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Climate change and sexual dysfunction; or how the polar bear lost its wiener

Climate change and sexual dysfunction; or how the polar bear lost its wiener | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

What could be worse than eliminating an animal’s habitat and reducing its food availability? Well you could destroy its sex life, and that is exactly what people are doing to the poor *little* polar bear.

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Rising Sea Levels are Changing Florida’s Gulf Coast

Rising Sea Levels are Changing Florida’s Gulf Coast | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The natural landscape and indigenous species inhabiting the islands near Florida’s Gulf Coast are being threatened by rising sea levels due to a rapidly changing climate.
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Tony Abbott and Naomi Klein agree: we can't beat climate change under capitalism

Tony Abbott and Naomi Klein agree: we can't beat climate change under capitalism | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Abbott and Klein both know that climate change threatens what powerful people hold dear: free markets, limited regulation and unending progress
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Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain – study

Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain – study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Irreversible changes to trichodesmium microorganisms could effect species from plankton to whales that depend on products it consumes or produces
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Chipotle Sued In Class Action For Claiming Its Menu Is GMO Free

Chipotle Sued In Class Action For Claiming Its Menu Is GMO Free | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) filed a federal class action law suit against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ("Chipotle" or the "Company"), on behalf of all California consumers who purchased food products from Chipotle between April 27, 2015 and the present. The lawsuit alleges that Chipotle's marketing and advertising campaign that claims its menu does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is actually deceptive and misleading to consumers because many of Chipotle's menu items actually do contain GMOs. 

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I wish I could be surprised by this, but with GMO ingredients ubiquitous in North American foods, the claim of offering all GMO-free foods stretches belief. This is aside from health and environmental issues that may be related to this kind of genetic tinkering and chemical-dependent agriculture. It's time consumers insist the companies they deal with be trustworthy. 

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This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.
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As the 2015 Global Climate Summit Nears, Never Doubt the Power of the People

As the 2015 Global Climate Summit Nears, Never Doubt the Power of the People | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Humanity's future depends on it.
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How to make people care about climate change? Tell it one story at a time

How to make people care about climate change? Tell it one story at a time | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Organizer Christine Cordero explains how storytelling can supercharge your activism.
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Alberta's New Climate Change Panel Includes Enbridge Exec

Alberta's New Climate Change Panel Includes Enbridge Exec | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Alberta unveils newly appointed five-person panel, including reps with links to two major Canadian energy companies.
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And they will be completely open and transparent, right?

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Youth Sue Obama Administration Over Climate Change

Youth Sue Obama Administration Over Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Twenty-one young people from around the country filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Tuesday accusing the federal government of violating their rights by contributing to climate change through
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Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate

Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We are heading fast in the wrong direction despite the world gearing up to approve new sustainable development goals and a new climate accord
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Business needs to step up in climate change debate | The Opinion Zone

Business needs to step up in climate change debate | The Opinion Zone | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Florida is no stranger to bad...
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Climate change is a growing concern in B.C., says scientist

Climate change is a growing concern in B.C., says scientist | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The public is invited to comment on B.C.'s Climate Action Plan until August 17th. Here are four ways B.C. is experiencing the impacts of climate change right now.
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We aren't just imaging it. The temperatures in British Columbia this summer have been off the charts.

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38 Powerful Photos of the World Feeling the Impact of Climate Change

38 Powerful Photos of the World Feeling the Impact of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
From tiny Pacific island nations to America's largest cities, a look at the impacts already being felt from climate change around the world.
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» Getting the [Climate Change] Story Straight

» Getting the [Climate Change] Story Straight | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The messages we are offering, like President Obama’s opening speech at GLACIER, are incredibly powerful so why is public understanding of this consensus still so low? And how will the world respond to an international climate agreement when the majority don’t understand that we [scientists] agree on the climate? This presents a serious challenge to the most important outcome of Paris 2015 — moving forward on public policy action.

This spring, Myers et al (2015) published a paper empirically examining this disagreement over the level of agreement and offered a fairly straightforward solution to improving public understanding: KISS.

Keep It Short & Simple  Some of you may be familiar with this acronym. I’m obviously embellishing the author’s message, but it’s more or less the same.

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How Are U.N. Climate Talks Like A Middle School? Cliques Rule

How Are U.N. Climate Talks Like A Middle School? Cliques Rule | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Tiny island nations, Latin American developing countries and even non-joiners like Switzerland have all found more power and influence in climate negotiations after forming or joining a group.
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It's not all that surprising, but it is an interesting study in human behaviour, around an issue that impacts us all.

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General Mills pledges $100 million to combat climate change

General Mills pledges $100 million to combat climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is bad for business, says the food giant.
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Nature's last refuge: climate change threatens our most fragile ecosystem

Nature's last refuge: climate change threatens our most fragile ecosystem | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An Arctic voyage through the awe-inspiring Northwest Passage shows that rapid action is needed to protect the region
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Grizzlies, polar bears evolve with climate change.

Grizzlies, polar bears evolve with climate change. | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The appearance of the "Pizzly" bear, a grizzly-polar bear hybrid, is just one example of a recent natural phenomenon scientists think is the result of climate change.
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Climate change may have driven dog evolution

Climate change may have driven dog evolution | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It's possible that a shifting climate millions of years ago helped make dogs what they are today.
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Your meat-eating habit is killing more than just cows

Your meat-eating habit is killing more than just cows | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new paper finds that meat production is a leading cause of mass extinction.
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Climate Change: Melting Antarctic Glaciers Impact the Food Chain

Climate Change: Melting Antarctic Glaciers Impact the Food Chain | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It turns out that melting glaciers are having more of an impact on the Antarctic than previously thought. Researchers have found that the nutrient-rich meltwater is actually nourishing the ocean food chain, creating feeding hotspots.
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Climate change crusade goes local

Climate change crusade goes local | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
While US leaders remain bogged down in debate over global warming, local communities are acting on their own to hold back rising seas. Witness Miami Beach's elevated streets.
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Darned few world leaders have stepped forward to insist on action on climate change. So people are bypassing leaders who won't lead. As the Little Red Hen said, "I'll do it myself."

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Darned few world leaders have stepped forward to insist on action on climate change. So people are bypassing leaders who won't lead. As the Little Red Hen said, "I'll do it myself."

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OMG… Greenland’s ice sheets are melting fast

OMG… Greenland’s ice sheets are melting fast | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Nasa’s Oceans Melting Greenland study will deploy 200 robot probes to measure the full extent of Arctic climate change
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Civic Disobedience and Climate Change

Civic Disobedience and Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Is the practice of civil disobedience justified, in regard to climate change? Unlike war and racism, the effects of global warming are neither clear nor immediate -- though in fact the danger is quickly becoming clearer, as California dries up and wild fires run through the West.
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Well said, Marilyn Sewell. "Civil disobedience is typically practiced when injustice is widespread and intransigent, and when laws and lawmakers are not responding to the moral sensibility of the people. It is not only a legitimate form of protest, but sometimes it is the only remaining source of protest."

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