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How Much Does Global Warming Cost? - Miller-McCune

How Much Does Global Warming Cost? - Miller-McCune | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that the social cost of carbon -- the economic damage done by one ton of carbon dioxide emissions -- could be drastically higher than government agencies have estimated.
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The Climate Change “Debate” and Marketization of Nature: Everyone Loses

The Climate Change “Debate” and Marketization of Nature: Everyone Loses | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Despite near-unanimous global scientific and governmental consensus that global warming is accelerating due to human activity, debating this fact is still a favorite political pastime in the United States. Governments around the world acknowledge the science that connects industrialization, increased greenhouse gas emissions, and their detrimental impact on the climate, and are currently acting upon solutions. Yet the US, one of the largest greenhouse gas...
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Over 1,400 Endangered Species Are Threatened By Climate Change, Says New ‘Red List’

Over 1,400 Endangered Species Are Threatened By Climate Change, Says New ‘Red List’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Over 1,400 endangered species, from sea otters to wombats to pink slugs, face direct threats from global warming.
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In deep water: the first country in the world to surrender to global warming - Independent.ie

In deep water: the first country in the world to surrender to global warming - Independent.ie | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
'Normally the land was further, what is the word in English?' Ioteba pauses, searching for the vocabulary to describe what is happening to his people. "Corrosion," he says.
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Living on Earth: Climate Change & Pacific Northwest Glaciers

Living on Earth: Climate Change & Pacific Northwest Glaciers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Glaciers in the Pacific Northwest are essential for the region’s drinking water, hydropower and salmon survival. But as EarthFix’s Ashley Ahearn reports, disappearing glaciers make the Northwest uniquely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
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Why your taxes pay to make climate change worse: Don Pittis

Why your taxes pay to make climate change worse: Don Pittis | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Governments now agree that they must act to stop climate change, but whether rich or poor, some estimates say countries around the globe spend up to a trillion dollars a year to counteract the market forces that would discourage greenhouse gas production.
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China Climate Deal? 'Pffffft,' Say Republicans

China Climate Deal? 'Pffffft,' Say Republicans | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -– If anyone thought the announcement of a bilateral U.S.-China climate agreement on Wednesday might lead to a breakthrough on climate policy in Washington, Senate Republicans would like to inform them otherwise.

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'Polar Vortex' Might Be Click-Bait, But Its Effect On Climate Is Real

'Polar Vortex' Might Be Click-Bait, But Its Effect On Climate Is Real | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
There’s a cold snap on the way. At least one town in Wyoming has set a new all-time low for the month of November, and that arctic air mass is now
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Reap the whirlwind: Climate change and terrorism

Reap the whirlwind: Climate change and terrorism | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The dire predictions contained in the recently released UN climate change panel report are upon us. In Africa, the effects of climate change have stalled — and are reversing — generations of progress made against poverty and hunger.

In its merciless punishment of the poor and marginalized, climate change has created a world of violent extremists — including Boko Haram — and there is no likely end in sight, unless the international community responds vigorously. As Ebola reminded us, it's far ea
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This Map Shows How Climate Change Will Screw The Whole World

This Map Shows How Climate Change Will Screw The Whole World | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change will leave nothing untouched.
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Capping warming at 2 C not enough to avert disaster, climate experts warn

Capping warming at 2 C not enough to avert disaster, climate experts warn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Former UN climate chief says 'no such thing as safe rise'; scientists fear tipping point will be met
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The Birds in the Yard May Look Very Different By 2075 : DNews

The Birds in the Yard May Look Very Different By 2075 : DNews | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In 60 years,the distribution of bird species across the nation is going to be very different, due to changes in climate, habitat encroachment by humans and other factors. Continue reading →
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I was once a climate change denier

I was once a climate change denier | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I'm a scientist now, but the embarrassment lingers. Here's why I let myself be duped -- and how I came to my senses
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Canada and BC unprepared for climate-based migration, according to CCPA study

Canada and BC unprepared for climate-based migration, according to CCPA study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A paper released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows a gap in  thinking and policies at the intersection of climate change and immigration.
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Gabriole Van Bryce's curator insight, November 10, 11:22 AM

One bit of BC good news: Vernon is a 'Transition City,' committed to helping citizenry move away from fossil fuels.  Think it's a 1st in BC, maybe even Canada.

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Here’s How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change | Climate Central

Here’s How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A U.S> task force has provided more than 100 recommendations for adapting to climate change.
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7 Solutions to Climate Change Happening Now

7 Solutions to Climate Change Happening Now | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Even as the world continues to spew more carbon pollution, change has begun—and is accelerating
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The Power Politics Behind China's Climate Pledge

The Power Politics Behind China's Climate Pledge | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
BEIJING –- President Barack Obama had barely finished shaking Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hand to seal this week’s landmark climate agreement before the predictable responses poured in from Washington. Congressional Republican le...
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Here's why China cares more about climate change than Congress does

Here's why China cares more about climate change than Congress does | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
China needs to act now to save the climate—and its air.
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Thunderstruck: Lightning Will Increase With Warming | Climate Central

Thunderstruck: Lightning Will Increase With Warming | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Lightning strikes could flash through the sky more often as the planet warms, at least over the U.S.
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5 key insights into Obama’s climate change deal with China

5 key insights into Obama’s climate change deal with China | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The new climate goals announced by President Obama and Chinese leaders are groundbreaking and doable, but perhaps not enough to head off global warming, climate analysts and California officials said Wednesday. “These are all steps that need to be taken right now, and they’re certainly achievable,” said Robert Weisenmiller, chairman of the California Energy Commission, who sees big potential for clean-energy companies in the state to expand their business in China under the new accord. C
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U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Beijing, China, 12 November 2014 1.     The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity.
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Can Humans and Nature Co-Exist?

Can Humans and Nature Co-Exist? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Conservationists go to war over whether humans are the measure of nature's value
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Is a solution to climate change down in the dirt?

Is a solution to climate change down in the dirt? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is one of the major concerns of the 21st century, but local farmers accompanied by the Soil Carbon Coalition are working together to put carbon back into the ground and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.The ranchers came together
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Gabriole Van Bryce's curator insight, November 10, 10:57 AM

Thanks to Catherine

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Bill Nye Hits The Nail On The Head With This Explanation Of How Greenhouse Gasses Heat The Planet

Bill Nye Hits The Nail On The Head With This Explanation Of How Greenhouse Gasses Heat The Planet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

We all know that greenhouse gasses are bad. And that climate change is bad and we need to stop emitting greenhouse gasses by the end of the century or risk dire climate-related consequences, such as dramatic sea level rise, extreme weather events, and food shortages.

But what's the connection between emissions and these terrible scenarios? Bill Nye, The Science Guy, made the great video below a few years ago with Climate Reality that explains just that. 

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How climate change is like street harassment

How climate change is like street harassment | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It is difficult to convince people that their actions have, knowingly or unknowingly, contributed to substantial aggregate harms. It's true of catcalling women on the street and it's true of climat...
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