Understanding What Impedes Climate Change Action: Misleading the Public

>> Misleading the Public:

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Scientists say that when this little girl releases the ball, it will fall. The science behind global warming is just as basic. Why use the phrase ‘scientists say’ when talking about it? Sources: via Climate Progress; http://www.brighthubeducation.com

Nix ‘Scientists Say’ on Basic Global Warming Facts, says science writer Elizabeth Kolbert to the media, since it implies a debate where there is none, reportsJoe Romm at Climate Progress. Global warming is almost as much an accepted fact as gravity. Now, what are we going to do about it?

OO A girl explains how global warming works – listen up, Boehner! in an enlightening video, Via Climate Reality at Climate Progress.

OO US House Speaker Boehner Says He’s ‘Not Qualified’ To Talk About Climate Science as do many other Republican policymakers – and that’s irresponsible to be that ignorant on this vital subject, counter many scientists. If US children understand global warming, so can our political leaders – I hope! Start boning up, Boehner!

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OO GOP Dominated Groups Attack Obama’s Plan To Cut Pollution Before It’s Presented

OO Canadian Govt Doesn’t Let Its Meteorologists Talk About Climate Change

OO Australian Coal Companies Used Spies To Infiltrate Group Of Activists

>> Discouraging Clean Renewable Energy:

OO Ohio GOP Legislators Vote To Roll Back Renewable Energy Standard – making it the first state to do so. Shame, shame!

>> Enabling Dirty Energy:

OO Pro-Fracking Bill Flies Through North Carolina Legislature

OO US – Mexico Gas Exports To Double In Next Five Years says EIA

OO California: Oil Lobby Kills Proposed Statewide Fracking Ban reportsEmily Atkin at Climate Progress, but that simply shifts action to communities, where local anti-fracking laws are popping up and spreading.

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AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach via Climate Progress

Want to Ban Fracking in Your Community? Check out the Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc. website for legal help in creating a local ban.

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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