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Lots Of Countries Have Passed Climate Bills, But The U.S. Is Still Behind The Times | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There now exist nearly 500 climate-related laws in 66 different countries, according to a report released Thursday. The report comes ...

Kate Sheppard

With Waxman's Retirement, Environmental Groups Will Lose A Key Ally In The House | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After 20 terms in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits. And with his retirement, environ...

Can We Solve the Climate Crisis If We Don't Solve the Democracy Crisis?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Given the domination of our political system by big money in this post-Citizens United world, the question is whether it will be possible for the U.S. government to take the large-scale political actions that are necessary to address climate change.

All's Not Quiet on the U.S. Climate Change Front

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Environmental Protection Agency is on the march, while U.S. senators prepare a flanking attack. Lots of Ameri...

Blame It on Sunspots

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

Every year seems to furnish us with more and more graphic images of climate change. And yet, other than the temporary reprieve we got during the world's deepest post-war recession, there seems to be no let-up in the growth of carbon emissions.

Here Comes Some Old Fashioned Command and Control Climate Regulation

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The air Americans breathe today, while far from perfect, is far cleaner than it would have been without EPA's expertise in developing and enforcing regulations. Much of our water is cleaner too.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Forests Are New Coal in House and Senate Climate Bills

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

At least 30 million acres of America's forests could be cut down and used for fuel at US power plants if renewable fuels and biomass provisions of current Congressional climate and energy proposals aren't radically revised.

Waking America From the BP Nightmare

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

BP's spill safety response plans include references to protecting walruses, which have not called the Gulf of Mexico home for 3 million years. The American people deserve oil safety plans that are ironclad and not boilerplate.

Climate Change Plan B

Daniel C. Esty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel C. Esty

Cap and trade has proved infeasible. But it remains critical to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions. We need to do it right this time. Let's avoid complexity and adopt a straightforward carbon charge.

Climate and Energy Politics and the Mid-Term Elections

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

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.

Obama's Second Chance on the Predominant Moral Issue of This Century

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

This is not the 17th century, when "beliefs" trumped science, forcing Galileo to recant his understanding of the solar system. The president should unequivocally support the climate science community.

Fix or Ditch Kerry Lieberman Global Warming Bill

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kieschnick

Some politicians and environmental organizations are using the Gulf Coast tragedy to push for passage of this flawed bill. To hear their arguments, you'd think the bill adds important safeguards and limits to offshore drilling.

Mitt Romney's Fuzzy Math on Clean Energy Legislation

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

Romney, and the other opponents of clean energy legislation, are now claiming it will cost $1,761 per household. But the actual household costs are predicted to be about a postage stamp a day.

The Real Climate Choice Before Congress: Cap and Trade or Command and Control?

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

EPA's proposal to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants is a hacksaw, when the Obama Administration would rather operate with a scalpel.

Climate Change Threatens Our National Security

Ginna Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

Climate change threatens our national security in two ways. First, U.S. dependence on oil entangles America with hostile regimes. Second, climate change creates chaos, tension, and human insecurity.

Going To Copenhagen Empty-Handed

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Reich

There's no way between now and Copenhagen that Obama can get a strong climate bill through Congress. So here's my suggestion.

Palin: Birthing Global Warming Denial

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

The right-wing misinformation machine is in full swing. And that machine doesn't have its final cylinder cranking until Sarah Palin jumps into the fray, which she did today in a mistake-riddled, anti-clean energy op-ed.

Climate Cover-Up: Blockbuster New Book Exposes Anatomy of Denial

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Biggers

In the end, unfolding like a chilling and disturbing thriller, Climate Cover-Up is about one of the greatest campaigns of misinformation in our time.

Report From Copenhagen

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Diana DeGette

It is almost certain that the final binding deal will not be reached in Copenhagen, but we have every reason to believe that we are moving in the right direction.

Global Warming Debate Gets Strange

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Someone tell me ... which is the real environmental news and which is fake?

Tell Your Senators to Save Our National Parks From Global Warming

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Glacier National Park could lose all its glaciers, Joshua Tree National Park all its Joshua trees and Saguaro National Park all its saguaros, according to a new report on climate change from NRDC.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Osborne

Nontroversy feeds on empty, twisted brains. In this case, a general unfamiliarity with the language of scientific banter allows the "climategate" nontroversy to overwhelm the consensus on global warming.

Necessary But Not Sufficient: Congress' Climate Bill

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

The planet's survival relies partly on a climate bill but mostly on continued grassroots assault on coal plants and other offenders, plus disruptive clean technologies to take our markets by storm.

Copenhagen Climate Change Marathon: Leaders and Lawmakers Negotiate in the Final Hours

May Jeong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
May Jeong

The Copenhagen game of tag-in-the-dark enters its eleventh hour. With over 100 heads of states arriving in the next hours, negotiators are gearing up for the last miles of this two week marathon.