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Human-Caused Climate Change Should Be A Wake-up Call to Us All.  One Planet, One Environment, One Humanity
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Climate change abyss separates political world from real world

Climate change abyss separates political world from real world | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
The lack of commitment made at COP17 to accept emissions reductions targets betrays the fact that most CEOs see sustainability as vital to the success of their business...
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Mexico: Damage to 600,000 households from drought, freezing weather, floods in 2011

Mexico: Damage to 600,000 households from drought, freezing weather, floods in 2011 | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s social development secretary says an estimated 600,000 households suffered property damage or crop losses due to an unusual combination of floods, drought and freezing weather in 2011.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: It's What We Don't Know That Scares Us

CLIMATE CHANGE: It's What We Don't Know That Scares Us | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, but it also has an awesome power to really get people worked up, compared to other equally frightening pieces of the climate story. What methane are we talking about?
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Boreal ducks doomed threatened by climate change - British Columbia

Boreal ducks doomed threatened by climate change - British Columbia | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

Ducks doomed by earlier snow melts brought on by global warming, study finds

Scientists long puzzled by the rapid decline in millions of Canadian boreal ducks since the 1970s think they may finally have the cause: global warming.

"Because of climate change, the ducks don't have the food that they need when they need it," Stuart Slattery, a research scientist with Ducks Unlimited Canada, told CBC News on Friday.

 

Scientists long puzzled by the rapid decline in millions of Canadian boreal ducks since the 1970s think they may finally have the cause: global warming.

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ASIA: Natural disasters becoming costlier than ever

ASIA: Natural disasters becoming costlier than ever | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

"Never before has this world suffered so much economic loss due to natural disaster, most of which has been in Asia and the Pacific," Sanjay Srivastava, UN regional adviser for disaster risk reduction, told IRIN in Bangkok.

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note: economic loss as a result of natural disasters

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Why alternative energy has a hard time: fossil fuels get 250 subsidies

Why alternative energy has a hard time: fossil fuels get 250 subsidies | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

If you think ending the ethanol subsidy puts all fuel sources on an equal footing, think again.

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Australian Minister: Using Australia's CIA (ASIO) to spy at the behest of the fossil fuel lobby must be held to account

Australian Minister: Using Australia's CIA (ASIO) to spy at the behest of the fossil fuel lobby must be held to account | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

The Australian Greens have reacted strongly to confirmation that fossil fuel companies successfully pressured energy minister Martin Ferguson to enlist ASIO and the Federal Police in spying on climate change and clean energy activists.

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Climate change and bark beetles equal billions of dead trees - San Jose Mercury News

The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment

Recently, one of my colleagues sent me a story that sums up the medias apathetic appetite for covering the environment. It is perplexing and disturbing.

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Climate Change Is Undeniable and Must Be Addressed Now, Says Former U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman

Climate Change Is Undeniable and Must Be Addressed Now, Says Former U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

We are beginning a new year, and the silence in Congress is still deafening. Will there ever be a debate about what should be done to deal with climate change? Oh, you don’t “believe” in it?

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SHORTS IN MID WINTER? USA: Record heat in January MSNBC VIDEO

SHORTS IN MID WINTER? USA: Record heat in January MSNBC VIDEO | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

Jan 7 2012: USA: WHERE'S THE SNOW?  New all time warm records temperatures in 269 places across the United States.

 

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The Evil Twin of Climate Change– Ocean acid threatens food chain

ABOARD THE AURORA AUSTRALIS, Southern Ocean, Jan 7 AAP - They call themselves Team Acid and are trawling the Southern Ocean with fine nets to see if the shells of tiny marine snails are thinning because of ocean acidification.

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U.S. should brace for water shortages by mid-century due to human activity

U.S. should brace for water shortages by mid-century due to human activity | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

The upshot of these changes is that Americans of every stripe need to curtail their water usage—from farmers irrigating their crops to homeowners watering their lawns to you and I taking shorter showers and turning off the tap while brushing our teeth. Even more important, water and resource policy managers need to conceive of new paradigms for the management of freshwater reserves to make the most of what we do have. And all of us need to work together to cut down on the emissions of greenhouse gases that have led to global warming in the first place.

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How the Oil Industry Manufactured the Myth of the 'Energy Voter'

How the Oil Industry Manufactured the Myth of the 'Energy Voter' | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

A new batch of TV ads funded by the American Petroleum Institute have hit the airwaves: Don't believe Big Oil–there's no such thing as a fossil fuel-obsessed 'Energy Voter'.

