Mark Hertsgaard (markhertsgaard.com), a fellow of New America Foundation and a co-founder of the group Climate Parents, is The Nation's environment correspondent. He has covered climate change for twenty years and is the author of six books, including, most recently, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.
Though the G-8 leaders should subsidize zero-carbon
energy sources, they should resist Bush's advocacy of nuclear energy.
Absent George W. Bush's undergoing a conversion like St. Paul's on the road to Damascus, there probably won't be much good environmental news out of Washington in Bush's second term.
America's environmental movement has failed and should die as soon as possible so something better can take its place.
Every once in a while
there is good news in this troubled world, and the choice of Kenyan
environmentalist Wangari Maathai as this year's Nobel Peace
Prizewinner is one such moment.
In the 1960s John F. Kennedy inspired America with his pledge to put a man on the moon in ten years. Now, John F.
Ronald Reagan lived a charmed life in many respects, none more so than in his relationship with the news media.
Every December for the past nineteen years, marchers in Bhopal, India,
have paraded an effigy of Warren Anderson through town and burned it.
Anderson is despised because he was the CEO of Union
On the morning of September 11, 2001, after the second plane hit the World Trade Center and it was clear that the nation was under attack, US authorities issued an emergency alert, grounding air
George W. Bush may not know it, but one influential part of his government is finally taking global climate change seriously.
"The environment is probably the single issue on which Republicans in general--and President Bush in particular--are most vulnerable." So asserted Frank Luntz, a leading Republican pollster, last