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Rep. Ed Markey makes bid for ranking spot on Natural Resources Committee

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. There's been a lot of jockeying around House committee assignments since the midterms. Republicans are at ...

China's top-down energy gigantism and a bottom-up American alternative

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. James Fallows has a gracious reply to my earlier post on his Atlantic cover story. This is the gist: The...

So what's EPA up to with its CO2 regulations?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. Ever since EPA announced its plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from "stationary sources" (power plan...

On habits and how to change them

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. This week I'm at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference in Sacramento, Calif. Climate hawks a...

Changing behavior: it ain't easy

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. I wrote yesterday about the role of habit in human institutions and culture and the futility of trying to...

Rejecting free savings out of sheer dumbness: common!

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. Grist readers are familiar with the work of social psychologist Robert Cialdini (I've written about his wo...

Time for climate hawks to take to the hills?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. What's the path forward for those who support a robust response to the danger of rising greenhouse emissi...

House Republicans battle over committees, reinforce orthodoxy

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. If you're not following the internecine warfare among House Republicans, you should tune in. It's a remar...

Behavior change causes changes in beliefs, not vice versa

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. There's always been an obsession among climate hawks with polls that measure public acceptance of climate...

Taxing Carbon As Part of Responsible, Progressive Fiscal Policy

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Despite conservative hysteria about the effects of a carbon price on the economy, the fact is that the amounts of money in question aren't that big in the context of the federal budget, much less the U.S. economy.

Back to the Bush Leagues on Arctic Drilling?

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

In the Arctic waters surrounding Alaska, George W. Bush is still president, but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has the chance to inaugurate a new regime.

Sabotage in Senate Over Climate Change

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Today, as world leaders, led by President Obama, struggled deep into the night on a plan to fight climate change, a handful of U.S. senators at home w...