Expert Blog

The latest opinion and analysis from NRDC’s science, legal, and policy experts.

Yes, Growth Can Be Good

Passionate defender of nature Edward Abbey once said that "growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell." Skepticism about growth isn't unusual...

October 29, 2007

$100 per barrel oil?

In a first since they began trading on NYMEX in 1983, futures for oil hit $92 . This continues an eye-popping runup in prices this year, as you can see in the...

October 26, 2007

Shifting Gears

Our friend Tom Friedman struck again this weekend, penning a thoughtful column in Sunday's NYT . In it, he talks about the remarkable greening of the huge taxi...

October 22, 2007

An Oily Mess

Contracts for an important crude oil type called a "benchmark" -- West Texas Intermediate (WTI) -- reached another landmark today: $90, for the first time EVER...

October 18, 2007

Going Green = Making $$$

The University of Maryland just released a review of economic studies of climate change . Here are the five key findings: Impacts will occur across the country...

October 17, 2007