Climate change compendium: three years of climate coverage in one post

This post is a chronological compilation of news and opinion on our ever-worsening climate calamity. To set the stage, watch this video: 131 years of global warming in 26 seconds Then read this essential piece explaining why the climate story is beyond anything the...

Treehuggers invade the US military

Part of the subtext of rightwing anti-environmentalism is that worrying about the planet betrays “softness,” that it’s the domain of “weak” liberals. Which is why Democrats often feel compelled to couch the climate issue in energy...

Ryan Lizza’s thorough look at the climate legislation mess

This is a lengthy and valuable piece for anyone wondering why and how we’re letting down future generations. Key excerpts follow: On April 20, 2010, Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, and Joseph Lieberman, along with three aides, visited Rahm Emanuel,...

GOP “Pledge” in the Age of Denial

David Corn has an excellent post on the GOP’s new pledge: The House Republicans on Thursday released a manifesto outlining what they intend to do should they triumph in the coming congressional elections. The glossy document, which is adorned with photographs of...

A dreadful year for environmentalists

This has been a dreadful year for environmentalists — and for the environment. Climate deniers are winning the public opinion battle, even though evidence of warming is piling up astonishingly and alarmingly fast. A historic oil spill that could have spurred...