When it comes to stabilizing the Earth's climate, half-measures that please the oil industry won't cut it. With time running out before we hit disastrous tipping points, we may only get one crack at a solution.
If only we dodged the Joe Biden bullet. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....
Because President Obama will be focusing on jobs and the economy between now and November, climate and energy legislation will only gain traction as part of an economic initiative to create jobs.
Recently authorities uncovered a DVD from the attic of imprisoned Ponzi scheme millionaire Bernie Madoff's family mansion in Montauk, Long Island that captures the family's last Seder together.
Lately I haven't been able to stop myself from reflecting upon the many wonderful life lessons I've learned from watching 24. Here are but ten of them:
I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.
Health care Reforms' passage also clears the way for the Senate to take up climate and they are thankfully wasting no time.
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If we hope to create new, domestic clean energy industries, reduce our dependence on oil and address climate change, we need to price carbon and we need to do it soon.
Is that the media's job? To invent scenarios that are for the most part implausible just to give them the excuse to have another ten minute panel discussion?
Climate legislation can't do what health care reform did; the Democrats no longer have 60 votes. If Republicans maintain their extraordinary party unity and blanket opposition, no more major bills can pass at all.
At least in the short term, we should think of carbon pricing as a funding mechanism for clean energy policies. It's a form of responsible budgeting: nothing more, nothing less.
By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday...
According to leaked reports on Wednesday, the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman draft of the climate bill would gut the Clean Air Act and over-ride existing state laws that provide critical environmental protections.
Left unchecked, tropical deforestation will cost the U.S. agriculture, ranching, and timber industries more than $100 billion between now and 2030.
This is a terrible political climate to insist that there must be a vote on climate change legislation. Anything that could get a supermajority would be a terrible bill.