Category Archives: Politics

The Gay-Rights Playbook: How to Fight Climate Change Now

How can climate warriors build an unstoppable social movement — and avoid a global catastrophe? Lisa Bennett sees seven lessons from the struggle for marriage equality.


Countering the CO2 Is Good For Us Meme

Uprooting the ‘Carbon Dioxide Is Plant Food’ Argument

Two very different pictures of CO2 are again contending in the media. Reconciling these conflicting images remains a challenge in communicating climate change, but effective use of satire may be part of the solution.


The President as Communicator: How Obama Delivered His Climate Policies

The President, in his climate change speech, hit the right notes but didn’t connect them in a memorable tune. He left that communications task to his supporters.


Will More Conservatives Experience an ‘R Street’ or Bob Inglis ‘Metamorphosis’?

Some conservative interests are seeking a climate change ‘silver bullet’ attractive to their ranks and to their economic and political philosophies. An upstart Heartland Institute spin-off and a former South Carolina congressman are among those trying to show the way.


Markey's U.S. Senate Victory

Climate Change is Context, but Not Decisive in Special Senate Election

Climate change lessons to be drawn from Markey’s victory are vague and unclear, as climate/elections focus now shifts to Virginia gubernatorial campaign involving Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.


Budget ‘Sequestration’ and Climate Change: The Looming Reality of Less Science

Don’t look now, but the much ballyhooed budget ‘sequestration’ shenanigans under way in the Nation’s Capital are beginning to have some pretty sobering effects on the nation’s climate change science efforts. Round and round, but where it goes … nobody [...]


Obama’s Climate Change Bully Pulpit … Muted? Unplugged? MIA?

The silence from the White House and the President on climate change is deafening, leaving observers beyond the inner sanctum to only wonder what, if anything, is really happening. Or might happen next. Or not at all.


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