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April 2014

Critical Sea Level Rise on Padre Island, April 2014, Bruce Melton

By Beach Report, Beaches coastal, in-depth and Popular Press, Sea Level Rise

First published on the Rag Blog April 23, 2014 Link — Sea level rise is accelerating. At some point, our barrier islands will cross a disintegration threshold and begin to disappear. Because every mile of every beach is created differently, we will see some beaches begin to suffer sooner than others. PADRE ISLAND — For…

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New Music Video on Sea Level Rise from Bruce and the Band

By Beach Report, Beaches coastal, music videos, Sea Level Rise

Happy Earth Day everyone! My recent survey of sea level rise erosion on Padre Island has motivated me to produce another sea level rise documentary (see Beach Report 041414). Any funding out there? Donations? It will be a climate change adventure rockumentary with good news: the solutions to climate pollution will be no more expensive…

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Beach Report 041414

By Beach Report, Sea Level Rise

I just returned from a recon trip to Padre Island where I drove the entire 90 mile 4×4 beach from Brownsville to Corpus in preparation for a fund drive to make a new sea level rise film. Please donate if you can, otherwise—tell your friends and thanks! Mansfield Pass (boat access & jetties) cuts…

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US Falling Emissions a Mirage: Offshoring and Fracking by Bruce Melton

By Emissions, Methane,

(First published on Truthout April 2, 2014) America’s emissions are not falling, as suggested by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The two main reasons are offshored goods and services and fracked natural gas. The EIA does two things that obscure reality when evaluating emissions. One is that it counts only emissions made in the…

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