Fracking ADHD Link, Climate Change Censorship, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK

Fossil Fuel Follies:

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OO US Energy Boom Might Be A Short One since the majority of the country’s shale oil and gas reserves could prove too deep and too expensive to drill.

OO Cheap Oil Bad For Carbon Cuts –
And For Fossil Investment, Too

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How close does your family live to an oil refinery? It’s a Matter of Health
Find out on this interactive map here. Earth Justice

OO Rich Countries Subsidising Oil, Gas And Coal Companies $88 Billion A Year

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This is where the US is subsidizing exploration for oil we cannot afford to burn – the US, and Russia — and Putin’s buddies. To see where others are subsidizing this, go here:

OO How The G20 Subsidises Exploration For Fossil Fuel – Interactive

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Ajsmen91 at Wikimedia Commons

OO Air Pollution Exposure Can Drastically Increase
A Child’s Chances Of Developing ADHD

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Wikipedia

OO Affordable Food or Cheap Gas? Choose One as food and fracking corporations fight for the same precious resource, water.

OO India: Air Pollution ‘Cutting Crop Yields By Almost Half’

OO China’s Reliance On Coal Costs Over 600,000 Lives A Year says a new study.

Clueless Leadership:

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Republicans do not want to regulate this pollution. Source RTCC

OO Senate Republicans Vow To Dismantle Carbon Emissions Rules

OO Climate Change Denier Jim Inhofe (R)
In Line For Senate’s Top Environmental Job

OO GOP Election Rout Delivers Blow To US Leadership On Climate Change

Inadequate Action:

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Even capping warming at 2 C will not prevent even more extreme weather in the future many scientists now say – unless we move dramatically to cut emissions via a transfer to clean energy and greater energy efficiency.

OO Capping Warming At 2 C Not Enough To Avert Disaster, many experts warn.

OO Cutting Methane, Soot Not Enough to Tackle Warming

OO Australia ‘Losing Out’ On Renewable Energy Investment – renewable energy investments there has dropped by 70% in the last year, says the national Climate Council, as foreign investors go elsewhere because the government has no clear renewable energy policy.

Faith in Techno-Fixes:

OO Many Experts Now Say: Technology Can’t Fix Climate Change

Not Speaking Out:

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This could be a bittersweet memory decades from now, if we don’t halt ocean acidification. chidorian of japan/Flickr

OO Censored: Acidification Tops List Of Important Stories Ignored By Media

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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