Fighting Climate Change With Reality Drop, Humane Population Regulation, and More!


Speaking Out:


You Can Help Fight Climate Change with Reality Drop, a project by theClimate Reality Project, to combat the rampant online misinformation about climate change and its solutions, especially clean energy. It makes it easy for you spread the truth or combat the denial surrounding hotly debated articles in their comment sections. Like a good fight? Here ya go!

OO We Must Manage Climate Risks By Cutting Carbon Pollution,
Top Scientists Conclude

OO Australia: Yawuru Native People Camp Out To Oppose Fracking

Source dailycollegian/Flickr

Divestment Movement Growing Among NGOs, Cities reports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast. The Oregon Environmental Council shed its dirty stocks and invested in green companies recently. And’s Fossil Free movement enlisted its 30th city worldwide (Orebro, Sweden) to divest its investment portfolio from coal and oil.

The movement is growing, with campaigns up and running in London and eight German cities, and Paris waiting in the wings. Nearly 200 institutions, managing an estimated $50 billion, have pledged to divest since 2011; the number of investment professionals offering fossil-free portfolios has increased more than 50% this year.


Where Voters Made a Difference on Climate:

Although the 2014 US elections shifted control of Congress under to a group dominated by climate deniers, who profess to understand nothing about the science, the elections also saw climate change solutions becoming a voting priority, reportsSeth Zuckerman at ClimateCast.

Fracking bans won in a Texas oil town, an Ohio college town, and in two of three California counties that voted on the issue. In the northeast, the voter elected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, who promised to bring his state into theNortheast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Zack Malitz on twitter

OO Americans Are Voting For Fracking Bans –
They Don’t Trust The Oil And Gas Industry


Creating Sustainable Populations Humanely:

Educating by Entertaining on Population, Health: African Radio – a new soap opera radio series launched in Rwanda aims to engage people emotionally as it confronts taboo subjects and informs on reproductive health and fertility, reports theInstitute for Reproductive Health.
Doing what’s responsible and right for humanity and the planet: getting a vasectomy.

The Latest Climate Change Statement:
Webcast Your Vasectomy
and be counted among the heroes on World Vasectomy Day, which was on November 14th this year, reports Jason Plautz at the National Journal. The day is a worldwide celebration of a different sort of sacrifice: men who get vasectomies.

Learning More About Climate Change:


OO Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate – a learning tool for students and educators.

Good Ideas:

OO A Web Vacuum That Sucks CO2 from Your Email – at gmail, by identifying all those 1,000s of old emails you have yet to clean out of your email box; storing them uses up energy. Check it out here.

OO Scientists Create First Detector
Of Fracking Contamination In Water
– they can trace leaks and spills of fracking fluids–and even detect their presence in treated water.

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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