China, Australia, Are Carbon Bombers -- And Bombing Themselves with Climate Change, as are others, says a new analysis commissioned by Greenpeace, reports Oliver Milman at the UK Guardian. Indeed, what good will money from selling coal do, if they AND we destroy our environments, and futures, in doing so?
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From Kansas to Colorado, Drought Continues to Damage US Economies, threatening winter wheat in Kansas and the prospect of failed crops and more wildfires in Colorado, reports Carey Gillam at World Environment News and Joey Bunch at the Denver Post. Unfortunately, this shows that the US is just as much a self-destructive carbon bomber as China and Australia.
Human Deforestation Increases in Amazon as Climate Change Eats Away at Rest say back-to-back reports....
***Singing the Froggie Blues: Friends renting a CA coastal place for a few days were pleasantly surprised with its unique feature - sing-along froggies! When the talented duo played and sang a morning duet on guitar and mandolin out back, the surrounding frogs joined in! Once the duet ended, so did the froggy music. The frogs jumped into next morning's duet, as well. California frogs may be wild, but are obviously cultured!
Andean Glaciers Rapidly Shrinking Due to Climate Change, a new report indicates, reports Mitra Taj at World environment News. Turns out, glaciers don't like the heat, either...
Humanity Will Soon Trigger Irreversible Greenland Ice Meltdown, Drowning Major Cities by 2200, says expert ice scientist Jason Box, reports Chris Mooney at the Climate Desk. Unless we start reversing global climate change now - which turns out to be the smartest long term investment we can make at this point.
***Oily Billionaires Secretly Fund US Climate Skeptics a new report indicates... Surprise, surprise, surprise!
♫♫♫ Game time, folks! NPR reported that horizontal drilling hasn't gotten as much flack as fracking, because the phrase isn't as catchy or edgy sounding. Alright, here's my entry for it: "hori-drilling", which is just as horrible for climate change as fracking is! Okay, now it's your turn -- put your entries in the comments below!
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Climate Prophet Nicholas Stern: 'I got it wrong on climate change -- it's far, far worse,' report Heather Stewart and Larry Elliott at the UK Guardian. Ever notice how global warming and climate change are worsening faster than ANYONE has predicted? And what that means for the future? We can't change to clean energy, sustainable economies, and responsible reproduction fast enough, folks!
Every day is Earth Day, folks, as I was reminded by these crocuses I photographed one spring. 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.