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UNPREDICTABLE CLIMATE: So Solar powers up hospitals in Kenya: just what the doctor ordered

UNPREDICTABLE CLIMATE: So Solar powers up hospitals in Kenya:  just what the doctor ordered | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
As power costs rise and reliability worsens, solar panels are powering an increasing share of Kenya’s clinics...
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TEXAS Drought threatens the only surviving whooping cranes

TEXAS Drought threatens the only surviving whooping cranes | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

The high-protein diet is supposed to sustain North America's tallest bird through the winter and prepare it for the nesting season in Canada. But this year, the state's devastating drought has made food and water scarce, raising worries that the parched conditions could threaten the only self-sustaining flock of cranes left in the wild.

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NOT GOOD NEWS: Next Ice Age Delayed For Thousands Of Years Warn Scientists

NOT GOOD NEWS: Next Ice Age Delayed For Thousands Of Years Warn Scientists | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

Gainesville, FL (SPX) Jan 09, 2012 - Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher and published online Jan. 8 in Nature Geoscience.

 

"The problem is that now we have added to the total amount of CO2 cycling through the system by burning fossil fuels," said Channell. "The cooling forces can't keep up."

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Everything Loses With Climate Change: Drought shrinks China’s largest freshwater lake

Everything Loses With Climate Change: Drought shrinks China’s largest freshwater lake | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

Beijing — China’s largest freshwater lake has shrunk to its smallest size in years due to drought, state media and officials said Thursday, endangering the ecology in the area and fishermen’s livelihoods/

There has been 65 percent less rainfall in the area since December compared to the average recorded at the same period over the past 60 years.

As large as 4,500 square kilometres when at full capacity — more than six times the size of Singapore — the lake is home to the migrating Siberian crane in winter and to a rare finless porpoise all year round. The long drought has left many of the lake’s 10,000 fishing boats stranded in shallow waters.

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India contemplates looming political, social chaos from climate change

People will be displaced in search of safety, cooler climes, water, better soil, food, and security from others. Social amenities will deteriorate, disease will spread, frictions will bubble to the surface and our political order could collapse altogether. Since the problem of global warming will be as acute if not worse in Bangladesh and Pakistan, our crisis will be even greater than we think. Desperate people will cross the border into India in search of sanctuary.

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Climate-Related Severe Weather Made 2011 Costliest Year on Record: Reports

Climate-Related Severe Weather Made 2011 Costliest Year on Record: Reports | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

2011 has become widely recognized in the insurance industry as the costliest year in recent history in regards to natural disasters. While estimates varying regarding the total cost of disasters, Munich Re, a reinsurance and risk modeling organization, claims that 2011 generated more than $380 billion in worldwide insured losses, only a third of which was paid by insurance companies. The disasters have caused the global insurance industry to raise prices, but Munich Re suggests that the pricing surge may be due to climate change.

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Norwegian official: 'Absolutely no doubt' climate change is real

Norwegian official: 'Absolutely no doubt' climate change is real | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

Norway's minister of foreign affairs stood at a Petroleum Club lectern on Friday and delivered a few blunt words on climate change, about which, he said, "there can be absolutely no doubt." "If you want to see evidence, go to the Arctic," Jonas Gahr Støre said. His resource-rich country borders the polar region, where melting ice has expanded shipping lanes and cut sailing time on certain routes from Asia to Europe by 40 percent during parts of the year. Last year, Støre said, 34 ships used this "northeast passage," up from six in 2010...

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Get Paid To Say Dumb Stuff About Global Warming on Video

A Fox News columnist says he'll pay anyone who dares to heckle at a State Department screening of a film about glaciers. Will anyone bite?
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Mexico: Damage to 600,000 households from drought, freezing weather, floods in 2011

Mexico: Damage to 600,000 households from drought, freezing weather, floods in 2011 | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s social development secretary says an estimated 600,000 households suffered property damage or crop losses due to an unusual combination of floods, drought and freezing weather in 2011.
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The eerie quiet of the U.S.A. insurance industry

The eerie quiet of the U.S.A. insurance industry | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
Climate change poses an existential threat to the insurance industry. So why are the US companies so reluctant to advocate on the issue?
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Global Warming Results In Habitat Loss For Many Species, new research shows

Global Warming Results In Habitat Loss For Many Species, new research shows | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

In a world first, scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the University of Queensland have measured the relationship between climate change and habitat loss on plants and animals on a global scale.

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How Human Influence Has Ushered in the Age of the 'New Man' - a new epoch of time, the Anthropocene

How Human Influence Has Ushered in the Age of the 'New Man' - a new epoch of time, the Anthropocene | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
Scientists now believe we are entering a new, human-induced epoch, the Anthropocene Era.
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