Nature Now Mimics Climate Change Experiment, Forget Geoengineering, and More!

WHAT WORKS

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Speaking Out:

OO New York Times: Those Who Deny Climate Science Are Not ‘Skeptics’

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Source: Climate Progress

OO US National Academy: Forget Geoengineering – Even The Term Is Misleading since ” ‘engineering’ implied a level of control that is illusory.” The two academy reports concluded “There is no substitute for dramatic reductions in the emissions of CO2.”

OO President Obama Emphasizes Cold Hard Truth About Climate Change

OO Ranking The Best And Worst Companies In Terms Of Deforestation – assessment ranks more than 400 companies, banks, investor, and other powerbrokers by the extent and scope of their sourcing policies for six ‘forest risk commodities’: soy palm oil, beef, leather, timber, pulp and paper.

Related Headline:

OO Chinese Companies Named And Shamed On List Of Deforestation ‘Power Brokers’

OO Greenpeace Targets Banco Santander for Financing a Controversial Logging Company

Important Insights:

OO Warmer Seas Linked To East Coast Hurricane Outbreaks

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A subalpine wildflower meadow in the Colorado Rockies is the site of the first and longest running global warming field experiment in the world. Credit Ben Blonder

OO 23-Year Global Warming Field Experiment Now Finds
Global Warming Impacts Already Underway
Full disclosure: the lead researcher, John Harte, is my husband.

OO Why Climate Scientists Are Right About How Hot The Planet Is Going To Get – historical evidence in sediments now back them up, a new study shows.

OO Fossil Fuel Pollution Decreased Rainfall In Central America – by shifting a vital rainfall belt south, says a new study that examined a 450 year old record rainfall and temperature.

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Source: The Daily Climate

OO Human Brain, Media Not “Wired” For Climate Understanding say 2 leading Australian scientists, and reporting all sides of a story often results in public confusion rather than clarity… maybe it has something to do with presenting all sides as if they all have equal legitimacy.

Good Ideas:

OO Save Mangroves: They Save Coral Reefs and Coasts
From Climate Change
– say federal scientists, who focus on how these coastal swamps can save our declining reefs.

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Source Wang et al, Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research journal, 2014

‘Smart’ Windows Could Save Energy Tiny droplets of a heat sensitive gel sandwiched between glass panes turn cloudy when it’s hot outside, filtering out some warming sunlight, an improvement over current electronic versions, reports Sid Perkins at Student Science.

OO Want to Save money on your energy bill? There’s a game for that.

OO Getting More Restaurants To Go Carbon-Neutral – begins the minute the customer walks through the door.

Informed Leadership:

OO UK’s Three Party Leaders Sign Joint Climate Pledge

OO California Lawmakers Introduce Major Package Of Bills To Tackle Climate Change

OO Leading in Cleaning Up Trucking:
A Young Green CEO of a Big Company
– in trucking, worth $100 million.

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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