What Helps Address Climate Change: Doctors Divest, and More!

WHAT WORKS

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OO UK Doctors Vote To End Fossil Fuels Funding. The UK’s national medical organization sends a strong message about climate change by voting to withdraw funds from the fossil fuel industry and to support renewable energy instead.

OO The Declaration Of Interdependence: Jefferson’s ‘Brilliant Statement Of Intergenerational Equity’ – we rob the liberties of future generations by bankrupting their environmental legacy.

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OO Pope Francis: Destroying The Rainforest Is A Sin – and over-exploiting the earth.

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You can donate here.

OO Historic First: Congressional Climate Candidate makes climate a centerpiece issue in a democratic primary race for a Michigan house seat, reportsMichael Mann at ClimateCrocks. “Renewed Energy for Michigan” is candidate Nancy Skinner’s slogan. We need more like her.

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Koch brothers protest. Credit Matt Leonard at Flickr.

OO Obama Allies Take On Koch Brothers Over Climate Denial calling on voters to fight back against Koch influence. There should be a law against getting high on Koch.

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A federal ruling could influence the future of major fossil fuel projects. Wikipedia.

Judge’s Rejection Of Coal Mine Based On Global-Warming Has Major Implications For Pipelines and more
reports John Cushman at InsideClimate News. The federal judge blocked a Colorado coal project because federal agencies failed to consider the future global-warming damages from burning fossil fuels. The same rationale could be used potentially to block the Keystone pipeline and other fossil fuel projects.

OO Energy Department Announces $4 Billion For Projects To Fight Global Warming

EPA Proposes To Limit Methane Pollution From Trash Dumps reports Emily Atkin at Climate ProgressAdditionally, other proposed measures will target methane emissions from oil wells on native American reservations.

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Credit Peter Gordois at Wikimedia Commons.

OO UN Gains New Powers To Tackle Air Pollution

OO Getting China Climate Action Via US Unilateral Emissions Cuts

OO Chinese Coal Consumption To Peak In 2024 – Bloomberg

OO To Improve Accuracy, BBC Tells Reporters: No Air Time To Climate Deniers

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OO This Train Could Power A Fleet Of Electric Buses by redirecting its waste heat

OO How Energy Efficiency Is Hitting It Big With The High Tech Industry

OO Diverting Fossil Fuel Subsidies Into Clean Tech could raise what researchers say is the extra $80 billion needed per year to avert dangerous climate change.

OO Success: UK Climate Change Policies Have Not Harmed Economy
and its businesses, says a Grantham Institute study.

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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