A Convenient Lie: Why Fossil Fuel Supply Matters for the Climate

September 3, 2015By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State 7 Comments

Over the past week, virtually every article on the President’s trip to Alaska to highlight the impacts of climate change, has in the next breath mentioned the President’s approval of Shell’s arctic drilling. The allegation made vocally by the environmental community is that these two things are deeply contradictory, and blatantly hypocritical. It’s an allegation … Read More

Kerry’s State Department Ignored Obama’s Climate Action Plan

February 17, 2014By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Infographics, News, Research & Opinions, Resources 10 Comments

In 2009, President Obama made a commitment to reduce U.S. greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020.  The Obama administration put this forward as the U.S. share of a global effort to limit climate change to no more than two degrees Celsius – the target scientists tell us may be safe.  Achieving this target, which … Read More

Oil’s new supply boom is a bust for the climate

October 25, 2012By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Industry Updates, Infographics, Research & Opinions, Resources 4 Comments

What if you knew that smoking that one last packet of cigarettes was going to give you cancer?  Imagine if our understanding of cancer was so precise as to allow doctors to predict with virtual certainty that smoking that particular pack, which you just picked up at the corner store, would definitely be the last … Read More