Category Archives: Climate Change

Don’t miss out on $26 trillion of savings!

Externalized costs are like the magician’s other hand. A skilled magician knows how to keep attention away from where the action is really occurring, which is to say where the…

Arctic heat transformations

The great frozen (for now) expanse of the Arctic is both a linchpin of climate change and a signifier of the effects of climate change. For the latter, look to…

The heat is rising – as is fossil fuel’s toll on fresh water

May, June and July were the hottest on record for the continental United States. No surprise to those of us living here. From Joe Romm’s summation of NOAA’s report on…

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…