Even Fucking Exxon Knows We Need a Carbon Tax

Hamilton Nolan · 06/30/16 11:50AM

Carbon emissions are causing global warming that will amount to a worldwide disaster unless we immediately bring it under control. The best tool for this is a carbon tax. How clear is this fact? Even Exxon is supporting it.

Union Leaders: Stop Fucking Up

Hamilton Nolan · 05/17/16 09:50AM

In this bizarre presidential election season, will the Democrats allow petty infighting and lack of vision to successfully put Donald Trump in the White House? Some labor union leaders are doing their best to fuck things up already.

Study Suggests the Fun Part of Global Warming Will End Soon

Andy Cush · 04/21/16 10:09AM

So far, global warming seems pretty OK. On Christmas, I took a walk around the neighborhood with my family and didn’t even wear a coat. It was great. But according to a newly published study, nothing gold can stay.

Florida, Prepare to Be Underwater

Hamilton Nolan · 03/14/16 12:25PM

The climate is changing. The earth is warming. Sea levels are rising. We know all of these things to be true. Today, we have a clearer picture of who could soon be inundated by the mighty oceans, and where they might go ( to a watery grave).

Marco Rubio Doesn't Care About Florida—or Anyone

Brendan O'Connor · 03/10/16 10:40PM

Marco Rubio, junior senator from Florida, which is sinking in to the sea, glibly dismissed a direct question tonight about legislative measures he would take to ameliorate climate change. Marco Rubio is a climate-change denier.

A Warm Christmas Is Just One Piece of Our Hot and Rotting Future

Tom Scocca · 12/15/15 05:51PM

The weather doesn’t care how you feel about it. So the question of how you ought to feel about the weather—specifically, about the wave of warmth that covered the eastern United States this past weekend, and that promises to linger through Christmas—is a human question. What does a warm December signify?

Can We Get a Carbon Tax Already? 

Hamilton Nolan · 12/01/15 09:45AM

The easiest, fastest, and most effective way to slow down the carbon emissions causing climate change is to put a price on carbon—to institute a carbon tax. Will we get one?

There Are Only Two Issues 

Hamilton Nolan · 11/30/15 01:35PM

During this election season, you will hear candidates argue about lots of things. Only two things are really important.