Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz and EPA nominee Gina McCarthy represent President Obama’s temperamental tendency towards compromise.
While the environmental movement has made the Keystone XL pipeline a line in the sand for U.S. climate policy, the project itself will have little impact on carbon emissions and on climate change.
If we’re in a war to stop global warming, then we need to fight it on the beaches, the landing zones, and the carbon-spewing tar sands of Alberta.
REI chief Sally Jewell gets the nod to become President Obama’s next Interior Secretary. She’ll try to balance the department’s conservation and economic responsibilities.
“Ultimately we have a moral responsibility to the most innocent victims of adverse climate change.”
The success or failure of California’s carbon cap-and-trade experiment may well decide whether national or even international action on global warming ever becomes a reality.
A comprehensive climate bill, barring some kind of miracle, isn’t going to happen. So here’s what the President can do to ensure his actions match his words on global warming.
Last year was the hottest ever for the continental U.S. — and it wasn’t even close. Just in case you needed more evidence that the climate really is changing.
President Obama doesn’t talk about climate change anymore, except at rallies when he’s firing up his liberal base. But he’s probably done more to prevent it than anyone else on the planet.
Like a knight with my banners now bravely unfurled, I hurl down my gauntlet to thee, Aaron Sorkin, and your preposterous, sanctimonious, Man of La Mancha–quoting HBO drama Newsroom. And I basically agree with the show’s basic …
Ever since comprehensive climate legislation died of neglect in the U.S. Senate in 2010, environmentalists have looked to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to step in and save the day. According to the Supreme Court, the agency has the power—and the responsibility—to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act if the …
However you slice it, the scientific news has not been good on the pace of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. The weekend saw a pair of new studies that confirmed the fact that—far from curbing greenhouse gas emissions—we’re warming the atmosphere faster than ever, even as the slow-moving U.N. climate talks underway now at …
It’s always nice when political antagonists stop running nasty ads and work out a reasonable compromise. No, no, the insane debt-limit debate continues in Washington. But the insane gas-guzzler debate is over. On Friday, President Obama will announce a near-doubling of fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, and the Big …