Steve Hochstadt: Among voters, according to a poll in 2011, party affiliation also determines scientific belief: 80% of Democrats and 47% of Republicans say that warming has been occurring.
Soctt Peer: For a typical Los Angeles utility user, it turns out that using one watt continuously for one year costs about one dollar. Hence the “Buck A Watt” name.
Sharon Kyle: Reducing carbon emissions will not stabilize the climate, going carbon negative for a long time might. As long as we get power from fossil fuel-fired power plants we cannot even hope to have a stable climate.
Steven Hill: Mr. Obama isn’t delivering because he can’t deliver. The majorities needed for major policy changes are too high a threshold, even for someone with Mr. Obama’s political gifts.
Is a “cap and trade” system for managing U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide likely to be as successful as the sulfur dioxide “cap and trade” program established by the Clean Air Act of 1990? Most people familiar with the sulfur program agree that it has been a success. Yet plans to use the same kind […]
In recent generations, the test was the Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam, and maybe the Cold War. With polar bears drowning in open Arctic waters and evermore fearsome storms spinning out of warming oceans in every corner of the globe, it’s becoming apparent that our generation’s test could well be global warming. But given […]