Ancient Trees Nearly Extinct, the Chocolate Connection, and More!

Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon

A Camaroon logging truck full of murdered giants. Credit Amcaja at Wikimedia Commons

OO Illegal Logging Still A Big Issue In Cameroon

OO Zimbabwe Forests Under Threat

Malay forest newly cleared for palm oil farm. Credit Rhett Butler at Mongabay

OO Illegal Logging Contributed To Deadly Malaysian Floods – says government minister.

OO Malaysian Authorities Failing To Take Action Against Poachers – wildlife is integral to forest health.


OO New Caledonia, SW Pacific: Ancient Majestic Trees Die Off, Near Extinction – no one reason can be pinpointed, but climate change appears to be fueling a few possible factors, including infestation, feral disturbance, and hot dry weather. These Millenium trees only start reproducing when they become 500 years old.

Where Do Your Chocolate Come From? Wikipedia

OO ‘Sustainable’ Cacao Company Allegedly Continues Deforestation to Farm

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 thisout!

Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by these crocuses I photographed one spring. 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.


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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