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Three Issues to Watch During the Durban Climate Summit

From the Winter 2012 Earth Island Journal

The International Climate Negotiations roadshow is rolling into Durban, South Africa this December and the big question – at least for the diminished audience still watching – is what we can expect out of the latest episode of the UN Framework Convention…
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by: Richard Graves – November 28, 2011

Power Shift 2011: the End of Business as Usual

Ten thousand young activists descended on Washington, D.C. and just as suddenly left, leaving behind a trail of protest signs, guerrilla posters on the tar sands on virtually every street corner in Chinatown, and a number of summons for court dates for…
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by: Richard Graves – April 22, 2011

Battle Royale

The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth
by Eric Pooley
496 pages, Hyperion, 2010

Why, in the face of mounting evidence about the dangers of increasing greenhouse gas emissions, have US politicians failed to act on climate change? Eric Pooley’s The Climate War seeks to answer that question through a gripping account of the struggle between fossil fuel interests and advocates of climate action. It’s an insiders’ tale, told from the perspective of key players such as Fred Krupp of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Jim…
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by: Richard Graves – Winter 2011

From Grand Bargain to Devil’s Bargain

How the BP Disaster Sank the Climate Bill

A week after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, entertainer Rush Limbaugh suggested that environmentalists had caused the disaster in order to pass cap-and-trade legislation that wouldn’t include new offshore drilling or loan guarantees for the nuclear industry. A massive environmental disaster, on the eve of the fortieth Earth Day celebration, right before the planned introduction of the Senate climate bill — the timing, as Limbaugh noted, seemed too pat. And, in…
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by: Richard Graves – Autumn 2010

Devil’s Bargain: How the BP Disaster Sank the Climate Bill

A Sneak Peek from the Autumn 2010 Issue

A week after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, entertainer Rush Limbaugh suggested that environmentalists had caused the disaster in order to pass cap-and-trade legislation that wouldn’t include new offshore drilling or loan guarantees for the nuclear industry. A massive environmental disaster,…
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by: Richard Graves – August 9, 2010

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