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Global Warming Bad News in Antarctica

It appears that melted Antartica glacier fresh water is creating a top layer of less dense cold water, preventing the usual sinking of cold dense salt water, which usually stores heat and CO2 deep into the depths of the ocean.  The lack of the usual sinking of the dense cold salt water  may weaken ocean […]

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Plant Trees, Use Biochar on Fields, & Plant cover Crops to Store Carbon

  “Can Dirt Save the Earth?” by Velasquez-Manoff, 4-18-18 www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/magazine/dirt-save-earth-carbon-farming-climate-change.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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Speech & Book on Youth Using Music, Dance, & Theater to Enliven Protests

There is a talk tonight by Beth Osnes about her book Performance for Resilience: Engaging Youth through Movement,  Music and Theatre at the Boulder Bookstore, 1107 pearl, free 7:30 pm 1-25-18.  She said the joy of children and youth comes thru and energizes protests.  Their play/performance piece “Shine” about global warming  has been performed all over the […]

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Deforestation Stops the “Biotic Pump” that Suck Moist Air in from Oceans

“Clearing Forests May Transform Local and Global Climate”  “The ‘biotic pump’ theory argues that natural forests act as a “pump” that draws moisture inland.  condensation, rather than temperature differential, is a primary driver of weather….” “Here’s a snapshot of the concept: The concentration of trees in wooded areas means a high rate of transpiration. This moist […]

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Warming Ocean Currents Slow from Melting Arctic Ice

Northern Europe could get colder as global circulation that transfers heat from the tropics to the temperate zones could shut down.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/08/03/global-ocean-circulation-appears-to-be-collapsing-due-to-a-warming-planet/#156d3106f6f4

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Wind & Solar Are Cheaper than Coal! & They Save the Planet!

Ken Regelson says there is hope, as wind (1.7 cents per KWH) and solar cost much less than coal, and there are great advances in storage:  new batteries, pumping water uphill, running weighted trains uphill, heating up molten salt and storing it to produce steam, compressing air. …. People, cities, and companies can save lots […]

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James Hansen says “Act to Save the World from Climate Change”

In Jeff Goodell’s Rolling Stone article, James Hansen says we need a new political party that takes no money from lobbyists, and we need a carbon tax on fossil fuels that is distributed back to the people.  Further, he says we need to improve our forestry and agricultural practices in order to take carbon out […]

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Woman Professor Blocks Doors of Fracking Gas Pipeline

Another fracking  pipeline constructed by Spectra blew up in April in Pennsylvania.  If this new Spectra pipeline blew up where it passes near the Indian Point  nuclear power plant, it could cause a catastrophe.  Plus, pipelines and drilling for fracked gas  pollute the air and water in addition to accelerating global warming. Link

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Help Anti-Fracking Petitions

Please gather signatures for petitions to keep oil fracking away from schools, homes, and hospitals.   Link to circulate petitions or donate.  Link to a good article in the Boulder Weekly.

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Huge Fire at Tar Sands

The area of forests burned due to climate change has doubled and soon will double again.   Article

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