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Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.
It'd be great if turning off the lights, recycling, and screwing in energy-efficient bulbs would take care of this problem, but the truth is that it's going to take a lot more than that. Although it would be nice to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, it's going to take more than that, too.
Rudolph and friends are dying off, as Arctic snow now occasionally melts, then refreezes into impenetrable ice, covering reindeer food, explains Jeff Flocken at Living On Earth.
Friggin' Fracking Foiling Human Health all over the U.S., as both underground and accidental above ground releases of toxic chemicals enter our air and water, reports Elizabeth Royte at The Nation. Think organic chemicals, heavy metals and even radioactivity. Fun, huh?
The convergence of nine out of the 10 consecutive warmest years, along with poor soil conservation practices, could lead to the depletion of our underground water reservoir, which could in turn result in another Dust Bowl.
While delegates struggle to craft consensus on how to achieve the Copenhagen COP15 target of stabilizing global emissions increases at 2 degrees Celsius, the zeitgeist seems to have already shifted to an acceptance that we will be living in a warmer world, full of unknown and potentially huge economic impacts.
Earth's forests are its life-support system. Around the globe they are clearly showing telltale signs of run-away carbon emissions and the effects of rising temperatures, prolonged droughts and massive insect infestations.
Can we improve our reuse of water? Can we enhance our wastewater treatment to produce water fit for beneficial purposes? More water quality testing, better wastewater treatment and acknowledgement of this recycling is needed.
Invest in BP, Chevron? We don't think so, says investment firm MSCI Inc, reports Jason Plautz at InsideClimate News.
Sandy is only the latest extreme weather event that severely afflicted Americans over the past two years. The Center for American Progress report "Heavy Weather: How Climate Destruction Harms Middle and Lower Income Americans" analyzes the impact of the 21 most destructive extreme weather events in 2011 and 2012.
Climate change is a citizen's issue; each of us is required to lend a helping hand. That means taking ownership of our urban trees including watering them during the drier summers, forthcoming.
The Endangered Species Coalition just released a report detailing 10 imperiled water-related ecosystems, and the imperiled wildlife that depend on them. Pay attention: there's probably a lake or river near you on the list.
"Climate Change Changed Election" reported Doughlas Fischer at the Daily Climate, noting that most Congressional candidates targeted for their denial of climate change or anti-clean energy stance lost in the 2012 elections.
It is not a style and form of agriculture suited to the farmers around my village in England, although it might be appropriate, in part, to East Anglia. But it does seem to suit Iowa and it is highly productive and, in many respects, environmentally sustainable.
Hurricane Sandy, 2012 Climate Change Poster Child, was likely influenced by continuing climate change in 3 ways.