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The Climate Post: Obama’s Popularity and the Next Election May Be Tied to Gas Prices

In other news, White House staff called oil industry subsidies “crazy and unsustainable,” and sales of more efficient cars are fast outpacing SUV sales

The Climate Post: The Clean and Dirty of Obama’s Energy Plan

In other news, a Koch Industries-funded project finds that global warming is in fact real, and environmentalist George Monbiot still stands up for nuclear

The Climate Post: Obama Aims for Elusive Goal of Energy Independence

Smart grid fears, breakthroughs in developing an artificial leaf, and a court battle over TV portrayal of an electric roadster—and more in this week’s news round-up

Opening the future

How will our choices shape the future? With a new approach to how the climate community develops scenarios, researchers are coming closer to answering it.

Early Warning

A blog about impending shortages and breakdowns, focusing mainly on energy

The Climate Post: While Congress debates climate science, China and Europe move ahead

China admits it’s facing limits to its growth, while Spain faces limits to speed on its highways, as a gas-saving measure

The Climate Post: Rupert Murdoch’s Media Empire, Including Fox News, Goes Carbon Neutral

In other news, The Terminator calls for an energy revolution, and Tennessee takes a creationist approach to climate

The Climate Post: Middle East Oil Anxiety

Oil prices shot up after unrest in Libya deepened, while conflicts continued over climate regulations and energy funding

The Climate Post: Obama’s new budget would make Big Oil pay for clean energy

In this week’s roundup of climate and energy news: budget battles, foodpocalypse, PetroLeaks, and more

Wikileaks or Saudi sheiks? Leaks: 1, Sheiks: 0

A few diplomatic cables posted by Wikileaks provide a window into back-room warnings about peak oil


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »