Kate Galbraith

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One Cheer for the Climate Deal

Historic. Landmark. Game changer. These are the weighty descriptors being used to analyze the climate change deal that the United States and China announced this ...

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Obama’s Ocean Gambit

The world's most obvious crises -- Ebola, the Islamic State, the mysterious Khorasan Group -- lie on land. But turmoil is also roiling the seas. ...

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Environmentalism Is Dead

Grand words and pledges flowed out of the United Nations climate change summit in New York this week, as they always do when the world ...

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That’s a Mighty Nice Climate Change Plan, America

No wonder U.S. President Obama hopped on a flight to Europe this week. On June 2, when his environmental chief rolled out a massive proposed ...

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My Name Is China, and I Have a Pollution Problem

Buried in this month's China headlines -- about the gas pipeline deal with Russia, the U.S. Department of Justice's indictment of Chinese military hackers, and ...

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Put Down Your Pistols: Cap and Trade Isn’t Dead Yet

Cap-and-trade efforts to combat global warming have often come under fire from politicians. And sometimes literally. Back in 2010, West Virginia's now-Senator Joe Manchin memorably ...

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Shouting ‘Melting’ in a Crowded Theater

The drumbeat of headlines from the new U.N. climate report has been loud and insistent: "Global Warming Impacts Widespread, U.N. Panel Says"; "Panel's Warning on ...

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Fracking’s Known Unknowns

With Russia menacing Ukraine and Europe with its natural gas heft, the cry has gone out from British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Wall Street ...

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Exporting Climate Skepticism

The language in the climate wars has gone from academic and polite to downright venomous. In England, Prince Charles has dubbed climate skeptics the "headless ...

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About Kate Galbraith

Kate Galbraith is a San Francisco-based journalist who writes about energy and climate issues. Her work has appeared in the Texas Tribune, the New York Times and the Economist, and she is co-author of The Great Texas Wind Rush.

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