Three weeks and three days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, a paper of mine appeared in the scientific journal Nature showing that North Atlantic hurricane power was strongly correlated with the temperature of the tropical Atlantic during hurricane season, and that both had been increasing rapidly […]
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released the final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which mandates...
The idea we might need nuclear power to save biodiversity from the effects of climate change is one that could not have...
Recent observations of the Atlantic deep ocean overturning circulation, called the Atlantic Meridional (north-south)...
“Now, faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet,” Pope Francis began in his first papal encyclical on the environment last week. In his far-reaching 184-page letter titled “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home” the pope said the […]Read more ›
Below are a set of excerpts from a CCNF virtual session with Ben Franta, PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a board member of the group Divest Harvard, and Geoffrey Supran, MIT Energy Fellow and leader of the group Fossil Free MIT. The transcript is minimally […]Read more ›
[Note: This is an interview of Michael Quirke by CCNF guest journalist Heather L. Cohen, originally taped at Earth Day Texas. The transcript below was minimally edited for brevity and readability:] So tell me more about CCNF? _ CCNF is a new journalistic initiative that I co-founded with a group of […]Read more ›
One of the downsides of working in policy is that you end up hearing the same arguments over and over again. So I was excited to read Oren Cass’ recent piece in City Journal, “The Carbon Tax Charade,” which at least develops a new angle on arguments against a carbon […]Read more ›
It is looking increasingly likely, but not a given, that a reference to global net-zero emissions or even a specific goal to achieve net-zero emissions by a certain date (e.g. end of the century) will appear in the climate deal that is expected to emerge from the Paris COP at […]Read more ›
I drafted a new Clean Air Act for the nation’s review and consideration (see “The Clean Air and Climate Change Act of 2015“). The Act adds greenhouse gases and removes 50-75% of the redundancy and unnecessary complexity that has developed in the current air quality management system.Read more ›