Tagged: Climate Progress

It’s Global Warming, Stupid: telling it like it is in post-Sandy USA - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 02, 2012

Sandy was an astonishing storm1. Bloomberg Businessweek has taken the opportunity to state the obvious and create one of the great magazine covers to sell the story2. It’s worth reading the magazine’s coverage3 because the usual suspects are out there trying to deny the undeniable. Sandy was a storm made worse by the fact of [...] … Read More

Asking the hard questions - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 17, 2012

I watched TVNZ’s Q+A on Sunday with dismay.  Phil Heatley, the Minister of Energy and Resources, was interviewed about the New Zealand government’s intention to increase oil, gas and coal exploration and mining. The emphasis of the interview was on the environmental issues, yet not a word was said about greenhouse gases or climate change. [...] … Read More

The Bast Effect: summertime in wintertime - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 18, 2012

Forget the Gore Effect1, Chicago — and much of the eastern half of the continental USA — is now experiencing the Bast Effect — a record March heatwave in the Heartland of climate denial. The figures for this heatwave are truly extraordinary. Here’s Jeff Masters: For the third consecutive day, Chicago, Illinois hit their warmest [...] … Read More

A mad deal in Durban - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 11, 2011

Let’s revisit that cold war phrase: mutually assured destruction. Fifty years ago, MAD meant that in the event of conflict the USA and USSR could and would ensure the total annihilation of the other, thus ensuring what Wikipedia rather tamely describes as “a tense but stable global peace”. Having lived through those years, the tension [...] … Read More

The promise of renewables - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Nov 04, 2011

No sooner had I finished reviewing Fools Rule, which recounts the determination of many nations to carry on with the further discovery and exploitation of fossil fuels in blunt defiance of the warnings of science, than I read Fred Pearce’s article in Yale Environment 360 detailing how the world is in fact burning more and [...] … Read More

Time loves a hero - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 30, 2009

“I used to be very frustrated. But the blog keeps my blood pressure down.” Joseph Romm, quoted in Time Magazine’s article naming him as one of their Heroes of the Environment 2009. His blog Climate Progress doesn’t read like a blood pressure-lowering exercise. Every day brings several fresh and vigorous posts cheering on those working to [...] … Read More