08/13/2013 06:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Climate Change This Week: Alaskan Fish Fry, The Newest Hot Spot, and More!

A shorty from the road, folks, after a week in Canadian wilderness - harvesting golden chanterelles, eyeing eagles, and overhearing local coffeehouse joes note cynically that the pipelines coming to their area aren't about to deliver jobs or cheaper gas... think it will be any different here in the US?

Extreme Heat Is Killing Off Thousands Of Fish In Alaska reports Aviva Shen at Climate Progress, especially fish like prize king salmon returning to their hatcheries - not the sort of fish fry envisioned by the salmon industry...

Dead Salmon in Alaska. Credit

Rising US 'Carbon' Exports Enabling Climate Change Faster Than Ever reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress on a UK Guardian article. Imagine: the current US legacy is to betray our children's future for thirty pieces of silver now - and deliver them to the fossil fuel industries. When are we going to vote for change?

Siberia, The Newest Hot Spot, has been heating up about 300% faster than the rest of the planet, according to NASA, reports Andrew Breiner at Climate Progress. And Siberian wildfires rage on, pumping yet more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere... ready to become a clean energy patriot, comrade?


Siberia, the new Hottie. Credit NASA Earth Observatory.

16 of Your Favorite Things Climate Change Is Ruining, reports Ryan Koronowski at Climate Progress are: beer, football, maple syrup, hiking, chili peppers, coffee, sweaters, chocolate, wine, fishing, panda bears, Tour de France, surfing, peanut butter, fireworks. Read the article to find out how climate change keeps on taking away... and get inspired to stop it.

Solar Could Supply One-Third Of Western US Power By 2050 says a new University of California at Berkeley study, reports Ryan Koronowski at Climate Progress. The created model determined the optimal investment of solar generation, transmission, and storage across the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). We got da vision - now when will the leaders lead?


A Solar Farm in California

<<<< Weekly Sampler of Climate Change Headlines >>>>

OO Wind Energy Prices Hit Lowest Level In 8 Years As Industry Explodes

OO Methane Leaks From Gas Fields Big Enough To Nix Climate Benefit - Study

OO Government Inaction Turning Off Investors Who Want To Back Green Energy

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OO 'Independent Study' On Keystone XL Closely Linked To Fossil Fuel Companies - surprise, surprise, surprise...

OO The Massive Demand For Solar In Asia Shows Us Where The Industry Is Headed

OO US Govt: 2012 Climate Milestones Show We've Reached 'A New Normal'

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OO The Once And Future Climate - is a special section of the journal Science focusing on how climate change will effect global ecosystems and the human populations that depend on them. Into science? Check it out!




And those are just a FEW of the headlines, this week almost exclusively from the good folks at Climate Progress. For more, though, check out:

☼☼ The Daily Climate

☼☼ Climate Progress

☼☼ InsideClimate News


☼☼ Wunderground's Take on Weather, Climate Change with Jeff Masters

☼☼ Climate Desk

☼☼ Climate Central


Credit Rhett Butler at Mongabay

☼☼ Mongabay, for Climate Change on Rainforests

☼☼ Current Climate Change Articles of Note - Al Gore's team

☼☼ The UK Guardian's Environment Section


Credit Dennis Schroeder/NREL

☼☼ RTCC, Responding to climate change

☼☼ Climate News Network

☼☼ A Free Online Science Library


@@@ Climate Change in the Media @@@



Via Climate Nexus

OO @@ WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE VIDEO SERIES!! @@ Entitled "In Case You Missed It" via the good folks at Climate Nexus on Vimeo - select headlines delivered in less than 90 seconds with good graphics. Cool watching -- spread the word!!
@@ At Last, a Green Radio Show to counter the Lush Bimbaugh wasteland. Check out On the Green Front with Betsy Rosenberg at Progressive Radio Network to keep updated on climate change, and other green topics.

@@ Video: America's Dangerous Pipelines - the title says it all; compelling ....

To help you understand just what science does and does NOT do, check this out!

Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by these late summer wildflowers I photographed a few days ago. 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. It's our way of letting Congress know there's a strong clean energy voting bloc out there. For more detailed summaries of the above and other climate change items, audio podcasts and texts are freely available.