Population matters, and so does living longer

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Longer Lives, Bigger Impacts On Climate Change and Extinctions says a new study, reports Dominic Rowland at Mongabay.com. The number of people simultaneously using resources on this planet is due both to the increasing numbers being born, but also to the longer lives – people are not dying as fast as they are being born. This means a bigger carbon footprint, and greater pressure on the survival of other species.

OO Will Increased Food Production Devour Tropical Forest Lands? It sure looks like it, and growing populations are driving it.

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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