Category Archives: Commentary

Fighting the Wrong Adversary on Global Warming

Are climate skeptics paid undue attention and given too much credit for their efforts? Or are they merely convenient scapegoats?

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Is Democracy Failing the Planet? Or Are We Failing To Be Democratic?

The issue of the suitability — or unsuitability — of democratic systems for tackling issues such as global climate change is not a new one. But does the remedy lie in scrapping democracy, in strengthening democratic practices, or in removing [...]

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Can Journalists Better Capture the Nuances of Climate Science?

Deadline reporting on new climate research is fraught with institutional challenges.

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Climate Standoff with No End in Sight

On the eve of the latest round of UN-led climate talks in Durban, there is scuttlebutt that no real agreement is possible before 2020.

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Does the Climate Movement Need a ‘Shock Doctrine’?

Naomi Klein, writing in The Nation, pens a sweeping manifesto for action that is sure to shake up the climate debate — for better or worse.

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Climate Doomsday Clock Winding Down

Time is running out to avert ‘dangerous’ climate change, says the IEA. But are deadlines and temperature targets too arbitrary?

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Might Global Warming Heat Up the 2012 Presidential Campaign?

Imagine this: Climate change might actually become an election year issue to reckon with.

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