Greenwire (subs. req’...

Posted November 1, 2007    

Some vampires suck energy not blood

Speaking of vampires in need of slaying, the AP reports: A force as insidious as Dracula is quietly sucking a nickel of every dollar’s worth of the electricity that seeps from your home’s outlets. Insert the little fangs of your cell phone charger...

Posted October 31, 2007    

The immorality of China’s coal policy is breathtaking (literally) — Part I

Yes, America’s climate policy is immoral. But that doesn’t make China’s rapacious coal plant building moral. The N.Y. Times has published the sobering numbers, which bear repeating: The country built 114,000 megawatts of fossil-fuel-based...

Posted October 31, 2007