Fighting Climate Change: Taxing Coal, Deciding About Fracking, and More!



Speaking Out:

OO In US Energy Boom, Communities Increasingly Decide If Fracking Comes To Town

OO Colorado: Most Want Voters To Decide Whether Their Community Welcomes Fracking


OO This Congressional Candidate Isn’t Running From Climate Change, She’s Running On It

OO The Ghost of Climate Future: Big Oil Managers Clash With Investors Over Climate

Pointed Policies:

OO India, South Korea to Tax Australia Coal

OO Morocco Hailed As Climate ‘Poster Child’ After Oil Subsidy Axed – World Bank hails it.

OO EU Agrees To Improve Energy Efficiency 30% By 2030


OO Giving Up Beef Will Reduce Carbon Footprint More Than Cars says expert.

New scientific insights:

OO Climate Models Accurately Predict Global Warming When Reflecting Natural Ocean Cycles such as the El Niño/La Niña cycles.


Global Warming Causing Extreme Weather Via Jet Stream Waves says a new study, report John Abraham and Dana Nuccitelli at the UK Guardian. The waviness is linked to melting Arctic ice.

The study points out that certain patterns of extreme weather are more likely to occur in certain areas based on past observations: these “waves preferentially increases the probabilities of heat waves in western North America and Central Asia, cold outbreaks in eastern North America, droughts in central North America, Europe, and central Asia, and wet spells in western Asia.” Just think what this means for California, an important food source for the US.

Related Headline: OO Cooler Temps Invade Eastern U.S.

OO Saharan Dust Feeds Iron To Amazon Forests, Deep Ocean Life – and by fertilizing forest growth, helps it store carbon.


A famous phosphorescent bay in Puerto Rico has gone dark. Jedimentat44, Flickr via Creative Commons

OO Phosphorescent Bay, A World Wonder, Goes Dark, And Climate Change Helped – warming oceanic temperatures are causing plankton, including those that create these phosphorescent wonders, to decline.

OO Australia: After The Repeal Of The Carbon Tax , Focus On Renewable Energy

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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