I have an article at Global Comment on fracking, expanding on some of the themes I’ve discussed here over the past few weeks. Regarding Andrew Cuomo’s appointment of leading environmentali
Again, I just have a really hard time understanding why we don’t trust the energy industry to look out for our best interests? In 2007, Berry Energy Inc. of Clarksburg began drilling a conventio
I have long had tremendous difficulty understanding the opposition of fossil fuel companies to new fuel technologies. For instance: The oil and gas industry gave astrophysicist Willie Soon more than $
Miners experienced awful conditions in the coal regions of West Virginia in the early 20th century. Coal companies ruled the region like a fiefdom. Impoverished workers had few connections with the ou
Good to see that a state judge has quashed the efforts of all-purpose winger Ken Cuccinelli to sue the climate scientist Michael Mann for the crime of practicing science. Unfortunately, while Mann can
Unconscionable. This makes me want to take a second look at Polly Higgins’ idea of prosecuting catastrophic corporate negligence at the International Criminal Court.
And by this I assume the report means all wars, not just inter-state wars, considering that the number for the latter is getting so small in historical terms that nearly everything is riskier. Accordi
Via Plumer, Stephen Dubner’s attempt to preempt the many critics of their global warming arguments contains two classic approaches: We have a chapter in SuperFreakonomics about global warming an