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As we watch the new GOP-controlled Congress clash over the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s rather depressing to realize that this is just the beginning of the pitched, drag-out battles to come over climate
change in the next two years.
After weeks of unusually robust debate, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation to expedite construction of the massive Keystone XL pipeline, brushing aside President Obama`s threat to veto the measure.
Passage secured not only a top ...
The long and tangled history of U.S. climate politics
got a new chapter this week, as the U.S. Senate today finished work on a bill that would force the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude from ...
Dot Earth - New York Times blogenergyA Climate
Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from Road MapsBy Andrew C. Revkin January 27, 2015 5:24 pm January 27, 2015 5:24 pm Email Share Tweet ...
Economics has long been nicknamed the dismal science, and climate
economics can really pile on the gloom and doom. Basically, when individuals act rationally and self-interestedly, in an unrestrained market economy, we pollute the planet to the ...
When it comes to energy and climate politics
, things are heating up on the Senate floor.
Debate over amendments to the Senate bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline forced Republicans to put their views on climate
change on the record ...
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that`s much too gloomy.
The US advocacy ...
Oh no-no-no, says half the Senate. Forty-nine senators (full list here) voted on Wednesday against an amendment that said climate
change is happening and, crucially, that it's actually-for-real caused by human emissions.
That's something ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views because of an ongoing review by the State Department.
"We have ...
The words we use matter in climate
change adaptation | Southern Fried Science Southern Fried Science 706 words * 3~5 min read The words we use matter in climate
In 2012, North Carolina outlawed climate
Through three-plus decades of reporting, I’ve been seeking ways to better mesh humanity’s infinite aspirations with life on a finite planet. (Do this Google search — “infinite aspirations” “finite planet” Revkin – to get the idea. Also read the ...
West Virginia joined 25 other states several years ago to help develop a set of standards for teaching science across the United States. Among other topics, the standards acknowledge the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate
change is ...
There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood leads on to fortune.?Omitted, all the voyage of their life?Is bound in shallows and in miseries.?On such a full sea are we now afloat,?And we must take the current ...
Congressional Republicans and Nebraska's Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a reluctant President Barack Obama.
Obama is so loath to make the call that deliberations have entered their sixth ...
At the end of last year, with most of his colleagues stuck in Washington for an important Senate session on a Saturday, Sen. James M. Inhofe was in Tulsa getting spurs fastened onto a pair of boots.
“They’re ostrich,” said Inhofe ...
Energy and climate
change secretary Ed Davey has revealed that the UK will be seeking a legally binding climate
change agreement at negotiations later this year. However, he has also voiced concerns that the deal will not go far enough to avert ...
Back in September 2008, when a Canadian company first sought U.S. approval to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the United States was the world's third largest oil producer and crude oil prices hovered around $105 per barrel.
At that time, ...
For the president in any democracy, compromises are often necessary in assembling a cabinet that satisfies a range of constituencies. But even with that in mind, it’s really hard to understand how President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, who has ...
Many are familiar with Pope Francis' love for the poor and his commitment to a simple lifestyle, but did you know that he is also a devoted activist for climate
change awareness and a passionate environmentalist?
In fact, the leader of ...
A new global climate
deal expected to be agreed in Paris at the end of this year will not be ambitious enough to prevent dangerous temperature rises, energy secretary Ed Davey has warned.
Mr Davey, who admitted it was “quite likely” he ...
Innovation in firefighting methods only go so far. To keep up with climate
change and more extreme fires, we need a larger, more professional fire service – and a change of attitude
Right now it’s the Adelaide Hills. In 2013 it was the ...
debate has descended into an ideological battle of Left versus Right, with parties of the Left taking ownership of the moral necessity for climate
action. It need not be so, writes Dale Hughes.
I'm a Liberal voter and I'm ...
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
Groups that support teaching students about the evidence showing that humans are contributing to a global rise in temperatures are speaking out against West Virginia’s changes to the state’s new K-12 science education standards.
At the ...
SCIENTISTS have often been accused of exaggerating the threat of climate
change, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that they ought to be more emphatic about the risk. The year just concluded is about to be declared the hottest one on record, ...