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Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte Ph.D. is a biologist who writes on climate change and population issues. She co-authored the free downloadable book, Cool the Earth, Save the Economy, at Cool the Earth, and produces the weekday "Climate Change Report," 90-second audio newscasts, as well as the Climate Change Reports blog.

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Climate Change This Week: Super Cheap Solutions, and More!

(4) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 12:36 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is...

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Climate Change This Week: The Ultimate Reality Series, Zombie Oil, and More!

(3) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is...

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Climate Change This Week: Major Climate Change Report, Moves on Methane, and More!

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 2:54 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 3, 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is...

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What YOU Can Do About Climate Change : Divest, Invest, Talk and VOTE (DITV)

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 3:38 PM

I'm guessing that you and the average people who glance at the headlines about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (this is a good recap) are going to react at some level with, "Geez, this is such a BIG problem! And I'm so busy -- there...

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Climate Change This Week: Clean Energy Calls, Science Signals, and More!

(8) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 12:24 AM

Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 27 2014

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How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on...

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Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

(13) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 3:40 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is...

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Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 5:06 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is...

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Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 4:34 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is...

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Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

(11) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 8:52 PM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 27 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is...

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Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 1:09 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted...

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Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 2:30 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter.

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Daily Climate Change, Feb 13, 2014:
Global Map of Unusual Temperatures (left)
Global Map of the Jetstream (right)

How unusual has the weather been?...

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Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

(3) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 11:49 PM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is...

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Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 1:08 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter.

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme...

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Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 2:18 AM

Today, the Earth got a little hotter.

DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014

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How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme...

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Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

(3) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 1:09 AM

Today the Earth got a little hotter.

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Via The Climate Reanalyzer here
How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anomalies around the globe, we still have that unusually warm, high pressure ridge that's been sitting for...
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Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

(1) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 12:33 AM

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer.

Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, the mass of cold air that normally sits over the Arctic, broke off and moved south into the US, due to a...

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Climate Change This Week: A Climate Change Carol, Signs of Hope, and More!

(4) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 9:50 AM

Happy New Year! Today, Earth got a little bit warmer.
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*The Ghost Of Climate Change Past:
OO Arctic SOS Bottle 54 Years Ago Warned About Vanishing Glaciers Left by...

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Climate Change This Week: The Good, The Bad, The Old, The New in 2013, and More!

(53) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 9:23 PM

Jingle right along with us this week, folks, for the usual up and down sleigh ride!

Most Important Climate Message: "You CAN Do Something About It" is what people need to hear most, says a new study, reports Emily Atkin at Climate Progress. And it's true,...

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Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

(2) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 3:44 PM

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others are also making a difference in "On the Bright Side", following these highlights.

Earth May Be Much More Sensitive to Global Warming...

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Climate Change This Week: Sudden Surprises, Cheap Wind, and More!

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 10:46 PM

Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts says the US National Research Council, reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central. Abrupt shifts in the climate have already begun, with more possible by 2100 notes the new report. Meanwhile, even gradual changes to the climate could lead to more unforeseen,...

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