The Plum Line: Fate of the Earth


Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The anti-Keystone forces are already winning

Even if Keystone gets approved, the movement against it could help produce a bigger victory later.

By Ryan Cooper  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:56 PM ET, 01/28/2014

In the State of the Union, Obama pledges strong action on climate

There is much that can be accomplished with executive authority.

By Ryan Cooper  |  10:56 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Finally, a reason for a bit of optimism about climate change

Obama just might act after all.

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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/15/2014

A big test for Obama on the environment

How aggressive will the EPA get? We’ll soon find out.

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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Keep up the pressure, climate activists

The president is making all the right noises, but we shouldn’t let up.

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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/18/2013

White House to get aggressive on climate change?

John Podesta compares the GOP to a “cult.“

By Greg Sargent  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Why GOP climate denialism matters less and less

We can begin to imagine a carbon-free future.

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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Here’s why filibuster reform matters so much

Executive action to fight climate change is more likely to survive court challenge.

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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Time to kill the corn ethanol mandate

Unfortunately, Congress isn’t going to do anything about climate change anytime soon, but this is a start.

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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Keep up the climate fight, Democrats

There are many ways Dems can push for executive action to stall climate change. Here’s another.

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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/01/2013

In the GOP, climate denialism is driven by the Tea Party

Only a small minority of Tea Partyers believe there is evidence of global warming.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 10/30/2013

How the carbon bubble will pop

Congressional action on climate change is currently impossible, but there are small things Obama can do right now.

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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Making Republicans pay a price for climate science denialism

The League of Conservation Voters is engaged in a very interesting experiment. Will it work?

By Greg Sargent  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Fake crises are distracting us from really serious ones

While Washington is consumed with a standoff whose outcome was always obvious, important news about the environment is causing barely a ripple.

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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/17/2013

GOP climate skeptics to hold hearing on climate science

House Republicans wrestle with a divide over global warming.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Paying no price whatsoever for climate science denialism

An environmental group goes to extreme lengths to force a public discussion of climate change.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Why isn't climate denialism politically toxic?

Environmentalists and Democrats are engaged in a long game designed to force climate change on to the political agenda.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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