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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.

How Many Children Do U.S. Women REALLY Want?

cross-posted from https://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/many-children-u-s-women-really-want/ Harte, Mary Ellen | October 25, 2018 | 2 CommentsDownload as PDF The author and the one child she chose to have, 30 years ago. Concern about overpopulation was a factor in her choice. “How many children do you want?” … Continue reading

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The “Flake Effect”: The Importance of Telling Your Sexual Assault Story

Much of America watched the Shakespearean drama that unrolled last week: the pillar of courage who at great personal cost and out of a sense of civic duty told her story of sexual assault; the embattled, entitled (“I was the … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Admits Climate Change Is Worsening — and That It Does Not Care

In the latest Orwellian logic to erupt out of the Trump Administration, they have submitted a 500 page report produced by the National  Highway Safety Administration that acknowledges a 7 degree Fahrenheit increase in average global temperature by 2100,  assuming that … Continue reading

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Climate Change This Week: Preventing Collapse, Solar Delivers US Jobs, and More!

NEED TO KNOW READERSHIP, so I’m taking a census: if you’re reading this, please say so in the comment section — and how often: first time, rarely, occasionally, frequently. Thanks! Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little … Continue reading

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Climate Change This Week: How Civilization Could Collapse, People Take A Stand, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly – as are ours. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as … Continue reading

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Climate Change This Week: CO2 Levels Zooming Faster, First Protest in Space, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly – as are ours. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as … Continue reading

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Climate Change This Week: Its Depressing Effects, Marching For Climate, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly – as are ours. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as … Continue reading

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