Climate Change Challenges: Overpopulation, Fossil Fuel Follies, and More!


Unrelenting Population Growth Driving Global Warming, Mass Extinction reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay. It took humans around 200,000 years to reach a global population of one billion. But, in two hundred years we’ve exploded to 7 times that, adding an extra billion every dozen years over the past 40 years. At these unsustainable levels, we’re quickly destroying many plants and animals that sustain us, and creating an unlivable planet.


Madagascar: As Population Soars, Unique Animals Go Extinct. This is one of them, the endangered Coquerel’s sifaka. Credit Rhett Butler at

OO Teaching Family Planning: A Teen Soap Opera 


OO Fracked Oil, Gas Well Defects Leading to Methane Leaks

OO Air Pollution Spikes In US Homes Near Fracking Wells

OO Oil From U.S. Fracking Is More Explosive Than Expected 

OO Radioactive Risks From Fracking Waste


OO US Wind Power Headed For Dismal Year As Carbon Emissions Rise
Expiration of tax credits blamed as wind power installations slow, while coal makes inroads into gas

OO How The Media Fails To Cover Climate Science

Credit Daniel Hollister at flickr

OO Global Warming Conspiracy Theorist Zombies Devour Telegraph And Fox News Brains

OO Why Engineering the Atmosphere with Aerosols Won’t Solve Climate Change

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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