So, yes, we knew. We knew well ahead of time that this could happen, and we knew global warming was already making it worse. We knew, but we did virtually nothing.
By Tim McDonnell | October 2, 2012 Jacob Susman is frustrated again. Sitting in the bright green conference room of his company’s trendy industrial office, overshadowed by the Brooklyn Bridge, he’s a clean-cut poster child for the “green economy”: Since 2007, Susman’s OwnEnergy, which installs wind turbines, has grown to be one of the nation’s [...]
By Chris Mooney | October 2, 2012 It was quite the messaging turnaround. In his September 6 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, President Obama—whose reticence about so much as mentioning global warming has flummoxed environmental activists—used the subject to launch an unexpected attack on his opponent. “Climate change is not a [...]
Need to Know correspondent Mona Iskander updates her report from Greenville, Mich., about a town that tried to reinvent itself by bringing in a solar-panel manufacturing company.
Scientific American’s David Biello talks to Jeff Greenfield about Uni-Solar’s bankruptcy and what it means for the U.S. solar industry.
Scott Simon talks with Dr. Jay Gulledge about what sea-level rise might mean for the nation, and what we can do today to prepare.
Mayor Paul Fraim tells Need to Know that if sea-level rise continues, some parts of his city may have to be abandoned to the rising tide.
We visit a small town in upstate New York that has been plagued by chemical pollution and disease, and FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe discusses the EPA. Ray Suarez hosts.