Tropical Forests Threatened by Farming, Global Food Demand, and More!

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

OO Condition Of Tropical Forests ‘Worsening’, Could Become ‘Critical’

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CreditPeter Van Der Sleen at http://www.rainfor.org

OO Global Warming Is Already Clobbering The Amazon – research data show mnay trees growing faster and dying younger, recycling their carbon faster. A tipping point is coming, but no one can predict the global ramifications.

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Where does your cholcolate come from? Wikipedia.

OO Peru Govt Allows Amazon Deforestation for ‘Ethical’ Chocolate and palm oil.

OO Illegal Deforestation Driven By EU Appetite For Beef, Palm Oil, Soy, say new reports.

OO Growing Need For Deforestation-Free Rubber
As Tire Demand Destroys Native Forests

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 flower I photographed one spring. 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 and texts 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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