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Climate change enhances risks of glacial lakes flooding mountain communities

Climate change enhances risks of glacial lakes flooding mountain communities | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Lakes high in the world's mountains are becoming increasingly dangerous to the towns that have sprouted up near them.
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What climate activists can learn from the fight against Big Tobacco | Al Jazeera America

What climate activists can learn from the fight against Big Tobacco | Al Jazeera America | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Achieving climate progress requires keeping oil and gas companies away from the negotiating table
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Climate Change Is Happening Despite Two Decades Of UN Climate Talks

Climate Change Is Happening Despite Two Decades Of UN Climate Talks | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
More than 120 world leaders will meet in New York this week for a global summit on climate change, citing a "sense of urgency."
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See the Effects of Climate Change in Side-by-Side Images

See the Effects of Climate Change in Side-by-Side Images | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Landslides, wildfires, drought, floods, heat and rainfall are just a few consequences of climate change.
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It's time to teach climate change in school. Here's how

It's time to teach climate change in school. Here's how | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Sophia Shaw: We need to give our kids the tools to observe and understand the effects of a changing climate – for their future and ours
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It's official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record

It's official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level.
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Antarctic Sea Ice Hits a Record Max, and That's Not Good

Antarctic Sea Ice Hits a Record Max, and That's Not Good | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The increase in ice may actually be a sign the warming continent is in trouble.
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Texas' new public school textbooks promote climate change denial and downplay segregation

Texas' new public school textbooks promote climate change denial and downplay segregation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
And they could end up in your kid's classroom too.
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Good grief, Texas. How irresponsible can you get?

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Let’s Reject the ‘Inevitable’

Let’s Reject the ‘Inevitable’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

There remain several possible responses to climate change. One is stupidity: “There is no crisis.” (A subset of this is to acknowledge the crisis privately, but deny it or choose to ignore it publicly.) A second is hopelessness: “It’s all over.” (Sadly, many of my friends fall into this category.) A third is blind faith in technology, as if it were easier to modify the power of nature than to change a system that resists not only radical change but even tinkering.

 

But a fourth is action, a fight to regain democracy (a.k.a. “who is government for?”) and begin to remember quaint little slogans like “the greatest good for the greatest number,” to recognize that the payoff for seriously fighting climate change is not only the survival of our species (and others) but a better society. As Naomi Klein says, “Climate change isn’t just a disaster. It’s also our best chance to demand and build a better world.”

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What can small cities do to fight climate change?

What can small cities do to fight climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With Senate Republicans blocking even voluntary conservation measures, some progressive communities are taking matters into their own hands.
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No rain for decades: Stand by for the ‘megadroughts’, scientists warn

No rain for decades: Stand by for the ‘megadroughts’, scientists warn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is set to unleash a series of decades-long “megadroughts” this century, according to research to be published this week.
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Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study

Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study
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Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New book by Naomi Klein reveals that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel
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The Teamsters of New York Are Speaking Out About Climate Change

The Teamsters of New York Are Speaking Out About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

It's the Teamsters' job to carry the heavy loads. So I'm proud to stand up, march, and carry this message of environmental justice and economic prosperity through action on climate change....

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6 Ways Climate Change is Making Us Sick

6 Ways Climate Change is Making Us Sick | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change and global health are intimately connected new research argues
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Diet, lifestyle, and genetics are no longer the only factors to consider in the development of chronic disease. Climate change could be making you sick by exacerbating old symptoms and causing new. 

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Desmond Tutu: ‘Nobody should profit from climate change suffering’

Desmond Tutu: ‘Nobody should profit from climate change suffering’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In an impassioned plea for action on climate change, the Nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu has called for an apartheid-style boycott of fossil fuel fir
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Desmond Tutu: We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy

Desmond Tutu: We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering
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Science Shows Up in Force at People's Climate March

Science Shows Up in Force at People's Climate March | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists who do not typically take a policy position make an exception for climate change
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A Clarion Call From the Climate Change Frontline

A Clarion Call From the Climate Change Frontline | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, climate change has arrived. Lying just two meters above sea level, my atoll nation stands at the frontline in the battle against climate change....
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Climate change may add billions to wildfire costs, study says

Climate change may add billions to wildfire costs, study says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As wildfires burned in California, a study by several major environmental groups estimated that climate change could mean that future blazes will be much larger and add billions of dollars to already costly losses.
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The silence on climate change is deafening. It's time for us to get loud

The silence on climate change is deafening. It's time for us to get loud | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Rebecca Solnit: In Dr Seuss’s parable, it take all of Whoville to make enough noise to save their planet. How much will it take to save ours?
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Why fighting climate change may help the economy, not hurt it

Why fighting climate change may help the economy, not hurt it | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Two new studies argue that reducing greenhouse gas emissions can actually result in a stronger and more vibrant economy in the United States and across the globe.
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Fracking or Drinking Water? That May Become the Choice - NBC News

Fracking or Drinking Water? That May Become the Choice - NBC News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Fracking for oil and natural gas—or having enough water to drink.That's the possible dilemma facing a number of countries including the United States, accord...
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Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle

Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Richard Branson has pledged $3bn to fight climate change, and delivered just $230m. Naomi Klein looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects – on the planet, and our own bodies
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Drowned Tropical Forests Exacerbate Climate Change

Drowned Tropical Forests Exacerbate Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Methane emissions from big hydroelectric dams in the tropics outweigh the benefits that this form of renewable energy provides, according to new scientific data
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Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water? - NBC News

Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water? - NBC News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
TULARE COUNTY, Calif.—The old man knew of the $500-a-day fine for people caught wasting water. He heard the plea for conservation from Governor Jerry Brown. ...
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