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House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change ("because it is a political ideology ... aw c'mon!")

House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change ("because it is a political ideology ... aw c'mon!") | Climate Change | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using funds to assess climate change and its implications for national security.

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None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation's Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866.

"This amendment will prohibit the costs of the President's climate change policies being forced on the Department of Defense by the Obama Administration," wrote McKinley in a memo to House colleagues on Thursday that was obtained by The Huffington Post. "The climate is obviously changing; it has always been changing. With all the unrest around the [world], why should Congress divert funds from the mission of our military and national security to support a political ideology?"


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The  Pentagon has been far ahead of Congress  on climate change  since at least the Bush years

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Climate concerns have become mere political issues in the US. 

"... Nor is climate change a threat that the Obama administration dreamed up to distract the DOD. A National Intelligence Assessment issued during the George W. Bush administration concluded that climate change poses a significant threat to national security. And just this week, Tom Ridge, who served as homeland security secretary under Bush, said that climate change is "a real serious problem," one that "would bring destruction and economic damage" if we ignore it."

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Maine Voices: Acidification toxic to fishing industry - Press Herald

Maine Voices: Acidification toxic to fishing industry - Press Herald | Climate Change | Scoop.it
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Tens of thousands of Maine families – not to mention the small island communities in which we work – depended on the abundance of the ocean last year.
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House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change ("because it is a political ideology ... aw c'mon!")

House Directs Pentagon To Ignore Climate Change ("because it is a political ideology ... aw c'mon!") | Climate Change | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The House passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill on Thursday that would bar the Department of Defense from using funds to assess climate change and its implications for national security.

The amendment, from ...

None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation's Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866.

"This amendment will prohibit the costs of the President's climate change policies being forced on the Department of Defense by the Obama Administration," wrote McKinley in a memo to House colleagues on Thursday that was obtained by The Huffington Post. "The climate is obviously changing; it has always been changing. With all the unrest around the [world], why should Congress divert funds from the mission of our military and national security to support a political ideology?"


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Climate concerns have become mere political issues in the US. 

"... Nor is climate change a threat that the Obama administration dreamed up to distract the DOD. A National Intelligence Assessment issued during the George W. Bush administration concluded that climate change poses a significant threat to national security. And just this week, Tom Ridge, who served as homeland security secretary under Bush, said that climate change is "a real serious problem," one that "would bring destruction and economic damage" if we ignore it."

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Why We Need a New Climate Change Narrative

Why We Need a New Climate Change Narrative | Climate Change | Scoop.it
A climate change narrative based solely on science won't be enough to make the systemic changes required. The psychology of change must appeal to the heart
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White House pledges $1B to prepare for climate change

White House pledges $1B to prepare for climate change | Climate Change | Scoop.it
“President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a $1 billion fund in his 2015 budget to help communities across the United States prepare for the impact of climate change.”
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How climate change is already costing us

How climate change is already costing us | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Local conservation authorities say the impact of climate change is making it increasingly hard to balance their books.

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We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years

We're on the Brink of the Worst Drought in 1,000 Years | Climate Change | Scoop.it

Care 2, March 1, 2013

2012 brought extreme heat and drought. But that's nothing to what's around the corner.

2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States. Widespread drought, wildfires and extreme heat affected human health and caused food prices to skyrocket. According to new research out of Columbia University, however, last year’s heat wave may be nothing compared to what’s just around the corner.

Researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory predict that a megadrought, the likes of which haven’t been experienced since the 12th century, could hit planet Earth within the next eight years, and it might never leave [PDF]. The cause? According to scientists, this drought will be brought on by “anthropogenic radiative forcing”, also known as ‘stronger-than-normal greenhouse warming caused by climate pollution’.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/were-on-the-brink-of-the-worst-drought-in-1000-years.html#ixzz2qnnyz1Xj

 

 ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT                           

                           US News & World Report, January 18, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR DECLARES DROUGHT EMERGENCY, ASKS FOR CONSERVATION - WORST DROUGHT IN RECORDED HISTORY http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/17/22339076-california-governor-declares-drought-emergency-asks-for-conservation?lite  Bloomberg

 

KQED New Fix: January 17, 2014
▶CALIFORNIA DROUGHT UPDATE:  GOV BROWN DECLARES EMERGENCY http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/01/16/california-drought-update-governor-jerry-brown-declaring-drought-emergency

 

OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

Business Week, January 17, 2014
  -▶ EXTREME WEATHER WREAKING HAVOC ON FOOD AS FARMERS SUFFER http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-01-16/farmers-worldwide-suffer-extreme-weather-wreaking-havoc-on-food

 

