Fossil Fuel Pollution Threatens Food Security, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS

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OO Labor Day 2050:
Global Warming Will Collapse Labor Productivity
– as extreme heat limits outdoor work in peak months, say new studies.

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This could be us, a century from now, if we don’t start seriously tackling climate change today.
Credit Alexander Cahlenstein at flickr

OO Global Warming Ups Chances of Megadroughts Threatening Civilization here and worldwide.

OO Fire And Water: Global Warming Is Making Weather More Extreme
& Costing Us Money
— droughts, wildfires, heat waves, floods – climate research is linking more extreme weather to global warming.

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Maine’s economy, and a treasured culinary delicacy, are threatened by rapidly warming waters.

OO Maine: Lobster, Cod Industries Threatened By Rapidly Warming Seas– in the Gulf of Maine, practically the fastest heating seawaters on the planet.

OO Texas: Water District Fight In Texas Shows
Climate Change And Water Rights Colliding

OO US Drought Divide:
Recent Tropical Rains to Help Plains, Not California

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On this finite planet, more people means more fossil fuel pollution, worsening crop conditions, and less land per person to grow food.

OO Fossil Fuel Pollution Threatens To Push Back Fight Against Hunger By Decades
NGOs react to new research showing air pollution is having a worse effect on food security than previously thought.

OO Africa: Rising Populations Threaten Food Security

OO Pakistan: Extreme Rains Kill Many, Create Worst Flooding In Decades

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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