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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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‘Urgency of Climate Change’ to Debut as Legal Defense | Climate Central

‘Urgency of Climate Change’ to Debut as Legal Defense | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The necessity defense will be used in the case of two men who blockaded a coal shipment.
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Drilling deeper as US taps run dry

Drilling deeper as US taps run dry | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Taps are running dry in California's Central Valley as the worst drought in more than a century forces farmers to drill ever deeper underground for water.

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Climate Change and Underground Water: A Need to Link Science With People

Water is life, however the way it is being used by humans and the scientific facts which informs how it is being diminished is no doubt a mystery for common people in Pakistan to be aware of. This is evident from the example of Rawalpindi city of Pak...
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Unpacking unpaused global warming – climate models got it right

Unpacking unpaused global warming – climate models got it right | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: Global surface warming has slowed down due to internal and external factors, consistent with climate model predictions that account for these effects
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Why Learning About Climate Change Made Me Quit Fast Food | Hot and Bothered

Why Learning About Climate Change Made Me Quit Fast Food | Hot and Bothered | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
At my school all seniors have to do a yearlong project about a social issue of our choice. After seeing the ACE assembly, I knew right then and there I wanted to do my project on climate change. When I heard ACE was hosting a Youth Action Lab the following month about the connection between climate change and food, well, of course I signed up to attend.
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Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole

Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

While birds sing, they also speak. Many of their declines are driven by the loss of places to live and breed – their marshes, rivers, forests and plains – or by diminished food supply. But more and more these days the birds are telling us about new threats to the environment and potentially human health in the coded language of biochemistry. Through analysis of the inner workings of birds’ cells, scientists have been deciphering increasingly urgent signals from ecosystems around the world.

Like the fabled canaries that miners once thrust into coal mines to check for poisonous gases, birds provide the starkest clues in the animal kingdom about whether humans, too, may be harmed by toxic substances. And they prophesy what might happen to us as the load of carbon-based, planet-warming gases in the atmosphere and oceans climbs ever higher.

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Microsoft Leaves Lobbying Group ALEC Amid Split Over Renewables

Microsoft Leaves Lobbying Group ALEC Amid Split Over Renewables | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bloomberg BNA -- Microsoft Corp. has left the American Legislative Exchange Council because of concerns about the lobbying group's opposition to renewable energy, a coalition of activist investor groups said.
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Suburbs and Farms Team with Global Warming to Threaten Wild Animals and Plants

Suburbs and Farms Team with Global Warming to Threaten Wild Animals and Plants | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Land use will complicate the speed of climate change as a threat to species
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If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As drought ravages surface water supplies, we're pumping groundwater to save us. And it will-for a while.
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Meet The First Pacific Island Town To Relocate Thanks To Climate Change

Meet The First Pacific Island Town To Relocate Thanks To Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
"Relocation is the only option available that will keep the community safe and will allow for future growth and prosperity of the capital and the province."
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This is a bold plan, and it's success and challenges will be crucial not only for the community at stake, but also other communities in the Pacific working on climate change adaptation measures. Watch this space! 

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10 Places Where Climate Change Is Being Felt the Fastest - weather.com

10 Places Where Climate Change Is Being Felt the Fastest - weather.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Where is global warming already having major impacts? From South Florida to the Arctic, here's where the effects of climate change are being felt already.
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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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Threatened coral: Climate change puts 20 types at risk

Threatened coral: Climate change puts 20 types at risk | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is one reason the US government is putting 20 species of threatened coral on a list of threatened species. The threatened coral are vital to the health of marine ecosystems, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it's one of America's favorite vacation spots.

Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacifi...
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Canadian rangers ask for modern equipment to deal with climate change

Canadian rangers ask for modern equipment to deal with climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new report says global warming has so altered the Arctic that the Canadian Rangers -- largely aboriginal reservists who patrol the North -- need new equipment to navigate a vast terrain they barely recognize anymore.
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Plundering the Planet: Rigged Corporate "Free Trade Partnerships" and "Climate Change Agreements"

Plundering the Planet: Rigged Corporate "Free Trade Partnerships" and "Climate Change Agreements" | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
What do rigged corporate trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Treaty, an international climate agreement to be signed in 2015, have in common? They are both tools being...
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The authors come down hard on multinational agreements they see as plundering the planet.

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Parched

Lifestyles of the Rich and Parched | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Many mornings, just before 7 a.m., a large tanker truck pulls up to the grand gates of Oprah Winfrey’s 40-acre estate in Montecito, California. Inside is neither merchandise nor produce – just water. A year ago, Oprah’s annual bill from the Montecito Water District was just shy of $125,000. This year, it is less than half. Like many...
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Climate Changing the West Antarctic Food Web | Yale Climate & Energy Institute

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Drought leaves California homes without water

Drought leaves California homes without water | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
(AP) â€" Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said. The situation has become so dire that the Tulare County Office of Emergency Services had 12-gallon-per person rations of bottled water delivered on Friday in East Porterville, where at least 182 of the 1,400 households have reported having no or not enough water, according to the Porterville Recorder (http://bit.ly/1rsgwsZ ). Emergency services manager Andrew Lockman, said the supplies of bottled water distributed by firefighters, the Red Cross and volunteer groups on Friday cost the county $30,000 and were designed to last about three weeks but are only a temporary fix. To get future deliveries, officials are asking low-income residents to apply for aid and for companies to make bottled water donations like the one a local casino made a few weeks ago.
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DROUGHT: American West is so dry that the land is rising

If you live out West, you've likely noticed that things have been pretty dry lately. What you probably haven't noticed is that the ground beneath your feet is also a little bit higher in elevation -- an average of 4 millimeters higher, to be exact.
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The Future Of Coffee Looks Bitter And Pricey, Courtesy Of Climate Change

The Future Of Coffee Looks Bitter And Pricey, Courtesy Of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Attention coffee snobs: If you dont care about climate change already, now might be a good time to start.
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It’s Time for Climate Change “Alarmists” to Embrace the Name

It’s Time for Climate Change “Alarmists” to Embrace the Name | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I’m sick of having to hide it, so here goes: I’m a climate change alarmist. There, I said it. After years of fighting off Internet trolls and being ridiculed on Fox News for caring about the Earth and its inhabitants enough to make big changes to my life, I’ve had...
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Water scarcity and climate change through 2095

Water scarcity and climate change through 2095 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
What will a global water scarcity map look like in 2095? Radically different, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, depending on the type and the stringency of the climate mitigation policies chosen to reduce carbon pollution.
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