Fossil Fueled Elections, the Population-Pork Connection, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK

Fossil Fuel Follies :

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OO Fossil Fuel Industry Spent $700+ Million During 2014 Elections – 10 times more than environmental groups.

OO Disused Oil And Gas Wells A Major Source Of Methane

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AP Photo

OO Barehanded Children Help Clean Up Massive Bangladeshi Oil Spill – in the world’s largest mangrove forest, a protected sanctuary for a rare dolphin, as experts arrived to help.

OO World’s Top 500 Firms’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise 3% from 2010 to 2013, far off the cuts urged by the United Nations to limit global warming, says a new study.

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The massive oil spilled by Deepwater Horizon is replicated every two months on average in Russia. Wikipedia

OO A Deepwater Horizon Every 2 Months:
Constant Oil Spills Devastate Russia

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Source: Government of Australia

OO The Population-Pork-Climate Change Connection:
China’s Massive Pork Appetite Raises Emissions
– via greenhouse gas emissions from its massive farms, and from the deforestation to plant soybeans, a pig feed. The bad news? Pork consumption is ever rising in ever more populous China.

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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