Guardian, John Vidal, September 27, 2013

▶  IS THE IPCC RIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?  JUST ASK THE WORLD FARMERS IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-world-farmers

 

▶ NASA STUDY:  GLOBAL WARMING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF EXTREME RAINFALL AND DROUGHT http://sco.lt/8I3aTJ

 

                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                 "Extreme Ice"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                 http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

▶  HUMANITY WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE IMPACT, WARNS REPORT. Humanity Wholly Unprepared for Abrupt Climate Impacts, Warns Report http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-1

 

Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute

▶  NEW REPORT: "CLIMATE AFTER GROWTH" - WE HAVE ENTERED AN ERA OF "NEW NORMALS" – THE IMPLICATIONS ARE PROFOUND http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-10/new-report-climate-after-growth

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO HALVE HABITAT FOR OVER 10,000 COMMON SPECIES http://sco.lt/8G99Av

 

  -▶ CLIMATE CHANGE ALREADY HAVING MAJOR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS AND SPECIES http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3912923984/climate-change-already-having-major-effects-on-ecosystems-and-species

 

April 22, 2013 MSN News
▶ KEYSTONE SPECIES' LOSS COULD CAUSE ECOSYSTEM COLLAPSE http://news.msn.com/science-technology/keystone-species-loss-could-cause-ecosystem-to-collapse ;


                                                    IN PICTURES
                                       Al Jazeera, March 29, 2013
                             BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2013/03/2013327134417357984.html ;

 

▶ ABRUPT CLIMATE DISASTER THREAT RAISES CALL FOR EARLY WARNING SYSTEM http://sco.lt/5iaoSH

 

▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/7nU397

 

Treehugger, December 09, 2013
▶ GLOBAL WARMING IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/global-warming-impacts-our-mental-health.html

 

                                                      VIDEO 4:00

                         THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH

 

                                                          VIDEO

-▶  CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE? http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

 

 

▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

                                                       VIDEO
▶ CANADA'S BOREAL FOREST AT GREAT RISK:  THE LARGEST INTACT FOREST ECOSYSTEM ON THE PLANET http://sco.lt/6px3jN

 

                                                   SHORT VIDEO                                  

                                        Easy Branches, January 18, 2014
                                       HOW MUCH WATER IS IN A CLOUD?

How do clouds defy gravity when they are full of water? Just how much water is in a cloud? The startling science behind clouds which are all too often taken for granted... http://news.easybranches.com/news/1679632.html ;

 

 

July 26, 2013 Climate Progress
 -▶ MANY SPECIES WILL HAVE TO EVOLVE 10,000 TIMES FASTER TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/26/2294101/many-species-will-have-to-evolve-10000-times-faster-to-adapt-to-climate-change-study-finds/?mobile=nc

 

▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE - THE WATER CRISIS http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

                                      THE COMING RECKONING
                                  Guardian, December 29, 2013
-▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case

 

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

▶  THICH NHAT HANH - MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1291786/thich_nhat_hanh_maybe_in_100_years_there_will_be_no_more_humans_on_the_planet.html

            

                                                 VIDEO:

                           ▶  "CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING"

          CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                  http://sco.lt/5WgE0v

 

 PRICING CARBON: A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET  http://sco.lt/5BKyfp

 

Climate Progress, October 3, 2013
▶  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE AGREEMENT EVER AND HOW IT AFFECTS CLIMATE CHANGE  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/03/2712961/biggest-free-trade-agreement-climate/

 

Climate and Capitalism, December 08, 2013
▶  CLIMATE POLITICS MUST BE AS RADICAL AS THE CRISIS: THIS RACE TO WRECK AND POISON THE EARTH FOR PROFIT IS SUICIDAL http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/12/08/climate-politics-must-be-radical-as-crisis/

 

September 12, 2013 Rolling Stone
▶  UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE REPORT:  INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS WARN CLIMATE DENIERS ARE ENABLING EARTH'S SUICIDE - GLOBAL WARMING IS VERY REAL: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warming-is-very-real-20130912

 

 ▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 ▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T (CAN'T_ SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5OhJZp

 

-▶ STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

 

 

▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/95LXpR

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 

▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  WELCOME TO THE AGE OF MANKIND (AND A POLLUTED PLANET) http://sco.lt/7D1oGX

 

FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM http://sco.lt/8LXukr

 

 

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Google Highlights Global Deforestation with Interactive Map

Google Highlights Global Deforestation with Interactive Map | Climate Change | Scoop.it

Google earth has partnered with a research team at the University of Maryland in the realization of an interactive, digital map that highlights global deforestation.

