Sloppy Fracking, Coal Keeps Leaping, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK

The Legacy of Fossil Fuels, and Their Combustion:

“We have privatized profits and socialized costs”

Fossil Fuel Follies

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Santa to Planet Earth: All You’ll Get For Christmas Is More Coal – And Global Heat

OO Coal Demand Set To Break 9 Billion Tonne Barrier This Decade

OO Sloppy Fracking Practices Result In Large Methane Leaks

OO Florida Fracking: State Uilities Want You To Pay For It

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OO Methane Still Belches From US’s Old Oil And Gas Wells

OO As U.S. Cleans Up, It’s Exporting More Pollution – we’re using less coal, but exporting more fossil fuels — so we’re still creating more climate change…

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A Tesla electric roadster: it can be a lot dirtier than it looks, depending on how the electricity was generated. Wikipedia

OO Without Clean Electricity E-Cars Aren’t Clean says a new study; electricity from coal makes them worse than regular gas cars.

OO The U.S. Energy Story: Not a Pretty Picture
A new interactive map of US energy production over the past 20 years shows the biggest growth has been in natural gas, nuclear and biofuels; 2 out of 3 spout carbon emissions….

Ignorance:

OO Most Americans Aren’t Aware Of The Health Impacts Of Climate Change

Bad Ideas: Damning Big Dams

OO False Victories For Sustainability: Amazonian Hydropower – there is a rising backlash against the huge economical, environmental, and sociological costs dams bring.

OO Lao Hydro Dam To Seriously Affect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta both agricultural and aquatic resources, experts warn.

Delaying Action:

OO Climate Accord Struck In Lima, But Key Decisions Postponed

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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