Climate Progress began as a hobby but quickly became a full-time passion for Joe Romm, a physics Ph.D. from MIT who worked for the Rockefeller Foundation during the Cold War, focusing on global security threats, and later at the Department of Energy. After Romm's brother lost a house during Hurricane Katrina, Romm took it upon himself to research whether his brother should rebuild in the New Orleans region. He has been writing about the topic ever since. Viewing climate change through the prism of national security, Romm analyzes breaking energy news and the relevant research, but most important, he challenges the beliefs and conclusions of the mainstream media on climate-change issues. Go get 'em, Joe.