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This article is adapted from Carl Pope and Paul Rauber's forthcoming Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress (Sierra Club Books) .

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

Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.

The stalling of the Republican-backed energy bill by a Democrat-led Senate filibuster was only a temporary reprieve.

The 52nd Congressional District of California, where I grew up,
encompasses the eastern suburbs of San Diego as well as a vast
hinterland of granite-bouldered mountains and almost impenetrable

Watch for William Greider's forthcoming book The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, due in bookstores in early September. Click here for info on the book and original reflections and riffs from Greider.

Korey Capozza received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to
research this article.

Blogs

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015

Hypocrisy at Harvard reigns supreme as students demand divestment. 

February 3, 2015

When all else fails: deny, deny, deny.

February 3, 2015

One week after the president stated that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” his administration proposes to open up vast stretches of ocean in the Atlantic and Arctic to oil and gas drilling.

January 28, 2015

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015