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How Climate Change Created the Syrian Crisis

How Climate Change Created the Syrian Crisis | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The current conflict in Syria began as a result of climate change.
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Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change

Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Heartland Institute wants to lobby Vatican before pope delivers a moral call to climate action this summer
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Climate change will increase flow of migrants to Europe - RTCC

Climate change will increase flow of migrants to Europe - RTCC | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
COMMENT: Grim death toll will get worse unless coordinated action is taken to tackle climate change, conflicts and poverty
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Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Thawing permafrost feeds climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change, according to a Florida State University researcher.
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What Happens to the Range When the Water Runs Out?

What Happens to the Range When the Water Runs Out? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
How climate change is making the Texas Panhandle, birthplace of the state’s iconic Longhorn, too hot and dry to raise beef.
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8 fascinating images explain California’s dangerous drought

8 fascinating images explain California’s dangerous drought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
California has entered its fourth year of a historic drought, and residents and businesses are desperately trying to slash their water use to meet new mandatory restrictions. Here are eight fascinating graphics that explain some of the forces behind the epic drought.
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20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth

20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The graffiti and street art on this list is perfect for spreading messages about environmentalism and climate change to a wider audience.
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Artists are weighing in with works whose implications are hard to ignore

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Five incredible photos of wild places that tell the story of climate change.

Five incredible photos of wild places that tell the story of climate change. | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
From every corner of the globe.
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These photographs are heartbreaking and a sign of more to come

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It would be wonderful if this was a mud pie, but it's not....

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Climate Change and the California Drought - US News

Climate Change and the California Drought - US News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The science behind the drought is unquestionable.
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And we are dragging our feet on climate change because...?

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Climate Change Is a Public Health Issue

Climate Change Is a Public Health Issue | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When it comes to global warming, an ounce of prevention is certainly worth a pound of cure. As National Public Health Week draws to a close, let's keep the focus on how we can prevent the climate crisis and the catastrophic health consequences that c...
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Those who argue we cannot afford to address climate change are overlooking the high cost of dealing with the impacts.

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Canada needs to get ready for climate-change refugees, and soon

Canada needs to get ready for climate-change refugees, and soon | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
What happens when the most crowded places in the world are displaced by climate change? Canada could become a refuge for those fleeing their homes in search of greener pastures. What can we do? Be ready for an influx of…
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Why Corporate America is reluctant to take a stand on climate action

Why Corporate America is reluctant to take a stand on climate action | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The EPA’s Clean Power Plant might be the only hope the US has to make a real dent in the climate change battle. So why aren’t more companies onboard?
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"The companies that won't get involved say it's because the regulation of power plant emissions is not core to their business." Guys, I've got news for you. Without action RIGHT NOW, you won't have a business in future.

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Next-Generation GMOs: Pink Pineapples And Purple Tomatoes

Next-Generation GMOs: Pink Pineapples And Purple Tomatoes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.
These genetically engineered foods could receiv...
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Marine Life Can Take Millennia to Recover from Climate Change

Marine Life Can Take Millennia to Recover from Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

 grandchildren are inheriting a  eIt's no secret that climate change is wreaking havoc on our world's oceans, and now new research has shown that it can take marine life millennia to recover from climate change-related upheavals.

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Our grandchildren are inheriting a very different world

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Who Will Welcome Climate Change Migrants?

Who Will Welcome Climate Change Migrants? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Up to a billion are expected to have to relocate, but they are not deemed refugees.
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Your stories: Still Breathing, a Climate Change story

Your stories: Still Breathing, a Climate Change story | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
rebeccav: ‘She drank water. Normal water, that we drink all the time. Only it’s not safe anymore. It’s the same with food … After all these years, centuries, the human race is going to die’
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The beautiful animals facing climate change extinction – in pictures

The beautiful animals facing climate change extinction – in pictures | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WWF UK picks out some of the most endangered animals on earth and explains how climate change is threatening their extinction – and why
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Our Sense of Entitlement Could Be the Biggest Barrier To Solving Climate Change

Our Sense of Entitlement Could Be the Biggest Barrier To Solving Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Every now and then, when I pause to ponder the biggest barriers to fixing the many environmental challenges we face, there's one troubling word that keeps coming to mind. It's not "technology," "money" or even "Exxon."

The word is "entitlement." Could this be the unflattering descriptor that will define the age in which we live?

 
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Entitlement is driving us right over the environmental brink.

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Top Ten Reasons We Don't Talk About Climate Change

Top Ten Reasons We Don't Talk About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Why all the silence about climate change? Why isn't this topic filling our conversations, the way a tsunami would, or a major earthquake? I ask again, why are not more people crying out? Let me suggest some of the reasons....
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If an Ice Cap Melts in the Arctic and the GOP Doesn't See It, Did It Really Melt?

If an Ice Cap Melts in the Arctic and the GOP Doesn't See It, Did It Really Melt? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Since the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling five years ago, the influx of big money in politics has distorted Washington's ability to represent the people's interests over corporate interests....
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Sometimes I wonder what planet Republicans think they are living on

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Sizing up climate change

Sizing up climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Experts on energy, the environment, and climate change gathered at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre Monday to discuss how governments and universities can help meet the challenge.
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Interesting take by a panel at Harvard.

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‘Crop yields can’t be increased anymore: world hunger imminent’ – eco-analyst

‘Crop yields can’t be increased anymore: world hunger imminent’ – eco-analyst | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With the population of 7 billion people living on planet Earth – and that number could increase tenfold in the coming decades – the dwindling resources of our world become a major concern, for the…
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A sobering take on where we are headed

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What will happen after people stop ignoring the evidence on climate change

What will happen after people stop ignoring the evidence on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We'll debate policy -- and it'll be a lot more productive.
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Well now, that will be refreshing.

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What the "Merchants of Doubt" Don't Want You to Know About Climate Change

What the "Merchants of Doubt" Don't Want You to Know About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I spent years reporting on professional deniers and every once in a while one of them would let down his guard
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Deforestation Drives Changes in Climate, Food Production

Deforestation Drives Changes in Climate, Food Production | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Deforestation is driving changes in the climate that threaten to impact global food production, according to a new study.
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Just one of many ironies - destroying forests to grow food and destroying the climate that grows it

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Here's Yet Another Reason We Need To Address Climate Change

Polar bears need sea ice in order to hunt for seals and other food in the ocean. But climate change is taking that away from them.

The bears are spending more and more time on land, but there is not enough food there to truly sustain them, accordi...
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