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America’s Carbon Addiction: This Is An Intervention

This guest post comes from the thoughtful, passionate, and eloquent Sara Robinson, who blogs at Campaign for America’s Future. Sara lays out passionately and strongly why we must seize the moment to tackle our carbon addiction. George W. Bush — who...

Posted May 6, 2010    

What’s in a name?

No matter the word put against it, humanity is driving change in climate and other aspects of our living space. For decades, scientists, scholars, and public opinion pollsters have sought to place a name against the phenomena. Global Warming …...

Posted May 6, 2010    

Drill, Baby, Drill: Drill the bottomless well

Paul Krugman’s Drilling, Disaster, Denial is both a great OPED piece to see in the traditional media and, well, a troubling read. Great because of its focus on how one of environmentalism greatest problems might, in fact, have been its successes...

Posted May 5, 2010    

Shaving away at our fossil foolish addictions … some thoughts

With the quite stark contrast between the Department of Interior’s go-ahead to offshore wind turbines (Cape Wind) and the worsening disaster of ever more oil coming over the Horizon from the Deepwater (e.g, Deepwater Horizon’s explosion and...

Posted May 3, 2010    

Back to basics… climate legislation principles matter

In the will they, won’t they, those fighting for climate change mitigation wait to see whether Kerry-Graham-Lieberman will drop a climate bill and, if they do so, what will it contain. There are many ways to judge what comes out but the simplest and...

Posted April 29, 2010    

KGL resources …

Courtesy of Enviroknow, some resources re the coming Kerry-Graham-Lieberman “climate” (???) legislation: – It is expected to be dropped this coming Monday, aka Offshore Drilling Day. – The rollout next week apparently won’t actually include the...

Posted April 23, 2010    

Advocates for climate mitigation again understate case?

The Center for Climate Strategies is releasing a major study on the Economic Impacts of Comprehensive U.S. Climate and Energy Policy (press release, pdf) (report summary). This study details how 23 strategies, if undertaken as part of a national...

Posted April 23, 2010    

A day like any other …

Today is Earth Day. The 40th Earth Day. And, I’m feeling old, thinking back to that first Earth Day back in 1970. Composted then. Ditto today. Turned lights off when not required back then. Ditto today. Contacted politicians advocating the benefits...

Posted April 22, 2010    

ClimateDesk.ORG

As we’ve seen science and environmental reporting decay (both in resources and quality) across most of the mainstream media, the online world has become ever more important in enabling the sharing of reality-based information in these domains. From...

Posted April 19, 2010    

The Social Cost of Carbon - “The most important number you’ve never heard of.”

The Social Cost of Carbon (link to original report) may be the most important number you’ve never heard of” according to Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth Stanton in a recent publication from the Economics for Equity and the Environment Network. The...

Posted April 16, 2010    

Nobel Prize Winner’s Must Read … with a significant omission

The New York Times Sunday magazine will feature a tour de force on climate economics by Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman. Entitled Building a Green Economy, a more appropriate title might be Climate Economics 101 and it should be required...

Posted April 11, 2010    

Considering Institutional Authorities and Climate Change

Recently, I realized that one of the reasons why it is so interesting to focus on energy and climate change issues is the incredibly complexity of issues, interconnections, and feedback patterns/cycles in these interactions. If one is serious in...

Posted February 9, 2010