The data used has been compiled from the results of a decade long analysis of 654,178 landsat images. each color indication on the interface corresponds to collected informational evidence: red -- forest loss from 2000-2012; blue -- forest gain from 2000-2012; magenta -- both loss and gain; green -- forest extent.


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Will we be in time to turn around the amount of deforestation on the earth to stop the destruction?

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No, the Polar Vortex Does Not Disprove Global Warming

No, the Polar Vortex Does Not Disprove Global Warming | Climate Change | Scoop.it
The picture above, taken on Jan. 6, 2014, by the NOAA’s GOES East weather satellite, shows what a big chunk of the U.S. nows all too well: the southern migration of part of the North Polar Vortex, which has dropped incredibly brutal cold temperatures into the mid-latitudes.
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Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : Heavy snowfall in a warming world | Weather Underground

Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : Heavy snowfall in a warming world | Weather Underground | Climate Change | Scoop.it
“Weather Underground provides local & long range Weather Forecast, weather reports, maps & tropical weather conditions for locations worldwide.”
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Climate Change Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous'

Climate Change Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous' | Climate Change | Scoop.it
“ Climate change may be far worse than scientists thought, causing global temperatures to rise by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100, or about 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study.”
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A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens | Climate Change | Scoop.it
WATCH OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED PBS Nova http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html AND http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/ For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago. Program Description AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU Follow photojournalist James Balog to some of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth as he documents the disappearance of an icy landscape that took thousands of years to form. Remarkable time-lapse footage reveals massive glaciers and ice sheets splitting apart, collapsing, and disappearing at a rate that has scientists alarmed. This NOVA-National Geographic Television special investigates the latest evidence of a radically warming planet. EXTREME ICE, In collaboration with National Geographic, Nova follows the exploits of acclaimed photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras in risky, remote locations in the Arctic, Alaska, and the Alps. Grappling with blizzards, fickle technology, and climbs up craggy precipices, the team must anchor cameras capable of withstanding sub-zero temperatures and winds up to 170 mph. The goal of Balog's team's perilous expedition: to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers that could provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior and their potential to drive rising sea levels. Recent findings are that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at an ever-faster rate. What explains this alarming acceleration, and just how do you figure out what's happening inside a gigantic wall of ice? In this high-action scientific adventure, Nova investigates the mystery of the mighty ice sheets that will affect the fate of coastlines around the world. ... ▶ MORE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/extreme-ice Guardian, December 29, 2013 -▶ THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING: IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case Care2, December 25, 2013 ▶ IT'S TIME TO STOP PORTRAYING CLIMATE CHANGE AS A 'DEBATE' http://www.care2.com/causes/its-time-to-stop-portraying-climate-change-as-a-debate.html Times Of India, December 25, 2013 ▶ SOS 54 YEARS AGO WARNED ABOUT VANISHING GLACIERS. Scientists are anxious that melting glaciers are causing earth's axis to shift, creating new changes in weather patterns. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/SOS-54-years-ago-warned-about-vanishing-glaciers/articleshow/27912295.cms RTCC, December 23, 2013 ▶ WHY 2013 IS A CRITICAL YEAR FOR THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2013/12/23/why-2014-is-a-critical-year-for-the-politics-of-climate-change/ VIDEO Climate Citizen, December 25, 2013 ▶ DARK MONEY - WHO FUNDS CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS IN THE UNITED STATES? http://takvera.blogspot.com/2013/12/dark-money-who-funds-climate-change.html Summit Voice, December 23, 2013 ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISM: FOLLOW THE MONEY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/23/climatechange-denialism-follow-the-money/ Truthout, December 26, 2013 ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE 2013: WHERE WE ARE NOW - NOT WHAT YOU THINK - To prevent increasingly dangerous climate change, the public and our leaders must be convinced to act decisively and robustly. As the latest data show, changes are occurring more quickly than scientists have ever predicted, and simple emissions reductions are no longer the answer. http://truth-out.org/news/item/20751-climate-change-2013-where-we-are-now-not-what-you-think Global Possibilities, October 30, 2013 ▶ STUDY: ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS SHIFTS JET STREAM, DRIVING DELUGES IN NW EUROPE, DROUGHT IN MEDITERRANEAN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/study-arctic-sea-ice-loss-shifts-jet-stream-driving-deluges-in-nw-europe-drought-in-mediterranean/ VIDEO (4:00) THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS, VISUALIZED http://sco.lt/8vwwb3 Mongabay, December 23, 2013 ▶ WORLD FIRST: RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr ▶ DEEP SEA MINING RUH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8JChPN ▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8eqdbF ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH: ▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H Al Jazeera, December 10, 2013 ▶ HOW CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYS HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2013/12/how-climate-change-destroys-human-rights-20131217174532837148.html ▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet
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2013 May Tie for 4th Warmest Year Ever : DNews

