Obstacles to Climate Action: Politics, Oil Boom, and More!


OO North Dakota, Texas Send U.S. Oil Boom Skyrocketing – enabling more global warming and climate change.

OO Politicians Trying To Fund Overseas Coal Projects Via ‘Eliminating Bureaucracy’

OO Nine States Join Climate Denier’s Lawsuit To Dismantle EPA Carbon Rule


OO 2,500 Oklahoma Earthquakes Linked To Fracking, Scientists Say

OO 40% of Pennsylvania Wells Projected To Fail, Spewing Methane Into Air, Water

OO Fire At Ohio Fracking Well Forced Evacuations, Likely Killed Fish


OO What Every Governor Really Believes About Climate Change, In One Handy Map – helpful in identifying political obstacles; the map is an interactive one at the Climate Progress website.

OO South Asia Slow To Act On Water Threats

OO Quick Methane, Soot Fixes Won’t Solve CO2 Danger


Booming Populations, Rising Economies, Threatened Biodiversity Are Changing Tropics. Foreign images of the tropics often include verdant rainforests, exotic animals, and unchanging weather, but they may also be of entrenched poverty, unstable governments, and appalling environmental destruction reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay. A massive new report, The State of the Tropics, however, finds that the truth is far more complicated.

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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