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Obama, FDR and Executive Powers

Richard Moe | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Richard Moe

Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to the presidency from very different worlds and with very different temperaments, but they shared one defining trait: When the country was at risk and the Congress failed to act, the very cerebral Obama and the politically intuitive FDR both reached for and employed the executive powers inherent in the office to deal forcefully with the threats.

The Time for a Polite Green Revolution Has Passed

Petra Bartosiewicz | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Petra Bartosiewicz

For the green groups who spent the last term pursuing a failed insider strategy of compromises, the focus going forward should mobilizing the public. For President Obama, the task is to go beyond rhetoric and make the heroic choices for real change.

Where Science Meets Politics

Peter Bjerregaard | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Peter Bjerregaard

It probably doesn't come as a surprise that political action often lacks behind scientific recommendations, but it should inspire reflection when scientists consider the lack of communication between the scientific community and politicians to be one of the most pressing issues of this century.

Go Green, Vote Blue

Alex Palombo | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green
Alex Palombo

I argue that President Obama has made a more concerted effort to include environmentally friendly policies into his platform than Governor Romney has -- and he's done so by linking the environment to our economy.

Cara Santa Maria

A Real Conversation About Climate Change | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green

As the Senior Science Correspondent for The Huffington Post, I'm occasionally asked to appear on internet and television shows representing a scientif...

Past Time to Stop Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

What do greenhouse gases have to do with our children's health? Lots, it turns out. None of it good. Parents have to make our voices heard. No one cares more about our children. Let Congress know that we want strong regulation of greenhouse gas pollution.

On Climate Messaging, the Devil Is in the Details

Mike Bellamente | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Mike Bellamente

If climate change is humanity's greatest challenge, a close second must be uniting people around the common goal of overcoming it.

Food Science, Climate Science and Politics

Chris Ladd | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green
Chris Ladd

If the fix for climate change was as simple as changing a light bulb then the disagreements over these details might not matter much. However, we're being asked to undertake the wholesale re-engineering of the entire global political and economic order.

The Generals Know Best

Edward Flattau | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Some of our politicians consider global warming a hoax. Our military leaders consider global warming a threat to national security.

We Need to Raise the Ecological Debt Ceiling

Steve Hallett and John Wright | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Steve Hallett and John Wright

The recent "end-of-the-world" hysteria raised by political wrangling surrounding the U.S. government's debt ceiling -- should be a wake-up call that we all owe more than just financial debt: there is an ecological debt to pay.

Resolving the Global Warming Paradox

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

With global warming, the world is asking America to take charge. But riven by division, we seem intent on making a mockery of ourselves. Is it not time that passion subside and this matter be laid to rest?

Climate Politics and Copenhagen

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

This week, the spotlight of the 24-7, web based global media on steroids has shifted some of its attention from Tiger Woods to the climate negotiations in Copenhagen. There is a broad consensus about the need for reductions in the emissions that cause global warming.