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  • Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may...

    March 13, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Fact-Checking the Global Warming Deniers

    Fact-Checking the Global Warming Deniers | ARTICLE

    1. There's more ice in Antarctica than ever. The past few years have seen an expansion of Antarctica's coastal ice sheets – a byproduct, ironically, of climate change, which has brought increased snow and rainfall to...

    September 12, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • Global Warming Is Very Real

    Global Warming Is Very Real | ARTICLE

    On September 27th, a group of international scientists associated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will gather in an old brick brewery in...

    September 12, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • Goodbye, Miami

    Goodbye, Miami | ARTICLE

    When the water receded after Hurricane Milo of 2030, there was a foot of sand covering the famous bow-tie floor in the lobby of...

    June 20, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Al Gore's Grim Prophecy

    Al Gore's Grim Prophecy | ARTICLE

    Al Gore has grown since the last time you saw him. His chest is bigger, his bank account is bigger, his vision is bigger....

    February 28, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • Obama's Climate Challenge

    Obama's Climate Challenge | ARTICLE

    Among all the tests President Obama faced in his first term, his biggest failure was climate change. After promising in 2008 that his presidency...

    January 17, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • Forecasting Denial: Why Are TV Weathercasters Ignoring Climate Change?

    Forecasting Denial: Why Are TV Weathercasters Ignoring Climate Change? | ARTICLE

    It's been a busy year for TV weathercasters: July was the hottest month ever recorded in the United States, unprecedented wildfires scorched the West, the worst drought in 50 years parched two-thirds of the...

    December 5, 2012 4:30 PM ET
  • What Obama Must Do Now for the Environment

    What Obama Must Do Now for the Environment | ARTICLE

    President Obama is in no danger of being judged by history as an eco-radical. Yes, in his first term, he increased fuel efficiency standards for vehicles, boosted wind and solar power and finalized rules to limit...

    November 28, 2012 4:20 PM ET
  • What President Obama Should Have Said About High Gas Prices

    What President Obama Should Have Said About High Gas Prices | ARTICLE

    It's somehow fitting that the only question about energy in the presidential debates so far this year came from a 52-year-old registered Republican and owner of a Long Island strip club. About 20 minutes into...

    October 19, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • How Big Coal Keeps America Stupid

    How Big Coal Keeps America Stupid | BLOG ENTRY

    The New York Times has a good piece today about the $153 million ad blitz the fossil fuel industry is running to oust President Obama.  The Times points out that this is a big change from...

    September 14, 2012 2:08 PM ET
  • Mitt Romney's Disastrous Energy Plan

    Mitt Romney's Disastrous Energy Plan | ARTICLE

    The smirk appeared on Mitt Romney's face near the end of his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. President Obama, he said, had "promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans" and to "heal...

    September 14, 2012 10:15 AM ET
  • Keystone Moves North, Where Big Oil Is Losing

    Keystone Moves North, Where Big Oil Is Losing | ARTICLE

    When president Obama halted the Keystone XL pipeline last January, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper revved up an alternative scheme to deliver oil from the tar sands of northern Alberta to the international market: Sell the oil...

    August 2, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • James Howard Kunstler on Why Technology Won't Save Us

    James Howard Kunstler on Why Technology Won't Save Us | BLOG ENTRY

    James Howard Kunstler is a novelist and critic who made his name trashing suburbia.  The Geography of Nowhere, published in 1994, is a wildly entertaining rant against strip malls, fast food, and America’s "happy motoring utopia." ...

    July 12, 2012 1:50 PM ET
  • Rep. Fred Upton<br><em>Republican, Michigan</em>

    Rep. Fred Upton<br><em>Republican, Michigan</em> | LIST ENTRY

    When Upton was named chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee in December, climate activists breathed a sigh of relief. At least the two other frontrunners — Joe Barton, a longtime shill for the oil...

    July 5, 2012 3:23 PM ET
  • Rupert Murdoch<br><em>CEO, News Corporation</em>

    Rupert Murdoch<br><em>CEO, News Corporation</em> | LIST ENTRY

    No one does more to spread dangerous disinformation about global warming than Murdoch. In a year of rec­ord heat waves in Africa, freak snowstorms in America and epic flooding in Pakistan, the Fox network continued to dismiss...

    July 5, 2012 1:12 PM ET
  • Charles and David Koch<br><em>CEO and Executive VP, Koch Industries</em>

    Charles and David Koch<br><em>CEO and Executive VP, Koch Industries</em> | LIST ENTRY

    With a combined worth of $43 billion, these two aging, archconservative brothers are America's leading funders of the climate-disinformation machine. By perpetuating the use of fossil fuels, they in turn fuel their sprawling empire of oil refineries...

    July 5, 2012 1:12 PM ET
  • Sarah Palin <br><em>Retired half-term governor, Alaska</em>

    Sarah Palin <br><em>Retired half-term governor, Alaska</em> | LIST ENTRY

    No state suffers more from global warming than Alaska, where glaciers are already melting, methane is bubbling up through the permafrost, and animals are being forced to alter their migration patterns. Yet Palin, the host of Sarah...

    July 5, 2012 1:12 PM ET
  • Gregory Boyce CEO, <br><em>Peabody Energy</em>

    Gregory Boyce CEO, <br><em>Peabody Energy</em> | LIST ENTRY

    There's no better example of how capitalism profits from overheating the planet than Boyce. As head of the world's largest publicly held coal company, Boyce is the darling of Wall Street, beloved for his crisp management style,...

    July 5, 2012 1:12 PM ET
  • Tom Donahue<br><em>President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce</em>

    Tom Donahue<br><em>President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce</em> | LIST ENTRY

    Donahue likes to call his organization "the voice of business." But under his leadership, the Chamber has become the voice of big polluters like ExxonMobil and the American Petroleum Institute. "The main purpose of the Chamber," says...

    July 5, 2012 1:12 PM ET
  • Rex Tillerson<br> <em>CEO, ExxonMobil</em>

    Rex Tillerson<br> <em>CEO, ExxonMobil</em> | LIST ENTRY

    As the world's biggest carbon polluter — its oil spews an estimated 1 trillion pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere each year — ExxonMobil has the most at stake in the battle over climate legislation. In a sharp...

    July 5, 2012 1:12 PM ET
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