New Climate Report Tries to Inform Know-Nothing US Leaders

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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Stephen Colbert: The Republicans’ Inspiring Message on Climate Change —
You, Too, Can Be a Non-Scientist! To see this hilarious video clip, go here.


OO Climate Inaction Likely to Cause Irreversible Impacts
Warn World Scientists
– The small risks associated with cutting carbon emissions are greatly outweighed by far more likely possibilities of severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts of climate change by 2100 notes the latest IPCC report.

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The face of super typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines: Extreme weather and the ensuing destruction will only increase under continued climate change.

The sooner we act to slow sea level rise, ocean acidification, and ever more extreme weather, the more we will save, in both future economic and environmental resources.


“Our effect on climate is clear; emissions of GHGs are highest ever. Climate changes have had widespread impacts on humans and nature” is the first of 18 tweets summarizing the latest IPCC report.
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OO IPCC Climate Change Report: In 18 Tweets


IPCC Report: We Can Slow Climate Change Dramatically reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay. Warming is unequivocal and up to 95% of the study’s authors agree it is human driven. Humanity now has to decide between a pace of warming that human society–and much of nature–can adapt to and one that wreaks irreversible harm.

“The solutions are many and allow for continued economic and human development. All we need is the will to change, ” notes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman.

UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance reports John Upton atClimate Progress. Stark warnings are balanced with specific solutions we can enact to address global warming.

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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