Climate Change: CEOs Speak Out, Ancient Evidence, and More!

WHAT WORKS

Speaking Out:

OO 14 High-Profile CEOs Want To Rid The Global Economy Of Carbon Emissions By 2050
“New jobs, cleaner air, better health, lower poverty and greater energy security.”

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8,000 strong in largest anti fracking rally in Oakland, CA despite rain. Source: 350.org

OO Health Sector Should Divest From Fossil Fuels, Medical Groups Say – just as they did with tobacco decades ago.

OO Health Care Industry Has Moral Obligation To Divest From Fossil Fuels, report argues.

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The fate of Maine’s lobsters is on the table.

OO Maine Report Warns Of ‘Urgent’ Need To Address Ocean Acidification
which threatens its lobster industry.

OO EPA Justifies Presidential Veto of Keystone Pipeline: Low Oil Prices, High Climate Cost

Related Headlines:

OO EPA: Keystone XL to Emit 1 Billion Extra Tons of GreenHouse Gases

OO EPA Gives Obama New Reason To Reject Pipeline: Low Oil Prices

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Source: solarpanelspower.net

OO Obama’s New Budget Puts Billions Toward Fighting Climate Change

“The most costly thing we can do
is to do nothing,”

EPA Acting Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg said.

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Deforestation continues worldwide, even as recent research indicates that trees are the cheapest way to store carbon. Credit Rhett Butler at Mongabay

OO Scientists, Conservationists Call For More Inclusive Efforts To Save Forests

OO Wales Says No To Fracking Until ‘Proven Safe’ – just like Scotland and Ireland said.

OO Australia: Greens Call forAll Coal Mines to Close in New South Wales

Good Ideas:

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Source: plusmaths.org

OO Low Energy Prices Offer Opening For Subsidy Cuts and governments in the Middle East and much of the developing world are doing so.

OO Money Versus Morals:
Why Economic Rewards Trump Polite Messaging in Efficiency
– money wins out, at least in Japan, in coaxing home energy efficiency gains.

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OO Low CO2 Emissions Tax Possible If Clean Technology Is Also Implemented

OO Lawmakers Propose Laws To Push Electric Car Ownership

Insights:

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The Arctic was warm during the Pliocene.

OO Ancient Climate Records
Back Current IPCC Predictions
– yes, Virginia, the future climate is going to be just as disastrous as IPCC scientists predict, judging from our fossil records.

OO How Termites Hold Back The Desert, Fighting Climate Change – with massive mounds that provide a moist refuge for plants in a dry landscape.

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Credit Matt Clark at Flickr

OO Global Warming May Spawn More Southeast US Tornadoes

OO Rise In Wildfires May Resurrect Chernobyl’s Radiation – Climate change may help spur fires there that could release radioactivity locked in soils, letting them spread all over Europe. allow them to spread over Europe.

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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