Climate Change: Rainforests, the Beer Connection, and More!

WHAT WORKS

Speaking Out:

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Rhett Butler at Mongabay

OO Scientists Warn Of Global Warming Threat To Temperate Rainforests and call to reduce emissions before it’s too late.

OO Scientists Warn G20: $60 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
Reinforces “A Dangerous Vision”
– infinite growth is unsustainable.

OO UN Report Warns Of Grave Consequences If Mangroves Not Protected impacting food security, biodiversity, and human coastal communites worldwide

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OO Christian Duty: Cardinal Indicates Themes
Of Pope’s Climate Change Document

OO US Secretary of State Kerry:
Ignoring Climate Change Is ‘Just Plain Immoral’

OO Lawsuit Seeks Strict Limits On Massachusetts Greenhouse Gas Emissions – brought on by a group of teenagers trying to make a difference – more power to them!

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Climate change is not good for brewing beer, and US brewers know it. Sources: Wikipedia, allthesamesong.com

OO US Beer Brewers Call for Action on Climate Change

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OO UN Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

OO Australia: Coal Is Burning Up Australia’s Future say public groups, who are pushing elected leaders to account for their national commitments to lower carbon emissions to cap runaway global warming.

OO Bank of England: Climate Change Is One of the Biggest Risks
To Insurance Industry

OO London to Divest Fossil Fuels
From City’s Pension Fund
– a $9 billion fund.

Good Ideas:

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US Interior Department

OO Public Lands May Be America’s Best Climate Defense – they protect forests that help store atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions while providing space for renewable energy development and protecting wildlife habitat and biodiversity, helping plants and animals adapt to climate change, says a federal official

OO Banks Increasingly Not Financing Mountantop Coal Mining

OO Germany Seeks To Boost Renewable Sources Of Heating for buildings.

Important Insights:

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The two cyclones on the right could jolt the El Nino weather effect. The lower one, Pam, has already wrecked Vanuatu. NOAA

OO ‘Twin’ Cyclones Could Jolt Weak El Nino – spinning opposite each other on either side of the equator.

OO Climate Change Can Skew Fish
Gender Ratios Towards More Males
— with fewer females actually producing fish.

OO Climate Change To Blame For Mysterious Siberia Craters – say Russian scientists.

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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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