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Entries by David Roberts from 04/2007

Supreme Court Rules Against Bush Admin in Global Warming Case

| Posted 04.02.2007 | Politics
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No one stands with Bush -- not Congress, not the business community, not the religious community, not the public at large, not the courts.

'Climate change': Too Big and Too Little

| Posted 04.03.2007 | Politics
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"Fight climate change" is clinical, narrow, and negative. "Remake the world" is inspiring, encompassing, and positive. That's a story a generation can tell about itself.

What If Coal is Running Out Too?

| Posted 04.03.2007 | Politics
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After we cross the peak, coal energy will get inexorably more and more expensive, until it costs more to get the coal than it pays to burn it.

Breaking: Automaker Suit Against Calif. Greenhouse-Gas Regulations May Be Dismissed as Early as this Afternoon (Wed.)

| Posted 04.04.2007 | Business
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It would be the automakers' worst nightmare: CAFE standards or no CAFE standards, state air-pollution standards would force them to start making fuel-efficient vehicles.

The Global Problematique

| Posted 04.05.2007 | Politics
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The global prosperity explosion of the last few centuries has largely been driven by cheap fossil fuels, and cheap fossil fuels will be a thing of the past within the century.

Population

| Posted 04.11.2007 | Huffington Post

We human beings need to vastly reduce both our per-capita and our aggregate environmental footprint. That almost certainly means scaling human population back from the 9 billion or so.

Step It Up

| Posted 04.14.2007 | Politics
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Today, despite almost universally crappy weather, there were (and are) over 1,300 separate events and protests going on across the country under the banner of Step It Up.

Jim Sims and the 'clean coal' PR push

| Posted 04.17.2007 | Business
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grist.orgYesterday I wrote about an energy conference in Utah at which Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer enthusiastically shilled for coal and demanded mo...

Converts and heretics

| Posted 04.19.2007 | Politics
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grist.orgArnold Schwarzenegger is being offered up as an eco-hero, so naturally some folks in the green movement rush to point out that it's all a bi...

Gore Campaign Staff Gathering?

| Posted 04.22.2007 | Huffington Post

I'll wager this story says very little about Gore's intentions, but it may say something about his past staff and current politics.

B.C. joins Schwarzenegger's West Coast climate coalition

| Posted 04.26.2007 | Business
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grist.orgBritish Columbia has joined Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Western Regional Climate Action Initiative, which is meant ... ... to id...

Today in Big Coal

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Politics
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grist.orgThe WSJ has a story today about the high hopes riding on the few large-scale carbon-capture demonstration projects under construction. The en...

Richard Lindzen: Exxon is Principled; School Teachers are Like Hitler

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Politics
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Climate skeptics love citing MIT prof Richard Lindzen, probably because, well, there aren't many other semi-legitimate skeptics left to cite. But lately, it seems like Lindzen is more and more openly losing his cool.