Articles Tagged: Keystone XL

The Magic of Models

A study recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change has gained a lot of attention in the environmental community and mainstream media—National Geographic for example. According to the study, the Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more greenhouse gases than the State Department estimated in its final review in January. Since the study […]

The Anti-Environment Environmentalists

No matter what our political orientation, we are all environmentalists and the spectrum of our environmental beliefs runs from pale to dark green.  The dark green environmentalists are often characterized as zealots. It is not unfair to assert that many, if not most, who are characterized as environmental zealots use the environment as a Trojan […]

Hurricane Irene and Natural Disaster Fanaticism in the Climate Debate

Presidential politics have given media a new reason to cover climate change. By focusing on perceived differences on the issue among Republican candidates (ie Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, etc.), the most recent surge in news coverage misses a very important distinction. The question at hand is not what role human activity plays in […]

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