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Climate Desk

The Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate.


  Michael Mann on the latest Climategate crusade

In 1998, Michael Mann published a graph that showed the Earth was getting warmer. Now he’s being investigated for fraud. Alison Stewart talks to Mann to get his side of the story.


Climate scientist calls Va. attorney general’s fraud probe ‘harassment’

An influential climate scientist who has been accused by the Virginia attorney general of defrauding the public calls the probe “criminal harassment” and warns that the case could set a “horrifying” precedent.


  Skepticism vs. denial about climate change

A NASA climatologist helps separate fact from fiction.


RIP cap and trade

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he will not bring a comprehensive climate bill before the Senate this session.


  How green is my country?

The race is on to develop sustainable solutions to climate change. Can the U.S. compete?


How green was my organic milk?

Think you’re saving the environment by buying organic or fueling your car with corn oil? Think again. Heather Rogers, author of Green Gone Wrong, How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution, says that “green” products aren’t always as environmentally responsible as they appear.


  The civil war over climate change

Why has it been so hard for America to come to grips with climate change? Why do so many people believe it isn’t really happening?

BP vs. Obama’s climate complacency

Rahm Emanuel persuaded the President to play it cool on
climate legislation. But post spill, can he bring some heat to the game?


Can synthetic cells help solve the world’s energy problems?

The scientist responsible for sequencing the human genome has created a synthetic cell — with funding from the Department of Energy.

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