An Inspiring Message on Climate Change, Polar Bears Dying, and More!

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

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An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change
National Scientific Advisor John Holdren on David Letterman , viewed here.

Takeaways:

There is a huge difference between doing nothing and doing a lot to address climate change: 3.5 F warming is VERY different from 10 F warming, so even if 3.5F is inevitable, we can’t stop trying to do as much as possible and ASAP to address climate change.

Addressing climate change will also vastly improve air quality and people’s health worldwide, which is a big reason why China and other countries are investing bigtime in clean energy sources.

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As predicted, these wonderful animals are declinging dramatically as their habitat melts away…
Gerard Van der Leun/Flickr

OO Polar Bears Decline 40%

SOLAR KEEPS FLYING

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OO Solar Energy’s Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Cheaper

OO It Was $40 Billion Cheaper to Install Solar in 2013 Than in 2012

OO America Could Get 10% Of Its Energy From Solar Power By 2030 says a new report , if the US implements ambitious policy goals for solar energy.

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The new scenery for air travelers flying west: solar farms!

OO Renewable Energy Farms Spread Through California Deserts

OO Topaz, the Largest Solar Plant in the World, Is Now Fully Operational

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NREL

OO Solar Companies Morph Into Publicly Traded Quasi-Utilities, led by SolarCity, to fuel rapid expansion, in an effort to bring down solar costs as fast as possible before a key fed incentive dies in 2016, reports Morgan Lee at the Sand Diego Union Tribune.

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Check it out here, right now!

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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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