Swapping Clothes, Saving Forests, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon

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Credit jarO at Flickr

OO Tropical Forests Play Huge Role in Inhaling Greenhouse Emissions – and may be more effective as CO2 levels in the air increase, says a new study: even more reason to conserve them…

OO 2014: ‘The Year of Zero Deforestation Commitment – in the production of palm oil pledged by nearly two dozen major companies, and including peatlands in that pledge.

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Choose Life for a Forest: Buy Pre-Loved Clothes – much of the dissolve pulp from a destroyed forest goes into making synthetic cloth for new clothes. You can choose not to support this by swapping clothes with friends — or shopping at thrift or consignment shops! Renewable fashion at fantastic prices! Source: elizabethany.com

OO Activists Call Out ‘One Of The Worst Deforestors In Pulp And Paper’ – as emblematic of how growth of the industry threatens existing forests.

OO South American Commodity Boom Drives Deforestation, Land Conflicts – even as the exploitation temporarily helps millions out of poverty. But the resulting climate change and conflicts could undo that.

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 WordPress.com 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 thisout!

Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by these wild flax I photographed one summer. 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 textsare freely available.

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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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