The Great Land Grab by Fossil Fuels, and More!

Fossil Fuel Follies

What Oil, Gas Does to Crop Land Credit AP Photo/ Charles Rex Arbogast

OO North America: Oil And Gas Industry Has Grabbed 7 Million Acres
Of Crop and Range Land Since 2000
– decreasing ecosystem services and productivity for the US and Canada.

OO Earthquakes Linked To Fracking Activity Are Rising, says U.S. Govt
“These earthquakes are occurring at a higher rate than ever before and pose a much greater risk to people living nearby.”

Pick Your Poison: the oil spill or the toxic chemical cleanup, Sources Wikipedia, Grist

OO Replacing One US Pollution With Another:
Big Oil Uses Toxic Chemicals To Clean Up Spills

OO China’s Pollution Challenge: Two Of Most Polluted Provinces
Fail To Limit Factory Emissions


OO GOP Conservatives Don’t Think Climate Change Will Happen In Their Lifetimes says a new Gallup poll, even though …

OO 83% Of Americans Say Climate Is Changing says poll conducted by world’s largest reinsurance company. Go figure.

Clueless Leadership


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

OO GOP Senate Agrees That Global Warming Occurring, Impacting US —
But Fails to Act
in a recent vote.

OO GOP Republican Presidential Hopefuls Ignore Climate Issue

OO Oklahoma: Lawmakers Vote To Outlaw Fracking Bans
— As Fracking Earthquakes There Rise
-This is almost as good as flood-threatened Florida’s governor refusing to let any state workers say “Climate Change”. Just what DO they put in their Koolaid down in the Magnolia Zone?

The sort of stuff our GOP Congress would like to see converted into sofas rather than saved for future generations. Source

OO On Earth Day, GOP Congress Targets America’s Public Lands and Waters

OO GOP Weighs How To Undercut Obama’s Climate Talks

OO President Ignores Fracking Risks In The Everglades
As He Urges Action on Climate


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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