Rate Of Carbon Emissions Slowed Slightly in 2012 says a new report, writes Jeremy Hance at Mongabay. Although carbon emissions continue to grow, the rate slowed as economic growth continued, offering a glimmer of hope. The slowdown resulted mostly from the continuing switch from coal to natural gas as fuel, and less so, to strides in energy efficiency and renewable energy use. Still, emissions continue to increase. 350.org’s Bill McKibben notes “good news, but nowhere near good enough.” Sadly, he’s spot on.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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