A letter to John Kerry on the Keystone pipeline and civil disorder..
Archive for the ‘Energy and Environment’ Category
The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it wants to change US food aid rules to allow for more “local procurement” of food aid in the countries that need it. Predictably, the special interests are aghast. But the administration is right: current food aid rules are among the most egregious special interest legislation in the world [...]
An experimental apartment block in Hamburg heated by a skin of algae.
The endless GOP hostage theatre over US budgets succeeds in one of its main purposes: to distract attention from issues that matter. Like the race against the clock to avoid complete climate breakdown. We already have the trailers. So here comes a fat Victorian-novel style doorstopper weekend post with as many nutritious links as a [...]
Kevin Drum responds to comments: the evidence is solid, but we need more science and a real benefit-cost analysis.
A high-return investment in smarter people and lower crime.
“Cliff” speech mentions immigration, global warming, infrastructure, and gun violence.
Watch Dust Bowl tonight on PBS. Talk about it with your friends, too.
Economically sensible and politically bulletproof once it passes: what’s not to like?
Now that the election is over, I will start to blog again. Sandy has focused attention on climate change mitigation efforts. Let’s not forget the politics of carbon mitigation voting. Read my co-authored 2012 paper on carbon voting, and let me know how you plan to build a carbon mitigation majority coalition. [...]