2013 May Tie for 4th Warmest Year Ever : DNews | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Globally averaged temperatures put this year on track to tie 2002 as the fourth warmest on record. Continue reading →
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Food for millions at risk - The Seattle Times

Food for millions at risk - The Seattle Times | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Food for millions at risk The Seattle Times Hundreds of millions of people around the world rely on marine life susceptible to warming temperatures and ocean acidification, the souring of seas from carbon dioxide emitted by burning coal, oil and...
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Pope Francis issues dire warning on climate change

Pope Francis issues dire warning on climate change | Climate Change | Scoop.it
"If we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us! Never forget this!”

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Buying Insurance Against Climate Change

Buying Insurance Against Climate Change | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Because efforts to stop global warming may fail, one way to handle the financial losses is to share the long-term risks.

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Psychologically, it’s hard for most of us to take the initiative on long-term, ill-defined risks. Three scholars — Howard C. Kunreuther and Mark V. Pauly of the University of Pennsylvania and Stacey McMorrow of the Urban Institute — show this in their book, “Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry” (Cambridge University Press). But they argue that if we’re aware of them, these psychological impediments can be reduced, and they urge the innovation of long-term risk management contracts that address the problem of climate change.

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Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock | Climate Change | Scoop.it
In a response to a shareholder suggestion that Apple stop its environmentally friendly initiatives, the typically temperate Apple CEO draws a blunt line in the sand. Read this article by Nick Statt on CNET News.

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Migrating Monarch Butterflies in "Grave Danger," Hit New Low

Migrating Monarch Butterflies in "Grave Danger," Hit New Low | Climate Change | Scoop.it
The number of migrating monarch butterflies hit a record low in Mexican forests in 2013, a new report says.

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Plant. Your milkweed, provide water.

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6 Scary Facts About California's Drought

6 Scary Facts About California's Drought | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Conditions are getting severe, and dangerous, out west.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, January 24, 12:18 PM

California is a major food producer for all of North America. What happens here will be felt in every home.

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Heatwaves in Australia more frequent, hotter and longer, report reveals

Heatwaves in Australia more frequent, hotter and longer, report reveals | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Australian heatwaves are becoming more frequent, hotter and lasting longer, a new climate report says.

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The Cleantech Revolution and 60 Minutes’ Epic Fail

The Cleantech Revolution and 60 Minutes’ Epic Fail | Climate Change | Scoop.it
On Sunday, January 5th the venerable TV news magazine 60 Minutes aired a segment called the Cleantech Crash.
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Geoengineering could bring severe drought to the tropics, research shows

Geoengineering could bring severe drought to the tropics, research shows | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Study models impact on global rainfall when artificial volcanic eruptions are created in a bid to reverse climate change

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Climate change by the numbers: The worst is yet to come

Climate change by the numbers: The worst is yet to come | Climate Change | Scoop.it
“ CO2 levels went through the roof in 2013, as the world tried — and mostly failed — to slow down warming”
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Putting A Cap On CO2 Emissions Won't End Global Warming: Study - RedOrbit ("it can't be reversed easy")

Putting A Cap On CO2 Emissions Won't End Global Warming: Study - RedOrbit ("it can't be reversed easy") | Climate Change | Scoop.it
“ RedOrbit Putting A Cap On CO2 Emissions Won't End Global Warming: Study RedOrbit The carbon dioxide content already present in the Earth's atmosphere would continue to cause warming for hundreds of years, even if the emissions were to suddenly stop...”As part of their research, the investigators created a simulation of Earth upon which carbon dioxide emissionssuddenly ceased after 1,800 billion tons of the greenhouse gas had entered the atmosphere. Within a millennium of this sudden CO2 shutoff, the carbon itself began to fade. Within 20 years, 40 percent of it had been absorbed by the planet’s oceans and landmasses, and 80 percent of it had been soaked up after 1,000 years. “By itself, such a decrease of atmospheric carbon dioxide should lead to cooling. But the heat trapped by the carbon dioxide took a divergent track,” the university said. “After a century of cooling, the planet warmed by 0.37 degrees Celsius (0.66 Fahrenheit) during the next 400 years as the ocean absorbed less and less heat.” “While the resulting temperature spike seems slight, a little heat goes a long way here. Earth has warmed by only 0.85 degrees Celsius (1.5 degrees Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times,” it added. “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that global temperatures a mere 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than pre-industrial levels would dangerously interfere with the climate system.”
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