I have some sympathy for the much-ridiculed rapturists because it's not fun being called an "alarmist nutball." Fortunately, there's no reason to choose between science and faith when it comes to climate change.
For nearly half of the world's population, cooking at home is a deeply dangerous act. In fact, it poses one of the most serious health risks in the developing world, and it's a major threat to the environment.
Following Obama's energy speech a week ago, which set out a goal to cut U.S. oil imports by one-third within a decade, the administration unveiled more projects to bolster energy production -- both clean and dirty.
Transforming America's energy mix to be fueled by 80 percent clean sources by 2035 will undoubtedly be a significant challenge. How challenging it will be, exactly, depends partly on the way we define "clean energy."
The other day, USA Today ran an article reporting that 2010 had tied 2005 as the warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880. But what really caught my eye was who they chose to question the significance of the news.