Global Warming

Some climate deniers deserve a tin foil hat for their nuttiness. Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine, on the other hand, needs a tin foil Snuggie.  On Tuesday, the Republican rookie Rep. gave a speech on the House floor demanding President Obama apologize to his constituents for funding research on climate change.  This — despite the fact that 97 percent of all scientific studies on […]

Global warming is often described as an abstract, distant issue. For any of us who grew up in Wisconsin in the 1980's, it is far from that. In 1988, as the news was breaking of the dire environmental threat of global warming, even worse than the hole in the ozone layer,the worst drought since the Dust Bowl era struck. It […]

If you want to save the planet, it pays to care about the budget. That's the message you helped send to Congress in the last two weeks.Together, more than 100,000 of us have signed, emailed and called on our elected leaders to the Billion Dollar Big Oil Bonanza. And it has made a huge difference. Check out the video report-back we put together […]

All that oil money and they still only claim 35 jobs? It has been one week since the public comment period opened on the State Department report on Keystone XL. Mother Nature has already delivered her public comment, what follows is mine, and you can log yours by clicking here. This report was paid for by oil companies. Apparently our State Department […]

President Obama sent mixed signals on his commitment to environmental protection when he announced his nominations to lead the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.  His EPA nominee, Gina McCarthy, is a tried and true environmental advocate with a proven track record on regulating pollution that causes global warming. But Obama's nominee to run the energy department, Ernest Moniz, […]

 President Obama's inaugural promise to attack global warming is taking shape, with Thursday announcement that Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry Waxman will co-chair a new Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change. It's a small step, but a step. The announcement said that the task force will give Congress a forum to discuss ways to solve the climate crisis. Franz Matzner, […]

Earlier this month, we launched an action calling on the President to drop his support for his so-called "all of the above" energy policy and to instead use the first State of the Union address of his second term to lay out a clear plan to stop global warming. Since then, President Obama said some pretty momentous things about climate change in […]

They were for it before they were against it, but nevertheless we're glad to have Carol Browner and John Podesta joining the call to end drilling in the Arctic. "We were open to offshore oil and gas development in the Arctic provided oil companies and the government could impose adequate safeguards, ensure sufficient response capacity and develop a deeper understanding of […]

If the record-setting heat waves are an indication, we need to agree on a collective New Year's resolution to do whatever it takes to reverse global warming. Last week, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 2012 was the hottest year on record, and the second hottest year in terms of weather extremes. The NOAA reported that 2012: was a […]

Let's go green with Grover! No, not that Grover. We mean Grover Norquist, the country's most powerful anti-tax activist. Last week, Grover announced that he would be willing to support a tax on global warming pollution under certain conditions. You may not care what Grover thinks, but it matters a LOT to Republican lawmakers, who have refused to ever raise any taxes on […]