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Story ran on Huffington Post October 29, 2012

On October 23, 2015 Hurricane Patricia, a category 5 barreled into Mexico making it the strongest storm to ever reach landfall. Warming ocean temperatures from burning heat-trapping, climate-altering, subsidized fossil fuels are creating new monster storms.

Never have two hurricanes made landfall in Hawaii in one year, never mind two in three days.

In 2010 and 2011, we saw 19 storms, the record was set in 2005 with an astounding 27 storms. The weather is getting wilder so let’s take a much closer look at hurricanes.

Hurricanes are nature’s fiercest storms, with about 18 occurring each year.

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A warmer world is rife with droughts and drought beget bushfires.

Huffington Post January 4, 2014

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Sydney) Radio Nation – Wild Weather January 7, 2014

Each year in early January (2011, 2012, 2013) I have tallied a scorecard on the vicious effects of burning in excess of 85 million tons of carbon fuels daily on our planet. Irrespective of where you live the human-induced effects of global warming are irrefutable and deadly.

As humans ramp-up the destruction of nature in Australia, Canada, Indonesia and elsewhere to feed the insatiable coal and petroleum markets in China, India and the U.S. the amount of melting ice at both poles continues to erode at an astounding rate.

In the Northern Hemisphere less Arctic ice cover in September means that a warming Arctic Ocean is easily able to infuse its latent heat into the Arctic atmosphere. As this occurs an all-hell-break-loose scenario is felt elsewhere – particularly on the eastern half on the North American continent and in the U.K.

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Heat from the sun, reflected off a field of heliostats (or mirrors) is concentrated onto a central receiver point to create the steam at these supercritical levels. This phenomenal achievement is likened to breaking the sound barrier. It is so impressive, its possible implications for solar thermal technology is revolutionary. Photo credit: abc.net.au

Story ran in Huffington Post July 23, 2014

Australia’s household solar revolution has caught the government-owned electricity sector by surprise.

Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles in another SOS segment as he tells how Australian homeowner are fighting back against climate disruption.

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At over 99 feet long by the time Blue's tail leaves the surface for a deep dive it's farther than most scuba divers will have ever ventured, into the ethereal abyss. Photo credit: rucool.marine. rutgers.edu

Story ran in Huffington Post August 17, 2014

Millions of Americans are furious because the rights to the Western Atlantic Ocean have been handed over to Big Oil.

Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles as he explains the awful ecocide along the Western Atlantic Ocean as Big Oil blasts the seafloor in search of more gas.

On July 16, the Obama administration approved the use of sonic cannons in the Western Atlantic Ocean. Millions of sea creatures will be senselessly killed by incessant sonic booms along the eastern U.S. seaboard as Big Oil scavenges for more heat-trapping gases.

Sonic booms from multi-beam echosounder systems are known to cause mass strandings of cetaceans (whales and dolphins).

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Australia's Coalition government lead by Prime Minister Tony Abbott has green-lighted the Carmichael coal mine, which each year will squander, in a highly drought prone region of Queensland, a whopping 3 billion gallons of fresh water from the Great Artesian Basin. Meanwhile, Environment Minister Greg Hunt refuses to address the life-ending noise pollution caused from the coal port development at Abbot Point, which continues to kill the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef on the globe. Photo credit earthend-newbeginning.com

Story ran in Huffington Post August 11, 2014

Each year, the lion’s share of mercury poison comes from burning more than 8.3 billion tons of coal to provide energy for electricity grids.


Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles in another segment of SOS as he tells us about our oceans brimming with mercury poisoning.

This work comes on the heels of research earlier this spring that found there’s so much toxic Asian air pollution from burning coal, it’s now changing global weather patterns.

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Glacier Bay, Alaska

The Arctic is a barometer of the health of the planet. Its indigenous Peoples, animals and plants are marvelously adapted to the harsh environment. Airborne toxins and global warming are rapidly altering life in the far North.

The area north of the 66th parallel is called the Arctic Circle. Eight countries – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the United States – surround the Arctic. The Inuit, Denes, Metis, Inupiat (some still called Eskimos), Aleuts, Yup’ik, Chuckchi, Nenets, Saami and the Faroese – all Arctic Peoples eat 194 different species of wild animals, most of them come from the sea.

Marine blubber is low in saturated fats and high in he Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which significantly lower heart disease. Those fatty acids also reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and perhaps more importantly Omega-3s nourish and stimulate brain development especially in the womb. In addition, meat from marine mammals is high in antioxidants which prevent cancers.

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Since 2006 honeybees have been dying at a staggering rate. Scientists have dubbed this crisis Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD because all that remains in the colony is the helpless queen - 100,000 femaie workers abandon the hive and die. Photo credit: inhabitat.com

Story ran in Huffington Post May 21, 2014

As if the convincing evidence of 500 billion honeybees lost worldwide is not enough to rope in the use of 5 billion pounds of insecticides annually, new research shows that, in combination with climate disruption, the bees are dying even faster. One-third of these insecticides are neonictinoids (neonics).

Twenty thousand kinds of bees pollinate over 80 percent of all flowering plants or in excess of 200,000 species on Earth including providing food to feed 7.2 billion humans. Neonics, the newest class of insecticides, are a potent neuro toxin. Bees exposed to it lose their minds and shake to death, analogous to humans afflicted by both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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