Texas Getting Barbecued, While Rick Perry Doubles Down On Climate Denial

October 2, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Flickr , M. Karshis Where I live in Southeastern Pennsylvania garden vegetables lie unharvested, rotting in the mud. Lancaster farmers will be hard pressed to harvest their corn and uncovered firewood piles are ornamented with white fungus. We have it good compared to Texas, though. Farmers and wildlife in the Lone Star State face a bleak future brought on by sustained, extreme drought. Texas Governor Rick Perry is more focused on fanning the flames of climate denial than addressing the loss and misery. No matter that the shadow of extreme drought roughly outl… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Massive New York Times Story on Forests and Climate Change Ranks As A Must Read

October 1, 2011 by  
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A Greenpeace video tells the story of Indonesia’s threatened forests New York Times reporter Justin Gillis is out this morning with “With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors,” a recommended read for anyone concerned about how climate change is affecting the planet and what it means for the present and future. Gillis looks at the warning signs from the world’s forests and the signals aren’t good: wildfires, drought and insect infestations are putting vast tracts of forests under extreme stress, leading to feedback loops that result in more CO2 in the atmosphere. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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