Scott Peer: A large block of the public that might oppose coal power due to the cancers it causes is now silent because they feel that coal is wrongly blamed for climate change.
Walter Moss: Little mentioned in the Paris Agreement, but a major cause of global warming is another deeply ingrained habit that will be difficult to change, and that is present-day meat-producing and meat-eating practices.
Mel Gurtov: You thought the battle over the Iran nuclear deal was a tough slog for Obama? Wait ‘til you see this one over climate-change policy.
Robert Burrowes: If you lobby elites to control our consumption for us by making changes in what (or how) they produce, you are asking them to violate the economic law of supply and demand.
Jack Rothman: People simply hold on to what they want to believe, despite a preponderance of contradictory factual information.
Walter Moss: There is little chance that any Republican nominee will put dealing with climate change at the center of his/her agenda, but we progressives should insure that at least the Democratic nominee does.
British daily’s campaign to prevent climate change raises bold questions about role of press advocacy he Guardian, the London daily that has risen from a respected but fringe player on the British political scene to a major transatlantic voice of liberal thought, did something notable and gutsy a few weeks ago, and just about nobody on […]
Steve Hochstadt: The Republicans in Congress, virtually all of whom publically deny that climate change is occurring, have just proposed a budget which cuts or reverses all the programs which might reduce the pace of warming.
John Peeler: When George Will extends this argument to the present, to argue that the climate change we are experiencing is also naturally caused, most people familiar with the contemporary climatological research would emphatically disagree.
Walter Moss: According to a 2013 “Conspiracy Theory Poll” conducted by a respected polling agency, “Republicans say global warming is a hoax by a 58-25 margin, Democrats disagree 11-77, and . . . . 61% of Romney voters believe global warming is a hoax.”
Adam Scow: When it comes to governance and real action the Governor is letting the oil and gas industry expand fracking and refineries that pollute our climate with more emissions of carbon dioxide and methane, worsening global warming and our climate crisis.
Steve Hochstadt: Why are those voters and politicians who don’t believe in the need to deal with climate change so overwhelmingly Republican? I think the answer is fear.
Walter Brasch: Residents of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate.