In the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill, the best way to ensure that resources will be available for environmental restoration and economic revitalization work far in the future would be keeping BP viable under its current ownership.
There are two things the president must do in the coming days to increase public confidence in his administration’s response to this crisis.
Despite the consequences of the Deepwater Horizon accident, domestic offshore drilling is an important part of America’s supply of reliable and affordable energy.
President Obama’s election raised unprecedented expectations among climate advocates—and yet their unconditional devotion allows him to get away with giving little more than lip service to the issue.
The administration’s offshore drilling proposal is not a panacea for U.S. energy concerns, but it will help a little.
Any effective climate strategy will have to rely upon a combination of emissions reductions, adaptation, and, if circumstances warrant (as appears likely), some degree of geoengineering.
Samuel Thernstrom believes geoengineering may have an important role to play, both practically and conceptually, in the climate challenge process.
The greatest danger associated with these loan guarantees for nuclear power plants is not environmental but financial.
The choices within the climate change debate are extraordinarily difficult. Imperfect people, not pure science, must decide our course of action.
Climate policy should focus on human welfare, not just reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.