Climate Change: Kids Get It, Heat Acceleration, and More!

 

@@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise – maybe state employees aren’t allowed to say the words, but mother nature doesn’t care – Florida is being increasingly flooded by rising sea levels from climate change.

@@ Brought to you by the Climate Change Youtube Channel

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OO Malawi: ‘God Commanded’ Family Planning,
Says Muslim Leader
in a flood ravaged village, where climate change and population are intersecting –So much so, that long-held cultural assumptions are starting to change.

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OO Population Increases Flood And Drought Threat To Cities

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A lush peat swamp, home to endangered wildlife. Rhett Butler at Mongabay

OO Scientists Warn Peat Fires, Global Warming May Intensify Each Otheras peatlands are drained for agriculture or dry up from climate change.

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OO Solar Power Got Cheaper at a Record-Breaking Pace in 2014

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A new study implicates Arctic warming in helping create prolonged heat waves around the world, including Russia, as it did above during July and August 2010. Red dots indicate the heat wave, which also helped fuel many wildfires there. NASA

Summer Heat Waves May be Linked to Arctic Warming says a new study,reports Andrea Thompson at Climate Central. It implicates Arctic warming in helping create prolonged heat waves around the world by stagnating weather systems that allowed heat and dryness to build.

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OO Arctic Melt Brings More Persistent Heat Waves To US, Europe – the US, Europe and Russia face longer heat waves because summer jet stream winds that formerly brought cool ocean air have been weakened as climate change melts the Arctic, German researchers said.

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@@ Time to Wake Up: Corporate Climate Responsibility 2.0

It’s time for a a US corporate step up to recognizing the importance of taking steps to address climate change – and many are doing so. When will Congress?

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The Kids Get It: climate change is real, and needs action. Now will Congress get it?

OO Poll: 90% Of 12-Year-Olds Understand That Climate Change Is Real – students will visit a dozen offices to ask senators — including Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul — to take a simple elementary school quiz on climate change science.

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Credit Several Seconds at Flickr

Warming Could Hit Rates Unseen in 1,000 Years says a new study, reportsBrian Kahn at Climate Central, especially affecting the northern hemisphere first, becoming so fast that “there’s not going to be anything close to equilibrium,” said lead researcher Steven Smith, underscoring the profound potential impacts on both the natural world and society.

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Rate Of Climate Change To Soar By 2020s
With Arctic Warming 1°F Per Decade
says a new study reports Joe Romm atClimate Progress. It projects that the rate of climate change, which has risen sharply in recent decades, will soar by the 2020s. This is consistent with several recent studies and has dangerous implications for extreme weather, sea level rise, and permafrost melt.

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YOU CAN ACT: Keep It In the Ground Campaign

Join this new campaign launched by the UK Guardian, one of Britain’s most reputable news organizations, in petitioning the world’s top 2 charitable organizations to divest from fossil fuels. You can do so here.

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

Smelling the Peril of Oil: Cofán leader Emergildo Criollo smells remnants of crude oil in a river in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon, where a legacy of destructive oil operations continues to contaminate the region’s water supply and rainforest.

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The Mississippi floods. Margaret Croft/AP archive

OO River Flooding To Affect 40 Million People Annually By 2030

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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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