Fracking Threatens School Children, New Pipeline Menace, and More!


Fossil Fuel Follies:

Notice how the fracking rig blends in with school playground colors?
Credit: Brooke Anderson/

OO 350,000+ California Kids Attend School Near Fracking
— And Most Of Them Are Minorities

OO Oil’s Volatile Price Can Push Investment in Stable Renewable Energyand falling oil prices could help bust American fracking and Canadian tar sands, expensive ventures which need high oil prices to be profitable.

OO Keystone Left Behind As Canadian Oil Pours Into US using alternative existing pipelines.


Brine leaks beyond the pond at this fracking site.

OO Another Big Fracking Pollutant: Many Fracking Brine Leaks which leaks far more often than oil and poison the soils.

Not Investing Enough in Cutting Carbon Now:

OO Climate Investments ‘Falling Short’ of 2°C Goal

Clueless Leadership:


Even elephants can’t survive on oil. Credit: Mary Ellen Harte

OO Democrats Block Keystone Pipeline,
But GOP Vows New Fight in 2015

OO GOP Said China Wouldn’t Follow Through On Its Climate Pledges
— Wrong Again

Inadequate Vision:

OO Promised Cuts In Carbon Emissions By US, Nations,
Not Enough To Prevent Dangerous 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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