Climate Change: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop, and More!

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

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And They’re All the Same Age! Not. But a new study indicates that El Nino, which is exacerbated by climate change, can stunt kids’ growth. The grandmother of these kids, though, wonders what future awaits them in a climate change world.

OO Another Side Effect Of Climate Change And El Niño Events? Shorter Kids.

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OO Polar Bears Die Off by 40%

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OO Protect Bristol Bay from Offshore Drilling

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SOLAR KEEPS RISING

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OO Iowa Conservative Farmers Find New Cash Crop: Solar Power with the help of a popular tariff program, forming the most successful US community-based solar energy programs.

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OO Solar Power As Next Industrial Revolution – Led By China

Globally, China’s delay on some solar projects means that Japan might be the biggest solar market in 2015, with a predicted installation of 10-12 gigawatts. But a new studyindicates that China can get 40% of its energy from renewables by 2040, economically.

Iran plans to double its wind and solar power production, as does India, which plansto boost its renewables to 15% of total energy supply by 2020.

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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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