Fossil Fuel Follies, the Cost of Climate Change, and More!


Sean Gallagher at Instagram
Coals burns in a peasant’s stove in China, which produces 46% — and burns 49% of total global coal (US EIA). Greenpeace notes online that, “a third of all CO2 emissions come from burning coal. It’s used to produce nearly 40 % of the world’s power.”

Fossil Fuel Follies

OO Drought-Stricken California Let Oil Companies
Inject Waste Into Drinkable Water Sources

OO Millions Of Gallons Of Oil Settled
On Gulf Sea Floor After BP Oil Spill
and continue to wreck the ecosystems there.

OO Pennsylvania: Fracking Companies Regularly Commit Serious Environmental Violations

@@ How to Make a Moonscape on Earth: The Alberta Tar Sands – a photo essay. Todd Korol at Reuters

OO W Virginia: Pipeline Explodes With Huge Fireball making this the 4th major mishap at a US pipeline in a month.

Wikimedia Commons

OO The Pipeline Fight Does Not Stop With Keystone XL – other pipelines equally or more dangerous are in the works.

OO Oklahoma: Nearly Daily Earthquakes Connected to Fracking
Shaking Up Communities


The damage costs of US extreme weather will continue to escalate under climate change.

The Cost of Climate Change:

OO Earth’s Dashboard Is Flashing Red–Are Enough People Listening?

OO Obama Orders Rising Seas Built In to Building Standards

Falling Short on Leadership:

This is what’s happening to American forests, so Europe can burn them up as wood pellets.

OO Obama’s Climate Plan Threatens US Forests – Regulating emissions and clean energy? Yes. Promoting the burning of our forests for biofuels – and saying it’s “carbon-free”? No!

OO Evangelical Senator James Inhofe Says Only God Can Cause Climate Change
OMG! You mean God burns fossil fuels? God help us if Inhofe’s in charge of the US Senate Environment committee.


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 in 2016!) 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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