Tag: ACES

Climate Change Legislation: It’s Time to Act

Written by | September 30th, 2009

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I went to Capitol Hill this morning to watch Senators Barbara Boxer and John Kerry unveil their climate bill. It was an exciting moment.  Three months ago, the House of Representatives passed climate change legislation, surprising many people who thought it could not be done so quickly – less than three months from discussion draft […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2009

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Ants attacking honeybees? The Pacific Ocean’s “giant patch of garbage” being a little patchy? Bjorn Lomborg reversing himself on climate change? It’s shaping up to be a “do the opposite” kind of week — and Cool Green Morning kicks it off for you below: The new threat to honeybees? “Rasberry crazy” ants, reports Associated Press […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2009

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Wasn’t it Michael Caine in the Austin Powers’ movie “Goldmember” who said there are two kinds of people he couldn’t stand — “those who are intolerant of other cultures, and the Dutch”? We don’t take stands on whole peoples here at Cool Green Science — but the Dutch are doing some pretty funky things with […]

Climate Change & National Security: The U.S. Military Gets It

Written by | July 28th, 2009

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently held a hearing on climate and energy legislation focusing on an aspect of global warming that so far has received surprisingly little public attention: national security. While most people associate global warming with droughts, rising sea levels, declining food production, species extinction and habitat destruction, fewer connect these impacts […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2009

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Steven Chu has a Facebook page. A new cousin of the Komodo dragon has been discovered. And you can now generate electricity just from walking around in a Tokyo subway. It’s a weird world, and we cover it all — ladies and gentleman, your hottest green links of the Cool Green Morning: A new and […]

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

Written by | July 20th, 2009

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One small step for man edition: It’s not called ACES in the Senate, it’s called ACELA. Which is weird because I thought that name was already taken. (@ACELAclimateBil) FiveThirtyEight genius Nate Silver thinks he can make some money from this whole climate change thing and has put out an open call to climate change skeptics […]

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

Written by | July 16th, 2009

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Seriously, this is going to be a regular thing. Why? Because we love twitter. Think ACES is going to be the end of coal as we know it? Think again. SolveClimate reports that 43 old fashioned coal-fired power plants that are either already under construction or into the permitting process will come online without the […]

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

Written by | July 14th, 2009

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With Sarah Palin penning an incendiary op-ed in The Washington Post today on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) this morning and the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works holding hearings on the bill, there’s plenty of tweet action on ACES today. Here are five things I learned about ACES in […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2009

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The tropics are moving north (and south), Al Gore is into neuroscience now, and Europe rags on the United States yet again…OK, well that’s not exactly news. Catch up on the hottest green links in this morning’s Morning: What’s ahead for international climate change negotiations? Dave Roberts at Grist has a great piece laying out […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 29

Written by | June 29th, 2009

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You’ve heard the news already, haven’t you? The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) narrowly passed the House on Friday. While the bill still has a long way to go, let’s take a moment to celebrate…… Of course, the blogosphere waits for no one, so now on to this morning’s round-up of Cool Green News. Speaking of […]

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