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In Defense of Peter Gleick

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On February 21, 2012
The legendary climate change scientist and brawler against denialists Peter Gleick is in some serious hot water because he has admitted to passing along the internal Heartland Institute documents that detail, among other things, the coordinated attempt by right-wingers to fight against anything that would stop climate change. Imaging yourself in Gleick’s position. You are […]

Cookstoves?

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On February 21, 2012

Climate-change villain and sociopath I’m not minimizing the fact that inefficient cookstoves in the developing world cause a lot of problems, including lung disease in the women who use them, de

The Future

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On December 4, 2011
Before I retire from teaching, I wonder if I’ll be able to teach a course called “Lost Environments,” where I tell students about what were once coastal ecosystems that are now under water because of our headlong rush into climate change? I can show lots of pictures of the Everglades and Bangladesh and Louisiana and […]
Elisabeth Rosenthal’s good piece in the Times on why climate change has fallen off the radar screen has received a couple of interesting follow-up posts, including from Plumer. He points to the Senate and the recession as the core reasons for our indifference, but I’m a bit skeptical. Senate rules as currently configured make it […]

Tar Sands Action

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On August 20, 2011

In what is being billed as the biggest act of climate change civil disobedience in history, a group of 70 environmental activists, including Bill McKibben and Dan Choi, are sitting-in near the White H

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