Earth Shattering News About Fracking, Dead Dolphins, and More!


Fossil Fuel Follies

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OO Small Earthquakes Linked To Fracking Could Lead To Major Ones – says a government scientist.

OO Canada: Oil Train Derails, Spills Unknown Amount Of Crude Oil



OO Unusual String Of Bottlenose Dolphin Deaths Linked To BP Oil Spill

Dangerously Dumb Ideas:

OO Climate Hacking, aka Geoengineering, Is Barking Mad

OO Biofuel Goals Could Require All the World’s Crops – which is just how much of a nonstarter it is, made in the 2008 free, downloadable book, Cool the Earth, Save the Economy.


OO Oil And Gas Companies Won’t Have To Pay For Damage Caused To Louisiana’s Coast,
Judge Rules
– the world is theirs to exploit and trash without blame… thanks, judge.

OO Elon Musk Is Right: Hydrogen Is ‘An Incredibly Dumb’ Car Fuel – requiring far more mass and volume of the car, not to mention far lower efficiency in energy conversion.

OO Scientists: No, We Can’t Fight Climate Change By Burning Trees – because trees are the cheapest way to store carbon, and burning them adds to greenhouse gases… duh. Why did the EPA create a memo even hinting at such folly as burning trees for energy?

Clueless Leadership:


OO GOP House Passes Keystone Pipeline Construction Bill
Despite Obama’s Opposition

OO GOP Senators Debate Whether Climate Change Is Real
At EPA Carbon Rule Hearing
– despite the overwhelming evidence and the agreement of reputable scientists that climate change is real. Your tax dollars and votes at work, folks!


OO Big Cities Head For Water Crisis As Populations Explode – and the resulting climate change creates ever worsening droughts.

OO Populations Clash With Forest Conservation Via Agriculture

OO Borneo: Populations Clash With Forest Conservation Via Hunting


OO How Did We Ruin The Oceans? 7 Billion People, That’s How – the climate-changing and chemical pollution of the oceans and voracious appetites of exploding populations are fueling dramatic changes and extinctions of marine animals and ecosystems, warn scientists.


*** YOU CAN ACT ***

Global Population Speak Out 2015 – pledge to become a Population Speak Outactivist, raising public awareness in a variety of ways, including your own.

OO Population Taboo — Kiss It Adieu! Dave Gardner of gives a good 2010 summary of why we need to speak out.

@@ The Most IMPORTANT Video You’ll Ever See, Part I – Human populations are growing exponentially… see what this means for human survival.


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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