Climate Change: Deforested Soil Emits Carbon for Decades, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE
Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon

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We all suffer when forests are destroyed. Source SOB – IAR Indonesia, RAN

Problems:

OO Soil Releases Carbon For Decades After Forests Are Felled study finds.

OO Endangered Forests Shrink As Demand For Soy Rises

OO Myanmar: Commercial Agricultural Expansion Fueling Illegal Logging, Land Conflicts

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One of the many gifts of carbon-storing forests. Credit Rhett Butler atwww.mongabay.com

OO Brazil Confirms Rising Deforestation In The Amazon

OO Proposed Law Could Decimate Indonesia’s Remaining Forests

OO Liberia: Local Land Rights At Risk From Push For Palm Oil

Solutions:

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Suriname elders. Mongabay

OO Suriname: Indigenous Leaders Present Plan
To Govt For Largest Official Protected Area

OO Palm Oil Giant Buys PNG Firm
Noted For Environmental Practices

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 WordPress.com 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 this tundra rhododendron I photographed one summer. 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 andtexts are freely available.

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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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