Business Interests and the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill: Who Lobbied?

By Johannes Urpelainen (@jurpelai), Columbia University Cross-post, Originally Published February 9, 2015 In environmental and energy policy, business interests often play an important role. Businesses have the resources to invest into lobbying for their preferred positions. Environmentalists often complain about the advantages that polluters enjoy in the political process due to their ability to “buy” … Continue reading Business Interests and the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill: Who Lobbied?

Appropriate Responses to Natural Disasters

By Martin Livermore (@scialliance), The Scientific Alliance Typhoon Haiyan has been a personal tragedy for many Filipinos. The pictures of destruction, the heartrending stories of loss and the inability to get aid delivered quickly because of damage to infrastructure highlighted once again the terrible forces that Nature can unleash. This coincided with the latest round … Continue reading Appropriate Responses to Natural Disasters