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Climate Change news and analysis from The Nation
March 23, 2007
Al Gore, Global Statesman
America has lacked a real leader for so long, it comes as a shock to see someone as visionary as Gore speak clearly to Congress about the climate crisis.
Nicholas von Hoffman
February 28, 2007
Green Politicians, Real and Fake
Some political leaders spin fantasies about how to deal with global warming. Others, like Al Gore and London Mayor Ken Livingston, are prepared to deal with the ugly truth. Who do you believe?
Nicholas von Hoffman
February 16, 2007
The Daffodil Delusion: Sensationalizing Global Warming
Media frenzy to the contrary, a warm winter doesn't point to the end of the world--scientific evidence does.
February 14, 2007
Killer Weather Ahead
The good news on the latest global warming report: Political leaders can no longer ignore it. The bad news: It's probably too late.
September 14, 2006
CA Leads on Climate
California's global warming initiative shows how far ahead the state is compared with the federal government. But it also reveals how America lags behind the rest of the world.
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July 17, 2006
The G-8’s Risky Nuclear Embrace
As leaders of the world's richest nations gather in St. Petersburg to craft a global energy security strategy, they're poised to endorse a major expansion of nuclear power. Bad idea.
June 21, 2006
Party of a Different Color
"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.
June 13, 2006
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.
May 25, 2006
Gore Warms Up
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.
March 27, 2006
Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Climate change is real, and its impact is potentially devastating to our way of life. So why do the news media have such a hard time telling the straight story?