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#479 A people’s revolution in Detroit | This gives me hope

#479 A people’s revolution in Detroit | This gives me hope | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With a population that dropped by 25% in the first decade of the new millennium, Detroit is a graphic example of the growing gap between rich and poor....
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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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Lexi Randall-L'Estrange's curator insight, August 20, 8:03 AM

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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Corporate Australia in denial over climate change: Dunlop

Corporate Australia in denial over climate change: Dunlop | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Corporate Australia is in denial about climate change, former fossil fuels executive Ian Dunlop says.
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USGS Finds Growing Urban Sprawl in Southeast Rivals Threat of Climate Change

USGS Finds Growing Urban Sprawl in Southeast Rivals Threat of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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In China, Climate Change Is Already Here

In China, Climate Change Is Already Here | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
China is already feeling the effects of climate change, and the results could be devastating.
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Your bottled water comes from the most drought-ridden places in the country

Your bottled water comes from the most drought-ridden places in the country | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Popular brands like Aquafina and Dasani source mainly from catastrophically dry parts of the West.
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The Right-Wing Press' New Climate Change Lie

The Right-Wing Press' New Climate Change Lie | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
No, global warming is not on "hiatus."
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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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Signal of anthropogenic climate change is written in the ice

Signal of anthropogenic climate change is written in the ice | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Take humans out of the equation and the glaciers would be in better health.

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Dams Cause Climate Change, They Are Not Clean Energy

Dams Cause Climate Change, They Are Not Clean Energy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
But when I heard it quoted two days ago in this May 12 New Yorker story out of the mouth of Mark Tercek who is
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Global warming is moistening the atmosphere

Global warming is moistening the atmosphere | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
John Abraham: Human-caused global warming is causing the upper troposphere to become wetter
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How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Environmentalists warn us that apocalypse awaits. Economists tell us that minimal fixes will get us through. Here's how we can move beyond the impasse. 
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This bug’s bite could turn you into a vegetarian

This bug’s bite could turn you into a vegetarian | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It's the one thing that could turn the most avid deer hunter into a vegetarian.
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