Category Archives: Climate Change

Hellishly hot, round two?

Peter Brannon, author of The Ends of the World, has taken another look at the fossil record for an article in The Atlantic. What he shows us is how very…

Vox goes deep on climate change

David Roberts of Vox is on a tear. His lengthy, data-filled pieces on climate change and energy provide nuance and context, and paint clear pictures of complicated issues. Here are…

Renewables are here: don’t build that bridge!

Vox’s David Roberts has a nice article about what the falling costs of renewable energy mean for the notion of using natural gas as a “bridge” from coal and oil…

Reflecting on James Hansen

We have reached the 30 year mark of James Hansen’s landmark testimony to Congress about climate change. There’s been a lot of coverage about how strikingly accurate Hansen’s projections were….

Washington state closes in on carbon pricing

If, as they say, good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment, Washington state has been steadily improving its judgment in the area of carbon pricing legislation….

Droughts muddy clean energy picture in California

Renewable electricity generation is booming in California. Renewables periodically provide over 70 percent of the electricity on the state’s grid. Yet in February and March carbon emissions associated with generating…

Gina McCarthy says don’t get down, get out there

Obama EPA head Gina McCarthy says she’s mad about what Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump are doing to the agency she once ran, but she’s not letting it get her…

Renewable energy can still lead the way

Three recent developments show that it’s not too late for renewable energy to be our main route to keeping global warming below 2° C. A paper in Nature Climate Change…

The temperature of climate change inequality, part two

We got another lesson in warming-equals-volatility this week. A climate model reported in a paper in Science Advances shows that southern hemisphere countries, particularly those in Amazonia and Southern Africa,…

Health arguments bolster climate litigation

Litigation is a key component of movements for social and political change. Climate change activists have begun to ramp up their use of the courts, most notably Juliana v. U.S.,…