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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium – How to Fight Climate Change: Ignore a Do-Nothing Congress

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given up on the legislature. Instead, activists are planning to spur popular concern about these issues, until calls for change are so loud that Congress must listen. Today, climate change reformer Bill McKibben will ask President Obama to reinstall a solar …

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Indonesia Takes Concrete Steps to Address Deforestation as a Part of Agreement with Norway

Indonesia and Norway inked a deal last week to take concrete actions to reduce Indonesia’s deforestation emissions.  Indonesia is the world’s 3rd largest emitter of global warming pollution (when deforestation emissions are included) so this is a very important effort.  The deal between Indonesia and Norway was reached in the lead-in to the Oslo forest conference where over 50 countries agreed to a new …

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Carbon in Thawing Northern Permafrost Double Previous Estimates

The amount of carbon frozen, stored and now thawing in northern permafrost is double previous estimates and double that contained in the atmosphere, heightening concerns that these regions will become major sources of carbon dioxide and methane emissions.

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