Nature is a Loan Shark

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Nature is a Loan Shark – if you don’t pay him back for all the resources you borrowed, he’ll take revenge – with plenty of interest. In this case, nature loaned us a clean, unpolluted environment, which we’ve used up fast; if we don’t pay back that loan fast, the costs of climate change for humanity will skyrocket. The graph of estimated future climate costs (red area) is modified from OO The Social Cost of Carbon from the PAGE09 Model, from Cambridge University research (via the UK Guardian). There is a significant probability that the costs could be much greater (orange area). Loan shark via machina-3014

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) 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

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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