December, 2012

What Just Happened

What Just Happened

President Obama likes to greet his supporters with this headline. So, what happened during his first term on climate policy? Just after the Presidential election last November, I joined a press briefing by an environmental journalist. Given how little news coverage climate change received during the Great Recession, I wasn’t expecting much. But Americans actually […]

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What Do We Have to Share?

What Do We Have to Share?

Looking past ideology, perhaps conservatives and liberals have more in common than we usually think. I recently heard two inspired talks about shifting from fossil fuels to clean energy sources, but it was the circumstances of the presentations that really got my attention. In a plenary at the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change conference, the […]

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The Climate Moment

The Climate Moment

The election is over. Now, the President needs to hear from you. If not for the Louisiana Purchase, and the ensuing fight over whether new states would join the union as free or slave, how long would have slavery persisted in our country? But for the Cuban Missile Crisis, when would the superpowers have moved […]

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