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Unburnable fuel

Unburnable fuel | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Either governments are not serious about climate change or fossil-fuel firms are overvalued
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The government of Canada is determined to be one of the top offenders.

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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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Sorry, red states: You can’t avoid talking about climate change

Sorry, red states: You can’t avoid talking about climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global warming "euphemisms" aren't going to cut it
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Mussels don't stick around in acidic ocean water — The Daily Climate

Mussels don't stick around in acidic ocean water — The Daily Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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Ocean acidification impairs mussels' ability to attach to surfaces – alarming commercial growers farming the waters around Puget Sound. If you like your moules marinieres, this is bad news. 
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Hundreds of bird species at risk due to climate change

Hundreds of bird species at risk due to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bye-bye birdies? More than half of bird species in the USA (including the Bald Eagle and eight state birds, from Idaho to Maryland) are at risk due to climate change, says an Audubon Society report.
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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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This legendary accounting firm just ran the numbers on climate change

This legendary accounting firm just ran the numbers on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We're 20 years away from catastrophe, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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When will governments and corporations pay attention??

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UN News - As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’

UN News - As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn ‘we are running out of time’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The United Nations weather agency today voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in 2013, amid worrying sings that oceans and biosphere seem unable to soak up emissions as quickly as they used to.
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Research team probes climate's impact on groundwater quality

Research team probes climate's impact on groundwater quality | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will investigate climate's impact on groundwater contamination from chemicals used in crop ...
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