David Roberts

David Roberts writes about energy and climate policy for Vox. Follow him on Twitter: @drvox

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Virtues of Being Unreasonable on Keystone
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Climate Change and the Cult of the Presidency
If you read nothing else this week, please read this piece from Jonathan Chait . Seriously. Just read it. He makes a point I’ve made a number of times, but (unsurprisingly) makes it better:
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
There’s Not Gonna Be a Carbon Tax
The idea of a carbon tax is going through one of its regular cycles of hype and excitement. This time, it’s being pitched as part of a “grand bargain” meant to address the long-term debt (which isn’t a real problem ) and avoid the “fiscal cliff” (which isn’t a real cliff ).
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Climate Silence: It’s the Right, Stupid
Watch this absolutely extraordinary video from the 1988 vice presidential debate, dug up by Brad Johnson of Forecast the Facts :
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Friday, October 12, 2012
Questions at VP Debate Reveal Bankrupt Beltway Thinking
Thursday’s vice presidential debate ( transcript ) revealed nothing about the candidates’ positions on energy or climate change, but it revealed a great deal about the twisted priorities and collective delusions of center-right Beltway conventional wisdom.
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Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Obama v. Clinton: Who's Greener?
If you're a political junkie like me, all you can think about is the primary and the general election beyond. Can you remember a primary season so dynamic and volatile, so dramatic, so filled with hope and trepidation and the stirrings of something historic? I can't decide if I love it or I'm going to have an ulcer by November. Today I want to take a look at the Dem candidates. Do green issues offer a way to differentiate them? A way to help wavering primary voters decide which way to go? Sorry, but not really.
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