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CLIMATE CHANGE: Dealing with loss and damage

CLIMATE CHANGE: Dealing with loss and damage | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In a formal letter to Qatar - host of the 18th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a coalition of 40 NGOs, backed by academics, has called for urgent action on loss and damage caused by climate...
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Combating climate change with urban innovation

Combating climate change with urban innovation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It's an interesting paradox when you think about it: production and consumption activities heavily concentrated in cities have contributed to some 80 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Yet innovative solutions to combating climate change will also come from cities.
Take the Japanese district of Yokohama, for instance. Home to more than 3,5 million people, the district emitted almost 20 million tons of CO2 in 2007 because of ongoing forest and farmland degradation and extensive construction work. The consequences were significant, as the increase of buildings and paved surfaces resulted in an urban heat island effect that slowed the cooling of the land surface.

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With so many of us living in cities, this is hopeful news.
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Talking About Wildfires And Climate Change Isn't Playing Politics

Talking About Wildfires And Climate Change Isn't Playing Politics | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Why does Elizabeth May get a media beating for stating we have another terrible example of our need to be very, very serious about climate change? Just like other catastrophic events, a given tragedy is proportional to the tough questions that necessarily follow. "But not now"? May was immediately berated by Justin Trudeau, other politicians, some of the media and social media. The charge? She was "trying to make a political argument out of one particular disaster." How's that? Stating that climate change is political, instead about science, is exactly the problem.
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What 90,000 Indigenous People Have to Say About Climate Change

What 90,000 Indigenous People Have to Say About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study employs thousands observations to try and fill some major gaps in climate science.
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Climate Change Makes Me Sick! | PSR

Climate Change Makes Me Sick! | PSR | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
PSR's Spring 2016 campaign, Climate Change Makes Me Sick, highlights a series of e-postcards, each displaying the health impacts of climate change. The campaign's website provides more detailed information, resources, and opportunities to take climate-protective action. Spread the knowledge! Please feel free to share, re-post and print our e-cards from http://bit.ly/1S87hf0
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Plankton decline hits marine food chain | Environment | DW.COM | 04.04.2016

Plankton decline hits marine food chain | Environment | DW.COM | 04.04.2016 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Plankton is the basis for the entire marine food web - and it is under threat. From the Mediterranean to the Pacific, animals have been struggling to survive, due apparently to changes with plankton.
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Where Do The Remaining Presidential Candidates Stand On Climate Issues?

Where Do The Remaining Presidential Candidates Stand On Climate Issues? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We are now officially through half of the United States Presidential election primary and caucus season, and there are currently 5 contenders left in the Republican and Democratic parties vying for their party’s respective nomination. Delegate math shows that Governor John Kasich has no chance to become the Republican nominee, so we’re left with four real candidates to examine.   The differences between the candidates of the two major parties could not be greater. On the Democratic side, there are two candidates who proudly embrace science and agree that action on climate issues is sorely needed. On the Republican side, both of the remaining candidates reject the scientific consensus and instead argue that climate change is nothing more than a series of unfortunate weather events.   It is important to remember that acceptance of climate science is not necessarily limited to one political party. Recent polls show that majorities of voters within both the Democratic and Republican parties (as well as Independent voters) accept that climate change is real and that human activity is a contributing factor. The discrepancy between the desires of voters and the views of the candidates can best be seen in the contributions from the fossil fuel industry, which will be described in detail later.   As for the candidates remaining in the race, only Republican frontrunner Donald Trump lacks a record to verify his statements on climate change. But judging on his statements alone, he will not be a friend to the environment if he secures the nomination and subsequently wins the White House.
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The world cannot afford a Republican president with views like these.
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Canada seeks traditional aboriginal knowledge on climate change | Toronto Star

Canada seeks traditional aboriginal knowledge on climate change | Toronto Star | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Canadian government awards contracts to research the traditional knowledge of First Nations elders and communities.
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Is this the first Climate War?

Is this the first Climate War? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
THE incredibly complex chaos of Islamic State and the upheavals of Syria and Iraq may have a very simple cause: The region’s worst drought in 900 years.
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Study says climate change pushes fish toward poles, threatening food source for poor

Study says climate change pushes fish toward poles, threatening food source for poor | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Climate change is pushing fish toward the planet's North and South poles, robbing traditionally poorer countries closer to the Equator of crucial natural resources, U.S. biologists said in a study published on Wednesday.

