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Don't Expect Results at a Climate Conference

Another biennial international climate negotiation jamboree wraps up today. What does the world have to show for it? Durban shouldn't turn out to be the belly flop that Copenhagen was in 2009. Other than that, not much. See you in two years and all that. Even a few greens are wondering if …

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Written by Jim DiPeso on Friday December 9, 2011

How the GOP Should Explain Climate Change

The GOP nomination race has proven to be a hostile environment for concerns about, or even an acceptance of the reality of, anthropogenic global warming. Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have made statements that they don’t know what’s causing climate change, in contradiction of earlier …

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Written by Kenneth Silber on Wednesday December 7, 2011

Why We Should Still be Sweating Global Warming

Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and writer about energy, has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal stating “ Five Truths About Climate Change .” Some of his assertions are to the effect that there’s not that much that can be done to restrain carbon emissions. That’s a …

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Written by Kenneth Silber on Thursday October 6, 2011

GOP Climate Stance Could Have Been Different

Citing an essay by D.R. Tucker , Peter Sinclair asks : What if American conservatives had followed their British counterparts and not allowed partisan animus against Al Gore to distract them from the scientific evidence on climate change? Imagine if Reagan had delivered speeches similar to …

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Written by FrumForum Editors on Thursday August 4, 2011

Humans Are Making it Hotter

Partisanship in Washington has been extreme lately. So has the weather. Might there be a connection? It certainly looks that way. Let’s talk about heat. As anyone living in Washington—or in about three-fourths of the nation for that matter—has surely noticed, this summer has been unusually hot. …

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Written by Jim DiPeso on Tuesday August 2, 2011

Can Conservatives and Scientists Get Along?

Last week, Chris Mooney, science blogger and author of The Republican War on Science , asked David Frum to come on the “ Point of Inquiry ” podcast to discuss conservatives and science, and David was kind enough to ask that I be included in the conversation. The interview can now be found …

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Written by Kenneth Silber on Tuesday August 2, 2011

GOP Votes Against Climate Change Reality

By refusing to acknowledge that global warming is real, Republicans have opted for a pathetic denial of reality. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have just voted to deny reality. In particular, they voted against an amendment offered by ranking Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman …

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Written by Kenneth Silber on Tuesday March 15, 2011

Some Truths More Inconvenient than Others?

This past weekend in the New York Times , Paul Krugman argued that vested interests and ideology prevent us from responding appropriately to the threat of climate change. Yet, Krugman himself quickly dismisses the only near-term solution to reducing our dependence on coal. Here is Paul …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday September 29, 2009