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"Vote Blue, Go Green" is the new slogan of Britain's Conservative
Party, a measure of just how great a concern climate change is becoming
to politicians of all stripes.

As the planet warms and global catastrophe beckons, what changes are we willing to make to adjust to a brave new world? Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert seek answers in two provocative new books.

Israel's "convergence" plan will maintain control over most of
Palestine's water supply--dimming hopes for peace and a viable
Palestinian state.

A nearly forgotten criminal conspiracy by GM, Firestone and Chevron shut down the nation's municipal railways, replacing them with gas-guzzling bus lines, paving the way for global warming and for our energy crisis.

Al Gore is trying to save the world by stirring a nation in denial over global warming to meaningful action. The pity is that this is a job for a former politician, not a current one.

The Bush Administration's warm embrace of the Equatorial Guinea's despotic President Teodoro Mbasogo demonstrates how low it will go in pursuit of oil.

If you can lie about science and get away with it, you can lie about anything. That's why we must say no to ideological zealots who are waging war against science and against democracy itself.

There is no piecemeal solution to the gas price crisis. It's a systemic sickness that goes to the root of the American way of life: big cars, big oil, big business and sprawl.

With hurricane season approaching and another Bush crony at the helm of
FEMA, a few restive lawmakers are seeking real reform for the storm-tossed agency. Whether they
will succeed is another story.

As oil profits soar, Americans are getting hosed at the gas pump, and Congress can't decide whether to raise taxes, lower them or throw money at the voters.

Blogs

If the GOP succeeds in cutting back funding for agencies that regulate building standards and facilitate emergency evacuation, how will the US fare in the next unanticipated disaster?

March 15, 2011

To confront climate change we need to completely restructure our economic system.

March 9, 2011

Climate change is happening and it's dangerous, so at this point, science deniers should have no say in the discussion.

February 28, 2011

 It’s time to unmask those who are holding our nation's climate policy hostage.

February 11, 2011

Eric reflects on Martin Scorsese and Reed dissects the Groundhog Day mentality of Fox News's climate change "science," plus reader mail.

February 3, 2011

Choosing to ignore climate change is the highest-stake gamble we are currently in.

January 18, 2011

 Hope in 2011. Plus: The Nation Institute welcomes a new fellow.

January 7, 2011

Reed on Republican climate scientists, and readers respond to Bush v. Gore and Obama's tax compromise.

December 16, 2010

Many young people are confronting climate change with a seriousness of purpose that can help restore faith in the ability of humans to think beyond our own, short-term, self-interest.

December 8, 2010