Daily Archives: August 2, 2010

Incentivizing risk: the road to the Deepwater Horizon disaster

At the Netroots Nation conference, Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones magazine led panelists David Pettit, Bob Cavnar, and Van Jones in a diagnosis of the regulatory and legislative failures that made the Deepwater Horizon disaster possible.

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Al Franken: “Net Neutrality is the First Amendment Issue of Our Time”

We took an excerpt from U.S. Senator Al Franken’s keynote address at the Netroots Nation closing night. In the clip, Franken speaks about net neutrality, corporate power, and democracy. We believe the themes Franken weaves together are of key significance … Continue reading

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Environmental Conflict and Climate Change: The Grassroots vs ‘Big Green’

As the news hit that we won’t be seeing a climate bill in this Congress, a group of panelists at the Netroots Nation annual conference looked at the relationship between grassroots action and the national environmental groups. Video update: Netroots … Continue reading

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‘Merchants of Doubt’ responsible for climate confusion – book review

Climate Science Watch readers who have not yet done so are urged to check out the new book Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Accurately called “powerful” by The Economist, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of … Continue reading

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