US Oil Bomb Trains Threaten Communities, and More!


Sources NYTimes, L, AP, R

@@ Danger on the Rails: Bomb Trains – that new oil from North Dakota is highly volatile, greatly increasing the probability of exploding trains — as they roll through your town or those of friends and relatives – and as they already have in the U.S. recently. A compelling video.

To Ban the Bomb Trains by signing a petition here.

OO US Oil Spills Are On The Rise offshore and onshore.

OO Fracking Waste Puts US Public At Risk, study says.


Harvard’s Carbon Footprint harms communities far beyond its borders.Wikipedia

OO Harvard’s $36 Billion Endowment
May Have A 100-Million-Ton Carbon Footprint

OO U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Spiked 2% in 2013 – our air and future got a little dirtier.

OO Oil Layoffs Worldwide Hit 100,000 and Counting

Source RTCC

OO Energy Companies’ Fuel Reserves Has 500% More Carbon Dioxide
Than Can Be Safely Burned
, report says. So why are they wasting billions looking for more?

OO Legal Battle Begins Over Obama Bid to Curb Greenhouse Gases

OO Canada Far From Meeting Committments On Greenhouse Gas

@@ Mexico: 500,000 Left Without Drinking Water After Oil Spill

Bad Ideas:

US Prairies store carbon, harbor unique flowers, and grow important food for our domestic bees. Source

OO Turning Prairies Into Gas: U.S. Biofuel Production Destroys Carbon-Storing Grasslands

OO Chinese Report Blames Indian Emissions For Pollution Of Tibetan Plateau – a vast area that influences weather worldwide.

OO China Used Water to Make Energy –
Now It Will Do the Reverse
and spike emissions further as thirsty cities plan to build desalination plants.

Clueless Leadership:


Even elephants can’t survive on oil. Credit: Mary Ellen Harte

OO GOP Lawmakers Threaten To Throw Out All That Made Texas A Wind Power Leader

OO First 100 Days: GOP Congress Focused On
Undermining Energy, Environmental Laws

OO GOP Congress Is Pushing A Bill To Badly Weaken The EPA’s Climate Rule


OO GOP Marco Rubio Doubts Manmade Global Warming,
Says ‘Climate Is Always Changing.’

OO Floridians A Lot More Worried About Climate Change
Than Marco Rubio


OO Hypocrite: World Bank Fossil Fuel Financing Leapt In 2014
— Despite Its Calls To End Subsidies


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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