Blogs Commentary

The Issue of Population is More Than a Little Radioactive

  • Published: May 23rd, 2012

Earth’s booming human population is at the root of just about every environmental crisis that threatens the natural world.

Long-Range Ice Forecast: Things Could Get Very Grim

  • Published: May 14th, 2012

The likely increase in sea level by 2100 now stands at 3 feet, with worst-case scenarios going as high as 6 feet.

Heartland Institute Jumps the Shark

  • Published: May 4th, 2012

A heartless 24-hour campaign by The Heartland Institute equates climate scientists, activists with the Unabomber.

After Fukushima Nuclear Crisis, U.S. Flying Blind

  • Published: May 2nd, 2012

Sea level rise and storm-driven waves could overcome flood defenses of coastal nuclear plants & energy facilities.

Listen to the Skeptics! Except When They Talk Nonsense

  • Published: Apr 30th, 2012

We should listen to the criticisms of climate skeptics — but not when they’re talking complete nonsense.

42 Years Later, Do We Suffer Green Fatigue on Earth Day?

  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2012

In short, the nation’s environmental consciousness really began to coalesce in 1970, focusing Americans’ attention.

If A Tree Falls in the Senate, Will Anyone Hear Sea Rise?

  • Published: Apr 20th, 2012

At Thursday's Senate hearing, it was made painfully clear that climate change isn’t high on the legislative agenda

Forget the Warm Winter: Let’s Talk About the Cold

  • Published: Apr 16th, 2012

If next March is unusually cold, we’re going to have stories explaining how it's also consistent with climate change.