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Expert: Illinois climate headed south -- to Texas

Expert: Illinois climate headed south -- to Texas | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
NORMAL — Unless substantial steps are taken soon, Illinois will wind up with a climate more like southeast Texas, according to a noted climate scientist who shared the 2007 Nobel
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Media Contributing to ‘Hope Gap’ on Climate Change

Media Contributing to ‘Hope Gap’ on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Research suggests media focuses on doom and gloom of climate change, rarely on possible fixes.
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Global Warming Turns Rainforest Leaves into Junk Food - Inkfish

Global Warming Turns Rainforest Leaves into Junk Food - Inkfish | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Like those breakfast cereals that look healthy on the box but have even more sugar inside than Cocoa Puffs, some rainforest trees engage in false advertising. It’s not their fault—it’s ours. Climate change has made their leaves less nutritious than they used to be. And the animals who live off of those trees don’t exactly have another store to …
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Finally, A Climate Change Message That Just Might Work

Finally, A Climate Change Message That Just Might Work | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
There are mixed but somewhat encouraging signs that China's leaders and India's Narendra Modi are awakening to the power of focusing on the immediate health benefits of clearing the skies, as well. All of which is cause for hope in this pivotal year ...
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The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse.

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse. | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that a key glacier of East Antarctica is melting from beneath.
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Cyclone Pam: we've only just begun to see consequences of climate change

Cyclone Pam: we've only just begun to see consequences of climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bandaid solutions to natural disasters are simply not enough. It's time to be proactive, because the cost of inaction will be much higher.
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Alaska Is the Canary in the Climate Coal Mine, and That Bird Is in Trouble

Alaska Is the Canary in the Climate Coal Mine, and That Bird Is in Trouble | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Earlier this winter, Monica Zappa packed up her crew of Alaskan sled dogs and headed south, in search of snow. “We haven’t been able to train where we live for two months,” she told me. Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, which Zappa calls home, has been practically tropical this winter. Rick Thoman,...
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A BC Megadrought? We've Had Them Before | The Tyee

A BC Megadrought? We've Had Them Before | The Tyee | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
What the 'xerothermic' age tells us about a drier future.
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Even the province's "Wet Coast" may experience deep drought.

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Florida’s Not The Only State Where Officials Censored The Term ‘Climate Change’

Florida’s Not The Only State Where Officials Censored The Term ‘Climate Change’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Censoring "climate change" is not unusual -- at least in states with governors who do not accept the scientific validity of human-caused climate change.
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Hmmm...looks as if a lot of state officials have jumped down the rabbit hole and ended up in a no-climate-change-here Wonderland.

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Does climate change really cause conflict?

Does climate change really cause conflict? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
While researchers agree that climate change can exacerbate human conflict, there are many that caution against using it to explain the root causes of war
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Moving Photos Show Climate Change Destroying The Nomadic Way Of Life In Mongolia

Moving Photos Show Climate Change Destroying The Nomadic Way Of Life In Mongolia | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Just another sad casualty of environmental collapse: These before-and-after shots show how deserts are taking over the pastures where animals once...
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Don't look away now, the climate crisis needs you | Naomi Klein

Don't look away now, the climate crisis needs you | Naomi Klein | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Guardian is embarking on a major series of articles on the climate crisis and how humanity can solve it. In the first, an extract taken from the Introduction to THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING by Naomi Klein, the author argues that if we treat climate change as the crisis it is, we don’t just have the potential to avert disaster but could improve society in the process
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Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre

Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As global warming argument moves on to politics and business, Alan Rusbridger explains the thinking behind our major series on the climate crisis
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Now we can all do climate modelling - Geographical

Now we can all do climate modelling - Geographical | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New tool The Global Calculator allows anyone to model future energy sources and carbon dioxide emissions, revealing potential ways to meet the UNFCCC's 2 degree target
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Go ahead. Try the various scenarios. The results are fascinating.

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Ted Cruz invokes Galileo to defend climate skepticism — and historians aren’t happy

Ted Cruz invokes Galileo to defend climate skepticism — and historians aren’t happy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For starters, Galileo did not discover that the Earth is round. And there's more.
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Smithsonian Stands By Wildly Misleading Climate Change Exhibit Paid For By Kochs

Smithsonian Stands By Wildly Misleading Climate Change Exhibit Paid For By Kochs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian is damaging its reputation with a polluter-funded science denier on the payroll and a misleading Koch-funded exhibit downplaying the risks posed by human-caused climate change. Time for the world’s “largest museum and research complex” to cut ties with the anti-science crowd.
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What Climate Change?: Understanding Incentives for Denial - Harvard Political Review

What Climate Change?: Understanding Incentives for Denial - Harvard Political Review | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Why climate change denial persists in politics despite scientific consensus.

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Sea lion pups washing ashore in California test capacity of rescue network (+video)

Sea lion pups washing ashore in California test capacity of rescue network (+video) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Never have sea lion pups washed up on California beaches in such high numbers. Scientists point to a few potential reasons for the strandings.
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The Right to Be Cold: A revelatory memoir that looks at what climate change means for the north

The Right to Be Cold: A revelatory memoir that looks at what climate change means for the north | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Loss, suppression and ultimate rediscovery of voice are themes that run through this courageous books
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'Find a new way to tell the story' - how the Guardian launched its climate change campaign

'Find a new way to tell the story' - how the Guardian launched its climate change campaign | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is the biggest story journalism has never successfully told. This new podcast series follows the Guardian’s editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, and his team as they set out to find a new narrative on the greatest threat to humanity
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Thank you, Guardian, for an intelligent approach to a vital issue.

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Global Warming, God, and American Complacency

Global Warming, God, and American Complacency | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The headline of a 2013 Washington Post article said, “Americans Are Less Worried about Climate Change than Almost Anyone Else.” According to a Pew poll of that year, only 33% of the American public...
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Florida officials’ ‘ban’ of the term climate change is straight out of the Bush playbook

Florida officials’ ‘ban’ of the term climate change is straight out of the Bush playbook | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Remembering the history of the politicization of science.
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OK, this is definitely a sign that some folk in Florida have jumped down the rabbit hole, donned the Mad Hatter's cloak, and created their own story of the world.

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The Insiders: Republicans move from denial to despair on climate change

The Insiders: Republicans move from denial to despair on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Their new argument: Global warming may be real, but the solutions cost too much and won't work anyway.
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The twisted morality of climate denial: How religion and American exceptionalism are undermining our future

The twisted morality of climate denial: How religion and American exceptionalism are undermining our future | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Despite overwhelming scientific consensus, Americans remain split on climate change. Here's why
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How will everything change under climate change?

How will everything change under climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In the second extract taken from the Introduction to This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, the author calls the climate crisis a civilisational wake-up call to alter our economy, our lifestyles, now – before they get changed for us
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The excerpt from Naomi Klein's book is sobering, but we humans are capable of change. Let's do it!

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Climate Change Poses Serious Threats to Food Distribution

Climate Change Poses Serious Threats to Food Distribution | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The risks of a highly centralized food system
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Big Food may seem like the answer to worldwide food security, but nothing is ever that simple.

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