A Republican Climate Scientist Explains Global Warming, and Much More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

@@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley,
Climate Scientist — and Republican

@@ Richard Alley on being a Republican


The Future Is Up Front: Wind turbines churn as coal cooling towers behind them emit steam in Germany 2009. Credit Pawel Kopczynski, Reuters

2014: First Time in 40 Years, World Economy Grew But CO2 Levels Didn’t! says a new International Energy Agency Report, writes Chris Mooney at theWashington Post. Several factors are at play here, such as: China and other countries move towards renewables, higher energy efficiency overall, more efficient cars, and gas replacing coal in the US and elsewhere.

Another myth shatters: we CAN economically prosper as we move towards clean energy!



Time to Wake Up: Republicans Outside of Congress Support Action on Climate Change – this is an oldie but goldie from December 2013, but still relevant today – unfortunately.


Credit Mark Abeln

Through a Christian Lens:
God Created Universal Laws That Explain Manmade Global Warming

writes Chris Mooney at the Washington Post, in response to Senator Inhofe’s strange mix of willful ignorance and literal biblical interpretations. Understanding how those laws operate can be viewed as a form of religious devotion, as even Galileo once indicated.


@@ Everyday Climate Change at Instagram
Bringing you the face of climate change daily

Credit @jameswhitlowdelano
An energy efficient tatami bedroom in Tokyo, Japan: One way the average Japanese person consumes roughly 50% as much energy as the average American is by sleeping in unheated houses even on nearly freezing winter nights The tatami (mat) room gets down to 46-50F, but it gets hot beneath the blankets stacked high.


How Can 1 Billion Chinese Affect the USA?

Answer: China’s Pollution Could Be Behind Cold, Snowy US Winters say NASA scientists, reports Michaeleen Doucleff at National Public Radio. As China has become a major carbon polluter in recent decades, more of its pollution (animationhere) blows over the Pacific and ends up in Canada, where the carbon particles can form the nuclei of snow – lots of it, which then gets funneled into the northeast US. due to the changing jet stream.

Chinese Pollution Makes Life Horrendous for Chinese, Too:

What if YOU had to worry about your new baby surviving pollution? This gut- wrenching scene is the opening salvo indicting China’s catastrophic and pervasive pollution.

@@ Full video: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog

OO China Blocks Web Access To “Under The Dome” – as it went viral, the searing documentary about China’s catastrophic air pollution, had hundreds of millions of Chinese views, garnering praise for its honesty from official Chinese press. After one week, the government banned it.


And New York Thought It Had It Bad…

OO 8 Feet of Snow in 16 Hours dumped on Capracotta, Italy, a little mountain village, recently, breaking previous records. Source UK Telegraph


OO 4 Cyclones Hovered over Australia Recently! Source Weather Channel

OO Satellite Data Suggests Forest Loss Is Accelerating much faster than previously thought. Oh-oh.

OO A New Price To Pay For Destruction Of Forests:
Resurgence Of The Plague
Deforestation to expand agricultural lands could be exposing more people to diseases like the “Black Death,” which devastated populations in the Middle Ages


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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