Acting on Climate Change: Economic Benefits, a New Bipartisan Bill, and More!

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OO World Bank: Tackling Climate Change Would Grow Global EconomyBank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, says findings put to rest claims that the world could not afford to act on climate change.

OO World Bank: Fighting Climate Change Would Boost Global Economy Up To $2.6 Trillion A Year

OO Small Business Owners: Climate Action Will Protect Our Livelihoods

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OO Investment In Clean Energy And Efficiency Could Spur A $12 Billion Market

OO Not Eating Meat Can Cut Your Food-Related Carbon Emissions Almost In Half, Study Finds

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Senators Take Bipartisan Action To Reduce Pollutants Responsible For 40% Of Global Warming reports Eliza Dach and Rebecca Lefton at Climate Progress.
Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Susan Collins’ (R-ME) introduced a bipartisan proposal to address climate change. Now these two are true patriots in the Senate!

OO Why A National Carbon Tax Would Be Amazing — In Four Charts
A new analysis shows a national carbon tax could cut carbon emissions far more than any politician is contemplating — while also making America’s workers better off.

OO Hacking the Climate: the Search for Solutions to the World’s Greatest Challenge – a new series highlighting the co-benefits of tackling climate change in stories from around the world. Here is the first in the series, on a successful carbon tax imposed in British Columbia.

OO Scientists Create New Battery That’s Cheap, Clean, Rechargeable … And Organic

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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