Mark Jacobson

The last week has seen a flood of stories on clean energy’s prospects – stories that make your head spin with their conflicting
The recent United Nations Climate Summit's (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way.
The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.
Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.
Sixty-five is a longtime bullet-point mile marker along the Interstate of American Life, the product of uncounted hours of congressional back room dealing and insurance-company probability charts.
New York magazine's cover story on Anthony Weiner seemed to read like any other feature about the disgraced former congressman mayoral's bid, until it took an utterly bizarre turn when its writer, Mark Jacobson, decided to wax creepy poetic about the time he met the candidate's wife, Huma Abedin.
"It is made from the skin of the Jews," the man said in the local patois. " Hitler made skin out of the Jews." The price was $35.