Blogs

BLOGS

BLOGS

A curated collection of blog posts from across the web relating to climate change, with new ones added to as important, original articles become available. Contributors include CCR co-founder Mike Shatzkin and experts such as Gordian Raacke, John Englander, Steve Cohen, Richard Heede, Mary Foster Morgan, and Joel Stronberg, as well as friends of CCR such as authors Cyril Christo, Linda Sunshine, Abby Luby, Paige Peterson, and Biddle Duke.

CCR ORIGINAL

The Inflation Reduction Act is a New Lease on U.S. Climate Policy: Let’s Not Screw It Up

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 09/12/22
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA or Act) is the most comprehensive climate-related legislation in U.S. history. The Act invests $369 billion dollars for climate and clean energy measures. It also provides billions of dollars to expand low-income health care subsidies and limits drug costs for seniors. The bill rises to…
Read more
CCR REPOST

West Virginia v. EPA: It’s Dé·jà Vu All Over Again

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 08/08/22
The decision in West Virginia v. EPA is as important for what it doesn’t say as for what it does. Although the Supreme Court left in tack many of EPA’s regulatory powers, it limited its regulatory reach on existing stationary sources of greenhouse gases. Without the need to win over “swing” justices,…
Read more
CCR REPOST

From Pariah To Partner: The Healing Power Of High Gasoline Prices

Robert Rapier
By Robert Rapier and 07/26/22
During the campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, Joe Biden said he would make the Saudis “pay the price” for their killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. He elaborated: “I would make it very clear we were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them. We…
Read more
CCR REPOST

The Greatest Crisis Facing the Nation May Not Be Climate Change

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 07/08/22
American democracy is broken. What good are answers if the system can’t implement them? Senate Minority Leader McConnell and Chief Justice Roberts are telling us something We the People need to consider as we vote in 2022 and 2024 Before climate change or any other issue of the day is adequately dealt…
Read more
CCR REPOST

Ten Little Euphemisms: What Do They Portend for Climate Policy?

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 06/22/22
It should come as no surprise that the oil and gas industry is attempting to use the current crises of energy security and inflationary prices to its advantage. To that end, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has released a ten-point plan they deem is responsive to these current events. The…
Read more
CCR REPOST

Climate Policy in a Republican World

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 06/16/22
In recent days Republicans in the US House of Representatives released the first of what will be a six-part policy platform on energy, climate, and conservation. The strategy was the work of the Energy, Climate, and Conservation Task Force (ECC). The Task Force was established by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy…
Read more
CCR REPOST

Climate Policy – It’s Not About the Science

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 05/18/22
This is the third in a casual series of discussions on today’s politics and what it means for US climate policy. The new series flows from a conversation I had with a colleague in preparation for a podcast in which she would be interviewing me. Politicians have politicised the science…
Read more
CCR ORIGINAL

Farm Stands Open! Don’t Look Up, Kiss the Ground

Mary Foster Morgan
By Mary Foster Morgan and 04/25/22
Here on the east end of Long Island, NY, we are entering my favorite season of the year, which starts with asparagus, goes through vine-ripe tomatoes and on to pumpkins and apples  – farm stand season. In other words, deliciously-ripe, packed with flavor and gloriously healthy local food. Our oyster…
Read more
CCR REPOST

Will Putin’s War Be the Last Fought Over Fossil Fuels or Just the Next In Line?

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 04/19/22
Could you ever imagine the allied nations buying wheat, fertilizer, or fuel oil from Nazi Germany once battle lines had been crossed?  I couldn’t either. So let me ask you this. What’s the difference between purchasing some critical resource from Nazi Germany and the buying of Russian oil and gas…
Read more
CCR REPOST

Climate Policy in the Biden Era: Georgia on My Mind

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 01/25/22
Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorell We, the people, fired the nation’s chief executive long about a month ago. The order is scheduled to be confirmed by a vote of the Electoral College on December 14, 2020. It will then come due on January 20, 2021, when Joe Biden is sworn…
Read more
CCR REPOST

Has Build Back Better Become Build Back Never? What Does It Mean for US Climate Policy?

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 01/11/22
Joe Manchin is a lying liar who lies.- Jennifer Taub, law professor and author of “Big Dirty Money.” I dislike making predictions in January about what to expect in October.  Although I have my suspicions about what’s lurking out there and getting ready to pounce, the value of year-ahead prognostication…
Read more
CCR REPOST

Is President Biden’s Climate Agenda Toast? Say It Isn’t So, Joe

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 12/22/21
There’s a jolly old soul in West Virginia who’s laughing his a** off today. Who is this laugh-master? Why it’s Old King Coal, of course; and, he just got off the phone with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). On the call, West Virginia’s senior Senator told the old man he would…
Read more