 
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And yet the countries primarily responsible for climate change are the ones dragging their feet

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World Heritage Area Destroyed: Climate Change Strikes Again. {Photos}

World Heritage Area Destroyed: Climate Change Strikes Again. {Photos} | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Wilderness photographer, Dan Broun, traveled to the Central Plateau in Tasmania's north west and hiked 4 hours through what was once a unique and thriving World
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Smiley Bjorn Lomborg prefers a sunny view of climate change over the grim reality

Smiley Bjorn Lomborg prefers a sunny view of climate change over the grim reality | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Meet Bjorn Lomborg, the always-sunny political scientist that climate deniers love.
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The Supreme Court puts the Clean Power Plan on hold

The Supreme Court puts the Clean Power Plan on hold | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The halting of the Environmental Protection Agency's rule is a blow to Barack Obama's campaign against climate change
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The Supreme Court is doing their duty, to look at the legality of the issue, but when does Earth get to testify in this court?

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Cancer and Climate Change

Cancer and Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I won’t live to see how civilization gets out of this mess. But I have hope.
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serena woods's curator insight, February 25, 1:26 PM

I always thought that the explosion of many types of cancer was related to our environment in some way.

ΘL°V°Δ Γ°РРΞTΘЕ's curator insight, March 7, 2:08 PM

I always thought that the explosion of many types of cancer was related to our environment in some way.

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One look at this visualization will make you a climate change believer

One look at this visualization will make you a climate change believer | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Some day the climate change argument will be over and one side will emerge victorious, but that day almost certainly won't come in our lifetimes. People on both sides of the fence believe strongly in their stances, and neither side seems swayed by convincing arguments made by the other.
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Knowing the news cycle and the media that is pro the oligarchy I suspect that this will be just another photo op until the shit really hits the fan! grrrrrrrrrrrr :(
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Canada fires another sign global warming is here, scientists say

Canada fires another sign global warming is here, scientists say | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Fort McMurray fire in Canada may be just the beginning. Scientists say droughts and climate change are creating a new perfect storm of "super fires."
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Climate change: website reveals which homes will be swamped by rising sea levels

Climate change: website reveals which homes will be swamped by rising sea levels | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Coastal Risk Australia combines Google Maps with detailed tide and elevation data, as well as future sea level rise projections
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Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change

Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Melting ice and shifting rain patterns are causing the north and south poles to drift
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Humanity must use innovation and ingenuity to live within ‘planetary boundaries,’ a new book says

Humanity must use innovation and ingenuity to live within ‘planetary boundaries,’ a new book says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
According to a new book, humanity is rapidly pushing past Earth’s planetary limits. More than 7 billion humans live on Earth, but we consume so many resources it would take more than one-and-a-half Earths to sustainably supply us all. While this may sound dire, we already have the means to ensure our survival.
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When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For climate scientists, it can be hard to sleep at night, but they can't talk about it.
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Expect more and larger algae blooms along Pacific coast, study warns

Expect more and larger algae blooms along Pacific coast, study warns | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A recently published study suggests climate change may encourage longer and more frequent blooms of toxic algae along Canada's Pacific coast.
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Crappy climate news: More heat means more diarrhea — The Daily Climate

Crappy climate news: More heat means more diarrhea — The Daily Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Globally diarrhea diseases account for 1.7 billion cases and 760,000 childhood deaths every years – numbers that are only increasing as the planet warms.
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Is your hometown a top hit for climate change?

Is your hometown a top hit for climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A group of scientists used 14 years of data to map climate change hot spots around the globe. But they didn't just map extreme weather – they analyzed the response of local vegetation.
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Two-Thirds of American Science Teachers Misinformed on Climate Change

Two-Thirds of American Science Teachers Misinformed on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
American science teachers are alarmingly misinformed when it comes to climate change, and they're passing that information on to our students.
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Winds of climate change will make transatlantic flights longer, study shows

Winds of climate change will make transatlantic flights longer, study shows | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Faster jet stream will add thousands of hours to journey times and increase airline fuel bills
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Michael Stuart's curator insight, February 12, 10:55 AM

All the more reason to just drive to the Texas coast!

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Penguin parents: Inability to share roles increases their vulnerability to climate change: Young penguins suffer at feeding time due to an inflexible division of parental duties

Penguin parents: Inability to share roles increases their vulnerability to climate change: Young penguins suffer at feeding time due to an inflexible division of parental duties | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The fixed division of labor between crested penguin parents increases their chicks' vulnerability to food shortages made ever more common by climate change. The parents have been unable to adapt their habits to the challenges of increasingly frequent years of limited food supply and, as a result, will become further threatened by extinction.
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