12/24/2012 02:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Climate Change This Week: Bumper Clean Energy, Death By Climate Change, and More!

Collaboration Builds a Sustainable AND Affordable Home, reports Kathy Orton at the Washington Post. Habitat for Humanity, community government and leaders, and students all helped build a low-income house that creates the energy it needs. Anybody in Congress listening?

US Costs Zoomed in 2012 from Weather Predicted by Climate Change, reports Seth Borenstein at the Associated Press. And as global warming continues, expect even more billion dollar weather events... Happy New Year!

*****Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Have Spread to Over 190 Campuses
say the GoFossilFree folks. Onto the rest in 2013!


The Biggest Clean Energy 2012 Secret? It was a Bumper Year! reports Maria Gallucci at InsideClimate News. Both solar and wind energy posted record growth, and creative renewable financing schemes evolved, despite attacks by prominent conservative groups. Yesssssssss!!!!!

Fish Take The Heat & Fishing Takes a Hit, reports Beth Daley at the Boston Globe, as scientists start to blame warming oceans for the unexpected plummet in New England commercial fisheries, necessitating drastic cuts in fishing quotas, and hope for fishy returns. Hold onto your ancient frozen fish sticks - they might be worth something someday....

*****What Does Clean Energy Mean for Alabama? For that or any of the other states, you can click on the map here!

The Top 10 "Death By Climate Change" Countries List Is Out! reports MarketWatch at the Wall Street Journal, and boy, is it hot! Highest mortalities are in heavily populated Asian or African countries, topped by China and India, where fossil fuel pollution kills as it warms... creepy, huh?

*****The Good News Is, We Can Still Halt Dangerous Warming - the Bad News Is, We're Running Out of Time, And We Need to Move Fast say the Climate Central folks.

Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by this wreath I made from my wildflower archives. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future. If you'd like to join the increasing numbers of people who want to TELL Congress that they will vote for clean energy candidates you can do so here. For more detailed summaries of the above and other climate change items, audio podcasts and texts are freely available.