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The climate votes last

Posted on November 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 4
For climate policy, the election was a mixed bag. For the climate itself, the observations remain unequivocal Yesterday's election results don't bode well for bold action on climate and energy ...
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Is this any way to fight climate change?

Posted on July 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 3
New York Times to readers: We need to keep banging our heads against the wall. So now it's official. As the New York Times put it in their lead editorial today: On ...
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Chutzpah in Copenhagen

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman. 2
President Obama talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a meeting in Copenhagen. It looks like it took some chutzpah on the part of President Obama to get ...

Climate talks grind to a halt

Posted on December 14th by Tom Yulsman. %
The demonstrations and arrests in Copenhagen raise the question of whether the conference is more theater than substance. With China, India and other developing nations boycotting the climate talks in ...
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Fewer Americans convinced global warming is real

Posted on October 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 5
The percentage of Americans who believe there is solid evidence that the Earth is warming dropped sharply during the past year, according to a poll released today by ...
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Al & Me

Posted on October 13th by Tom Yulsman. 8
[caption id="attachment_2107" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="That's me, asking Al Gore a question that he easily parried. (Photo: Anne Minard)"][/caption] I was the second reporter in line to ask Al Gore a ...
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Climate schizophrenia erupts at G-8 summit

Posted on July 8th by Tom Yulsman.
At the G-8 summit today, the world's major industrial nations agreed to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius — and simultaneously shot down failed to agree ...

Will we take the first, small step toward grappling with climate change today?

Posted on June 26th by Tom Yulsman. %
One way or another, history will likely be made today when the House of Representatives votes on the Waxman-Markey climate and energy legislation.  The bill may not be up to the ...
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Head-spinning complexities of cap-and-trade emerge in EPA report

Posted on June 25th by Tom Yulsman. %
In shorter run renewables don't grow under the plan — but nukes and coal do Nukes may be one winner in climate and energy legislation now being considered in the ...

If cap-and-trade is cheap, how does it stop climate change?

Posted on June 22nd by Tom Yulsman. 6
More flaws in the Waxman-Markey climate legislation emerge I've come back from vacation to find that the cap-and-trade debate rages on — today with Paul Krugman of the Times entering the ...

Theater of the absurd

Posted on May 21st by Tom Yulsman.

The cap-and-trade Animal House

Posted on May 20th by Tom Yulsman. 2
  Yesterday, my colleague and friend Keith Kloor posted an hysterical send up of some of the players in the climate debate. He pictures a "Democratic politician (Waxman-Markey) at the wheel ...
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Emerging climate policy: Rube Goldberg would be proud

Posted on May 12th by Tom Yulsman. 5
A Rube Goldberg device for brushing teeth — an analogue for cap-and-trade legislation now emerging from Congress?   Joe Romm was almost jumping up and down for joy in ...

Scientists ice global cooling dead enders

Posted on May 6th by Tom Yulsman. 6
Bloggers' claims are plain wrong, they say In all my years as a science journalist, and after reading probably thousands of scientific papers, I've never seen one that opened like this:  Anthropogenic ...