A Blueprint for Fossil Fuel Divestment, and More!

WHAT WORKS

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Speaking out:

OO Banking Giant: HSBC Warns Clients of Fossil Fuel Investment Risks

OO Big Insurers Warn US To Prepare For Climate Change rather than waste money responding to resulting disasters… a stitch in time…

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OO Former Shell Boss: Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Change Profoundly’ and step up efforts to develop low carbon technologies.

OO World Bank: Climate Change Is A ‘Fundamental Threat’ to development. Then stop funding fossil fuel projects, WB!

Good Ideas:

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Lighting the Future: an organic LED lamp. Source Fast Company

OO No More Bulbs: Organic LEDs – made of thin layers, they can be used in every day objects, as they already are in TVs and mobile phones.

OO Liquid Batteries For Solar And Wind Power – flow batteries provide energy steadily over time and last much longer than other types of storage.

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Storing Energy Is Cool when done at the right time. Source greenmyplanet.net

OO Turn Supermarket Fridges Into Energy Storage Assets – cool refrigerant liquid at night during cheaper off-peak hours, and use it to keep the fridges cool during the day and outages.

OO The New Carbon Tracker Initiative:
Blueprint For Fossil Fuel Divestment for Companies

Insights:

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Hot Times Ahead Wikipedia

OO Temperatures Could Rise By 6C By 2100,
With Cataclysmic Results
say experts.

OO 75% Of World’s Extremely Hot Days
Can Be Linked Now To Climate Change

OO Changes In Water Vapor And Clouds Are Amplifying Global Warming

@@ Looking for Global Warming? Check the Ocean

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Informed Leadership:

OO Under U.S. Leadership, Arctic Council Vows To Fight Climate Change

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Credit H. Raab at Flickr

OO USDA Takes on Agriculture’s Huge Contribution To Climate Change

OO White House: Upgrade Grid to Withstand Climate Change

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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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