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Climate change induced food nightmare stares India - Hindustan Times

Climate change induced food nightmare stares India - Hindustan Times | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New global study shows that areas most likely to suffer from crop yield reduction because of climate change match areas – like most of India – which already suffer chronic food stortage. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
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Let’s Reject the ‘Inevitable’

Let’s Reject the ‘Inevitable’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

There remain several possible responses to climate change. One is stupidity: “There is no crisis.” (A subset of this is to acknowledge the crisis privately, but deny it or choose to ignore it publicly.) A second is hopelessness: “It’s all over.” (Sadly, many of my friends fall into this category.) A third is blind faith in technology, as if it were easier to modify the power of nature than to change a system that resists not only radical change but even tinkering.

 

But a fourth is action, a fight to regain democracy (a.k.a. “who is government for?”) and begin to remember quaint little slogans like “the greatest good for the greatest number,” to recognize that the payoff for seriously fighting climate change is not only the survival of our species (and others) but a better society. As Naomi Klein says, “Climate change isn’t just a disaster. It’s also our best chance to demand and build a better world.”

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What can small cities do to fight climate change?

What can small cities do to fight climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With Senate Republicans blocking even voluntary conservation measures, some progressive communities are taking matters into their own hands.
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No rain for decades: Stand by for the ‘megadroughts’, scientists warn

No rain for decades: Stand by for the ‘megadroughts’, scientists warn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is set to unleash a series of decades-long “megadroughts” this century, according to research to be published this week.
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Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study
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Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New book by Naomi Klein reveals that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel
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The Teamsters of New York Are Speaking Out About Climate Change

The Teamsters of New York Are Speaking Out About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

It's the Teamsters' job to carry the heavy loads. So I'm proud to stand up, march, and carry this message of environmental justice and economic prosperity through action on climate change....

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Sorry, red states: You can’t avoid talking about climate change

Sorry, red states: You can’t avoid talking about climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global warming "euphemisms" aren't going to cut it
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Mussels don't stick around in acidic ocean water — The Daily Climate

Mussels don't stick around in acidic ocean water — The Daily Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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Ocean acidification impairs mussels' ability to attach to surfaces – alarming commercial growers farming the waters around Puget Sound. If you like your moules marinieres, this is bad news. 
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Hundreds of bird species at risk due to climate change

Hundreds of bird species at risk due to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bye-bye birdies? More than half of bird species in the USA (including the Bald Eagle and eight state birds, from Idaho to Maryland) are at risk due to climate change, says an Audubon Society report.
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Parenting, Climate Change And Solutions

Parenting, Climate Change And Solutions | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
While adding "organizing for climate solutions" to our overflowing parental plate may seem a little daunting, it's increasingly necessary. And, it's an opportunity to channel our inner Super Hero as we work to protect the real Super Heroes ...
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Think the Southwest's drought is bad now? It could last a generation or more.

Think the Southwest's drought is bad now? It could last a generation or more. | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
And other scary news on the "dire hydrological state of the West."
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5 terrifying facts from the leaked UN climate report

5 terrifying facts from the leaked UN climate report | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Even if we slash greenhouse gases immediately, the dangerous effects of global warming will continue for centuries to come.
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Healthcare savings trump the cost of halting climate change – so why the delay?

Healthcare savings trump the cost of halting climate change – so why the delay? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In a few weeks time leaders from around the world are set to meet in New York in a United Nations-led bid to 'galvanize' global climate change mitigation action.Their discussions and proposals at the UN Climate Summit on the 23 September...
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Why fighting climate change may help the economy, not hurt it

Why fighting climate change may help the economy, not hurt it | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Two new studies argue that reducing greenhouse gas emissions can actually result in a stronger and more vibrant economy in the United States and across the globe.
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Fracking or Drinking Water? That May Become the Choice - NBC News

Fracking or Drinking Water? That May Become the Choice - NBC News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Fracking for oil and natural gas—or having enough water to drink.That's the possible dilemma facing a number of countries including the United States, accord...
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Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle

Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Richard Branson has pledged $3bn to fight climate change, and delivered just $230m. Naomi Klein looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects – on the planet, and our own bodies
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Drowned Tropical Forests Exacerbate Climate Change

Drowned Tropical Forests Exacerbate Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Methane emissions from big hydroelectric dams in the tropics outweigh the benefits that this form of renewable energy provides, according to new scientific data
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Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water? - NBC News

Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water? - NBC News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
TULARE COUNTY, Calif.—The old man knew of the $500-a-day fine for people caught wasting water. He heard the plea for conservation from Governor Jerry Brown. ...
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This legendary accounting firm just ran the numbers on climate change

This legendary accounting firm just ran the numbers on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We're 20 years away from catastrophe, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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When will governments and corporations pay attention??

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UN News - As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’

UN News - As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The United Nations weather agency today voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in 2013, amid worrying sings that oceans and biosphere seem unable to soak up emissions as quickly as they used to.
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Research team probes climate's impact on groundwater quality

Research team probes climate's impact on groundwater quality | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will investigate climate's impact on groundwater contamination from chemicals used in crop ...
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We must heed the threat of global warming

“Looking for Leadership: The Cost of Climate Inaction” is the title of a just-released report by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, on the expected impact of global warming in Ontario.
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Climate Change Film 'Disruption' Aims To Inspire Global Movement

Climate Change Film 'Disruption' Aims To Inspire Global Movement | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Not quite sure you feel like taking to the streets to spur action on climate change? This new movie aims to change your mind.

In the lead-up to the People's Climate March later this month, filmmakers are releasing a new documentary called "D...
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Communicating the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

Communicating the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
What's the best way to communicate the fact that the overwhelming majority of scientists believe that climate change is real and human-caused? Is it metaphors that compare scientists' beliefs on cl...
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Draft U.N. Climate Report Says Most Fossil Fuels Should Stay in Ground

Draft U.N. Climate Report Says Most Fossil Fuels Should Stay in Ground | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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