[GWSG] Marcellus emissions; Keeping the reef; Americans learning; C emissions flat; CO2 growing; 17 Republicans; playing outside

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Sat Mar 18 09:03:40 EDT 2017

1.  Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale natural gas deposits are likely to be developed.  A new study expects fugitive emissions to account for 37% of the methane emissions from the production, transmission, and use of the natural gas.  Tom Larson sends the study.  http://psehealthyenergy.org/site/view/1318

2.  Since 2011 a majority of Americans have been increasingly persuaded of the seriousness of global warming and of the scientific consensus on it.  The fossil fuel propaganda seems to be losing its grip.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/15/dont-look-now-but-reality-is-winning-the-climate-debate/?utm_term=.f1d16888bd39

3.  Australia's long-term plan for preserving the Great Barrier Reef does not involve addressing global warming.  Unless climate degradation is reversed, the reef cannot be preserved, a new study warns.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/15/stopping-global-warming-is-only-way-to-save-great-barrier-reef-scientists-warn

4.  The International Energy Agency confirms that for the third year in a row global carbon emissions remained flat while the economy grew.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/17/co2-emissions-stay-same-for-third-year-in-row-despite-global-economy-growing

5.  Still, atmospheric CO2 grew at a record pace last year.     https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/13/carbon-dioxide-in-the-atmosphere-is-rising-at-the-fastest-rate-ever-recorded/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.af6c477170f4

6.  Citizens Climate Lobby reports that a record seventeen Republican members of the House of Representatives have signed a resolution supporting action on climate change.  https://newrepublic.com/minutes/141341/record-number-house-republicans-just-vowed-fight-climate-change

7.  A new Canadian study confirms that children who play outside are more likely to support efforts to protect the environment when they are adults.  https://phys.org/news/2017-03-children-nature-adults.html  ?

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