| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:38 PM
In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the stage for an oration by an outspoken pontiff whose views on immigration and global warming clash with...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:12 PM
To the editor: The article reporting the record warm year in Alaska sounds like a weather story. It's not. A good chunk of Alaska is part of the Arctic, global warming's canary in the coal mine. ("Alaska's toasty temperatures in 2014 worry observers,"...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:05 PM
Two recent letters to the editor ridiculed predictions of global warming based on inaccurate snowfall forecasts. Rather than refuting climate change, the letters serve to underline a fundamental misunderstanding of climate science.
In predicting future...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:09 PM
We have four children under our roof. It is hard not to think of their futures and what's in store for them upon the horizon. We have our own sustainable setup at home: recycling and reusing any and all available materials; eating and cooking healthy...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:00 PM
To maintain their dominance of energy markets, suppliers of traditional carbon-based energy have never been afraid to play hardball. Massive advertising campaigns and intense congressional lobbying, built on huge levels of campaign finance, are routine in...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Democrats act like spoiled, entitled children, forcing Republicans to act like their parents, the original "party of no."
Our incompetent Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott should be ashamed of not accepting $51 billion in federal funds and...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently stated that he "couldn't be angrier" about EPA regulations designed to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants. So why not enact a better policy? When the Republican Party takes control...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Pope Francis, after a visit to the Philippine city destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in 2012, plans to publish an edict that scientists are right about global warming and Christians have a moral obligation to reduce greenhouse gases.
The papal encyclical is...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:41 PM
I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in order of importance.
•With the help of U.S.-led coalition attacks on Islamic State, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad will...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Earlier this month, Pope Francis made news when he said that not only was climate change real, but it was mostly man-made. Then, last week, he said that couples do not need to breed “like rabbits” but rather should plan their families...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Based on the reactions of Alaska Republicans, one might think that President Barack Obama had decided to unilaterally ban guns and snowmobiles from the 49th state instead of merely proposing to upgrade the protected status for certain federally-owned land...