The Global Warming Gap

President Bush’s overseas trip has done nothing to narrow the gap between his administration and Europe on global warming. For their part, the Europeans accept the overwhelming scientific consensus that man-made gases are heavily responsible for the warming of Earth’s atmosphere. They believe that the consequences are likely to be calamitous unless the industrialized world […]

Global Warming Subject for Directors at Big Companies

If corporate directors really understood the implications of global warming, would they steer their companies toward preventing it? Ceres, a coalition of environmentalists and investors; Yale University; and Marsh, the risk and insurance services unit of Marsh & McLennan , insist the answer is yes. And this winter, they will hold what they call sustainable […]

Bundle Up, It’s Global Warming

THE earth continues to get warmer, yet it’s feeling a lot colder outside. Over the past few weeks, subzero temperatures in Poland claimed 66 lives; snow arrived in Seattle well before the winter solstice, and fell heavily enough in Minneapolis to make the roof of the Metrodome collapse; and last week blizzards closed Europe’s busiest […]

Global Warming, College and Partisanship

It’s well known that Democrats and political independents are more likely than Republicans to believe that global warming is mainly due to human activity. But here’s something from the latest Pew poll on climate change: College has a significantly larger effect on Democrats’ understanding of the issue than on Republicans’. From the Pew summary: Among […]

Global-Warming Lawsuits

Imagine for a moment that you’re a citizen of Tuvalu, an island nation in the South Pacific. Your home will soon disappear beneath the waves, an early casualty of rising sea levels linked to global warming. The people largely responsible for your plight — the oil-burning, carbon-dioxide-spewing citizens of the United States — are thousands […]

The Global Warming Dropout

In its business-as-usual approach to climate change, the Bush administration is increasingly out of step not only with other industrialized powers, but also with the growing support in this country for action to prevent global warming. The administration’s oddly two-sided report last week to the United Nations brings the White House into the scientific mainstream […]

Global Warming Concerns Grow

While few Americans regard the environment as the nation’s foremost challenge, most say it should be a priority, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. And more than half say global warming is caused by human behavior, the highest level ever recorded by the national poll. Economic issues continue to top the list […]