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Smith Islanders debate buyout offered by state

Smith Islanders debate buyout offered by state | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Superstorm Sandy barely laid a glove on Smith Island last fall, to hear residents tell it.
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The islanders are losing their home to climate change

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Meet the “clean cow” technology that could help fight climate change

Meet the “clean cow” technology that could help fight climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A "methane inhibitor" reduces emissions from cow burps by 30 percent, a new study finds.
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Why climate change is humanity’s defining challenge

Why climate change is humanity’s defining challenge | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
COMMENT: Maldives foreign secretary addresses UN security council during special session on development in small island states
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Climate change threatens China’s booming coastal cities, says expert

Climate change threatens China’s booming coastal cities, says expert | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With an ageing society and more people living by the coast, China faces a challenge coping with climate change, reports China Daily
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Plankton threatened by ocean acidification: Why that matters

Plankton threatened by ocean acidification: Why that matters | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study shows that the balance of plankton species will dramatically change as our seawaters grow more acidic.
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That has far-reaching implications for the ecosystem.

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Birds Are Dying As Drought Ravages Avian Highways

Birds Are Dying As Drought Ravages Avian Highways | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Migrating birds are weakened or sickened as they wing their way along the Pacific flyway in search of fresh water.
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This is heartbreaking!

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Insects: Winners and losers of climate change | All media content | DW.COM | 16.07.2015

Insects: Winners and losers of climate change | All media content | DW.COM | 16.07.2015 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Think of climate change and endangered species, and animals like the polar bear might come to mind. But the vast majority of species affected by climate change are in fact insects. And though small, their impact is huge.
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Hotter, Wetter, Stormier: Study Says 2014 Climate Melted Records

Global sea levels swelled to a high, tropical cyclones continued to multiply and the world’s thermometer set a record in 2014, according to a new report tracking the earth’s climate.

The report, an “annual physical” for the world’s climate, found evidence of warming around the globe, from shrinking glaciers and Arctic sea ice to record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The compendium of data from 413 researchers in 58 countries was released Thursday by the American Meteorological Society.

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Whale hunting in Alaska: Point Hope, the village caught between tradition and climate change

Whale hunting in Alaska: Point Hope, the village caught between tradition and climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Alaska had its hottest year on record in 2014, and for villagers in Point Hope who have hunted and foraged their meals for generations, climate change threatens their way of life: ‘It’s about more than just meat’
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Sea Levels Could Rise At Least 20 Feet

Sea Levels Could Rise At Least 20 Feet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Even if the world manages to limit warming to 2°C, sea levels may still rise at least 20 feet above current heights. Here's what it will mean for coasts.
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Sobering study

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Climate change threat must be taken as seriously as nuclear war – UK minister

Climate change threat must be taken as seriously as nuclear war – UK minister | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In foreword to Foreign Office report, Baroness Joyce Anelay highlights holistic risks of global warming, including food security, terrorism and lethal heat levels
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Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle

Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican
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Exxon knew of human role in climate change in 1981, then funded denial | Al Jazeera America

Exxon knew of human role in climate change in 1981, then funded denial  | Al Jazeera America | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Like the tobacco industry, fossil fuel companies were aware of global warming and sowed misinformation despite scientific evidence
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One of climate change’s biggest dangers is one the world still isn’t talking about

One of climate change’s biggest dangers is one the world still isn’t talking about | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change affects both water quality and food safety, which will have tragic impacts on public health.
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Yet another way that climate change makes itself worse

Yet another way that climate change makes itself worse | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It turns out trees don’t recover from drought immediately, as models often assume they do.
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Climate change has resulted in decrease of nutritious and quality food crops: Experts

Climate change has resulted in decrease of nutritious and quality food crops: Experts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (ASNRSD) organized a two-day national workshop on "Climate Change Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation for a Sustainable Horticulture" at Amity University, Sector 125, Noida.
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Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns

Investors could lose $4.2tn because of climate change, report warns | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Investments in fossil fuel companies face serious risk from global warming, research by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows
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California's largest lake on the brink of environmental disaster

California's largest lake on the brink of environmental disaster | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Once a bustling tourist destination attracting more visitors than Yosemite, the Salton Sea is now fighting for survival.
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The Salton Sea is becoming "a post-apocalyptic landscape".

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The pope, climate change and the cultural dimensions of the Anthropocene

The pope, climate change and the cultural dimensions of the Anthropocene | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The ink is still drying on the Pope’s Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’” or “On Care for Our Common Home,” and scholars, critics and pundits will analyze and assess it for years to come. But one aspect of…
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Climate change poses an existential threat to human rights

Climate change poses an existential threat to human rights | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It’s obvious climate change is a human rights issue. Less obvious is that saying so doesn’t necessarily help much, and indeed exposes the limitations of rights advocacy in achieving systemic economic reform. Español, Français, العربية
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This is very thought provoking.

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Polar bears not able to slow down metabolism when food scarce: study

Polar bears not able to slow down metabolism when food scarce: study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A study suggests polar bears are not as resilient to climate change and disappearing sea ice as once thought.
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Denmark or bust! What’s YOUR climate change escape plan?

Denmark or bust! What’s YOUR climate change escape plan? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Do you have one yet? Have you considered what you might do, where you might go, should the climate situation get so dire, so extreme, so hot/cold/wet/dry/stormy/violent/desperate that you’d feel no...
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Bumblebees Decimated by Climate Change: Study : DNews

Bumblebees Decimated by Climate Change: Study : DNews | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
About a third of bumblebee species are dying off, some up to 90 percent of the population. Continue reading →
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14 Climate Leaders to Watch

14 Climate Leaders to Watch | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Echoing Green expects powerful social returns from investment in promising leaders who recognize the future impact that climate change will have on their health, communities, and economic outlook.
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Careful water use could ease climate threats to food: scientists

PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers face growing threats to their crops from more frequent drought and other extreme weather in coming decades, but using water more efficiently could help them protect food and water supplies, experts sai
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