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Articles by Joe Romm

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Tesla drops ‘Motors’ from name in bid for clean energy supremacy

Tesla drops ‘Motors’ from name in bid for clean energy supremacy

Elon Musk is now at sweet spot of 3 big trillion-dollar energy ‘tsunamis’ that team Trump hopes to stop.

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Trump, Putin, and ExxonMobil team up to destroy the planet

Trump, Putin, and ExxonMobil team up to destroy the planet

Pick of Exxon CEO for Secretary of State clarifies why Putin wanted Trump elected: a $500 billion oil deal killed by sanctions.

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Trump fools the New York Times on climate change

Trump fools the New York Times on climate change

Memo to media: Ignore what Trump says, focus on what he does and who he appoints.

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Electric car revolution may drive ‘investor death spiral’ for oil industry

Electric car revolution may drive ‘investor death spiral’ for oil industry

The multi-trillion-dollar ‘big crash’ could start as soon as 2023, Bloomberg warns, and ratings agency Fitch agrees it could happen sooner than anyone expected.

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Chart of the year: ‘Incredible’ price drops jumpstart clean energy revolution

Chart of the year: ‘Incredible’ price drops jumpstart clean energy revolution

New DOE report details latest advances in solar, wind, LED lights, batteries, and electric cars.

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How can global CO2 levels soar when emissions are flat?

How can global CO2 levels soar when emissions are flat?

Last year saw the biggest jump in global CO2 levels ever, yet in 2015 energy-related CO2 emissions were flat. So what’s going on?

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No Bill Gates, we don’t need ‘energy miracles’ to solve climate change

No Bill Gates, we don’t need ‘energy miracles’ to solve climate change

For six years, Bill Gates has been arguing that we need “energy miracles” to avoid catastrophic climate change. For six years, he has been wrong.

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Rupert Murdoch is marrying a climate hawk

Rupert Murdoch is marrying a climate hawk

On Tuesday, climate activist Jerry Hall and climate super-denier Rupert Murdoch announced their impending nuptials in one of his many newspapers.

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Ocean warming now off the charts

Ocean warming now off the charts

The oceans — where over 90% of global warming heat ends up — have literally warmed up off the charts.

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‘The collapse of western civilization’ - a view from year 2393

‘The collapse of western civilization’ – a view from year 2393

How would a historian in 2393 write about this century if we continue self-destructively ignoring climate science – and modern civilization as we know it had collapsed 300 years earlier?

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By the time natural gas has a net climate benefit you’ll likely be dead

By the time natural gas has a net climate benefit you’ll likely be dead

Natural gas is not a bridge fuel to a carbon-free economy and is likely to bring no net climate benefit on any worthwhile timescale.