The Cutest Protestors You’ll Ever See, Volcanoes, Climate, and More!

WHAT WORKS

Speaking Out:

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OO Harvard’s Heat Week Sparks Fire For Fossil Fuel Divestment – ‘We need disruptive politics,’ says professor as students begin sit-ins around campus.

OO Democratic Senators Outs GOP Leader Mitch McConnell Hypocrisy – McConnell exhorts governors to ignore climate rules, even as his state is addressing climate change.

OO Green Group Praises Bush On Climate Remarks – as Jeb said that the US should work cooperatively to reduce carbon emissions.

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Source: UK Guardian

OO Australia Coal Seam Gas Protesters Stage
‘Longest Ever’ Demonstration
along 2,000 km of highway; mining the gas uses and pollutes precious water supplies in drought-ridden Australia.

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Prime Minister Modi is encouraging the explansion of solar power in India.

OO Prime Minister Modi: India Must Lead On Climate Change

OO Dutch Citizens Sue Their Govt Over Failure To Act On Climate Change– a matter of human rights.

OO China, Other Big Emitters Challenge Australia
Over Its Poor Climate Change Policies

Good Ideas:

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What are your voting priorities – jobs, health, security? Leaders who address climate change will be improving all three.

OO Liberal Groups Aim To Register A Million Climate Voters

OO Adidas Wants To Recycle Oceanic Plastic Garbage Into Shoes And Clothing

OO Turning Oil Companies Into Climate Allies

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Circular Economy. Source http://www.apdiltd.com

OO Circular Economy Could Bring 70% Cut In Carbon Emissions By 2030says a new study from The Club of Rome, a global thinktank, by using and re-using, rather than using up, yielding multiple benefits. .

OO Even Big Oil Stockholders Are Concerned About Climate Change

Related Headline:

OO BP Investors Want to Know How Climate Change Will Affect Assets

OO BP Shareholders Back More Disclosure On
How BP Will Affect Climate Change Risks

Important Insights:

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The Great Divide: unusually hot (red) and cold (blue) emperatures across the U.S.Credit: NOAA

OO The US East-West Weather Divide: Drivers Include
Pacific Climate Cycle, and the Arctic
indicate new studies.

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Credit NOAA photo library

OO Ocean Biosystem Is Very Sensitive To Climate Change Short term climate changes can cause major marine damage that requires up to 1,000 years for recovery says a new study.

OO CO2, and Ancient Earth Climates:
A Giant Ice Ball Became Liveable, Then Wiped Lifeless
– 240 Billion years ago, volcanism injected lots of CO2 into the atmosphere of iceball Earth, ultimately melting it into oceans surrounding land, reconstructs one study.

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Volcanism has driven major climatic changes in the past, just as humans do so now via the same mechanism: injecting massive amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.Source youtube.com

Yet another volcanic CO2 injection , just 250 Million years ago, caused the greatest extinction of life on the planet, warming the atmosphere, acidifying oceans, and wiping out most living species, evidence shows. Does that last scenario ring any bells?

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Got Tuna? Not for long, if we keep polluting its home and overfishing it. Oil can transform larvae (top) into fatally flawed babies (bottom). Credit John Incardona at NOAA

OO Oil Spills and Baby Fish Don’t Mix – Anywhere -meaning any marine oil spills worldwide can devastate fishing.

OO Argentina: Climate Change Threatens Wine Production says a new report.

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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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