The Deforestation-Free Holiday shopping pledge, and More!

Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon


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OO Malaysia: Sarawak Govt Minister Calls State’s Logging Industry ‘Corrupt’ – a striking new tone from an historically aloof government.

OO Rising Deforestation, Fossil Fuels Use Drive Brazil’s Emissions Higherand the government’s silence on it is deadening.

OO Brazilian Govt Silent As Deforestation Rises In The Amazon

When forests are destroyed in Indonesia, orangutans die.

OO Giant Palm Oil User Cuts Supplier Over Deforestation Allegations

OO IKEA Commits To Zero Deforestation Palm Oil from its suppliers.

OO Indonesia Imposes Moratorium On New Logging Permits


OO Disappearing Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot:
NE India Losing Forests As People Move In

OO Conflict-Fueled Deforestation In Assam Continues

OO Palm Oil Interest Surge In Papua New Guinea Threatens Local Communities

There is, of course, much more news on the consequences and solutions to climate change. To get it, check out this annotated resource list I’ve compiled, “Climate Change News Resources,” , at here. For more information on the science of climate change, its consequences and solutions you can view my annotated list of online information resources here.

To help you understand just what science does and does NOT do, check this out!

Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by Osorno, a Chilean volcano I photographed recently. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future. If you’d like to join the increasing numbers of people who want to TELL Congress that they will vote for clean energy candidates you can do so here. It’s our way of letting Congress know there’s a strong clean energy voting bloc out there. For more detailed summaries of the above and other climate change items, audio podcasts and texts are freely available.


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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