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January 2015

What To Do About Negative Judgments

by Jeff McMahonIt’s taken me a lifetime to figure out what to do about negative judgments. And I’ve figured it out only recently thanks to one remarkable teaching. At times, the wisdom traditions seem to scorn negativity, which might incline us to…

Americans want the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases, preferring EPA regulation far more than a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program, according to a Harvard political scientist who has conducted a comprehensive survey of…

Americans Want America To Run On Solar and Wind

Americans "overwhelmingly" prefer solar and wind energy to coal, oil, and nuclear energy, according to a Harvard political scientist who has conducted a comprehensive survey of attitudes toward energy and climate for the last 12 years.
Americans see…

People Will Pay To Stop Climate Change — But Only $5

People who worry about human-caused climate change are willing to pay higher energy bills to help stop it, but only up to 5 percent higher, or about $5 on the average American energy bill, according to a Harvard political scientist who has conducted…

No Doubt It's A Climate-Change Drought, Scientists Say

It was raining in San Francisco on the damp December morning that three scientists gathered at the offices of Climate Nexus to hold a press conference about the drought. It had been raining regularly for more than a week, in fact, and Stanford…