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Remote Antarctic Trek Reveals A Glacier Melting From Below : NPR

Remote Antarctic Trek Reveals A Glacier Melting From Below : NPR | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
After several years planning the difficult mission, scientists successfully drilled through Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. They were stunned by what they found, and worry global sea levels could be at risk.
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Overcoming Fear of Climate Change

Overcoming Fear of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The science writer Margaret Wertheim said in an interview last week: "We will not solve global warming and ocean acidification if we just freak ourselves out and end up huddling in corners in fear....
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Your one small step may be the one that shifts the world.

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Jane Goodall: why I fear for the apes as climate change intensifies

Jane Goodall: why I fear for the apes as climate change intensifies | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The primatologist says change is happening too fast for evolutionary adaptation to save some species
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The invisible organisms that threaten to make climate change much worse

The invisible organisms that threaten to make climate change much worse | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Meet the tiny Arctic microbes that could ramp up methane emissions.
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A very sobering analysis

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Believer among the skeptics: A Canadian’s crusade to convert Christians to climate change belief

Believer among the skeptics: A Canadian’s crusade to convert Christians to climate change belief | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Convincing America’s evangelical Christians that climate change is real is no easy feat. But Canadian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has an edge: She’s one of them
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Katharine Hayhoe is unusual in the ranks of climate scientists. She is a conservative Christian. She is also unusual in the ranks of conservative Christians. She has done the science on climate change and knows what is happening is serious and worrisome.

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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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Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded

Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The threat to our planet and the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts
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Why accepting climate change is in Republicans’ interest

Why accepting climate change is in Republicans’ interest | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The issue is not only about environmental destruction, but also the economy and national security, writes Michael Sonnenfeldt.
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California's drought isn't doomsday, but yes, it will change the state

California's drought isn't doomsday, but yes, it will change the state | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The most nightmarish scenarios of California's dry future are unlikely to happen. Still, the state must use the crisis as a wakeup call to use water more smartly.
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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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Louise Stewart's curator insight, April 18, 4:24 AM

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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