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How you pay farmers to watch their crop shrivel up and die

How you pay farmers to watch their crop shrivel up and die | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The federal crop insurance program puts farmers in a real bind. And as climate change intensifies, it's only getting worse.
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Dengue’s deadly future: How climate change will put billions more at risk

Dengue’s deadly future: How climate change will put billions more at risk | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As temperatures warm, a new report shows, vast regions of the world will become newly vulnerable to the disease
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Will hotter, drier landscape replace lush meadows?

Will hotter, drier landscape replace lush meadows? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Alpine and subalpine meadows are especially vulnerable to climate change, but if temperatures continue to rise as predicted, life on the mountain will change from top to bottom.
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Ancient Roman Water Networks Made the Empire Vulnerable

Ancient Roman Water Networks Made the Empire Vulnerable | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A model of ancient water movement shows how trade practices might affect today's urban centers as the climate changes
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SUPREME COURT: Industry's mercury challenge could undermine attack on EPA climate rule

SUPREME COURT: Industry's mercury challenge could undermine attack on EPA climate rule | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If coal companies get their way when the Supreme Court reviews U.S. EPA's air standards for mercury and other hazardous emissions, they could undermine their primary legal challenge to another landmark pollution rule: President Obama's greenhouse gas limits for power plants.
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Earth's Future? Ancient Warming Gives Ominous Peek at Climate Change

Earth's Future? Ancient Warming Gives Ominous Peek at Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New data from the Earth's last big warmup, some 56 million years ago, may offer a sneak peek into what today's climate change may eventually look like.Scient...
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Dinner and Climate Change: Global Poll Shows Eaters Connecting the Dots | Civil Eats

Dinner and Climate Change: Global Poll Shows Eaters Connecting the Dots | Civil Eats | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Today, many serious “big green” environmental groups are looking at how the food system can reduce its emissions and how agriculture can be harnessed for the cause. Many food-focused groups are also increasingly seeing the work they do–to promote organic farming, to fight petrochemicals and synthetic fertilizer, to protect biodiversity–as part of promoting climate solutions.

More ordinary people are drawing these connections, too.
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As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are

As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The remote village of Shishmaref, Alaska, has been experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. In the last decades, the island's shores have been eroding into the sea, falling off in giant chunks whenever a big storm hits. (Photo: Gabriel ...
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There is nothing abstract or off-in-the-future for these villagers. Climate change is eating their homeland.

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The 7 psychological reasons that are stopping us from acting on climate change

The 7 psychological reasons that are stopping us from acting on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Human brains aren't built to deal with humanity's biggest problem.
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Global Weirding

Global Weirding | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Wondering what would actually happen if we just ignore climate change?
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Bo Norrman's curator insight, December 16, 5:05 PM

An animation that shows the future as it might be if we continue to ignore the perils of global warming

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What to do when climate change poses a risk to your water supply

What to do when climate change poses a risk to your water supply | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Assessing and tackling the risk of contamination will be essential to business success in the 21st-century economy
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University of Alberta researchers say Canada’s High Arctic polar bears running out of ice, food and time

University of Alberta researchers say Canada’s High Arctic polar bears running out of ice, food and time | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Until this year, Andrew Derocher was convinced Canada’s High Arctic islands, where the sea so far remains frozen, would always support some polar bears while populations declined elsewhere. But a new study modelling melting sea ice shows that won’t likely be the case, says the University of Alberta professor and Canada’s foremost expert on polar bears.
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U.N.: Climate change costs to poorer nations underestimated

U.N.: Climate change costs to poorer nations underestimated | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
LIMA, Peru — The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.'s environment agency said Friday — and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced. The report was bound to sharpen disputes in Lima over who pays the bills for the impacts of global warming, whose primary cause is the burning of coal, oil and gas but which also includes deforestation. Rich cou
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The Maldives is under threat from climate change and Islamic extremism

The Maldives is under threat from climate change and Islamic extremism | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Three years ago, Mohamed Nasheed had the dubious honour of appearing on David Cameron's guestlist for a hypothetical 'dream' stag weekend. After naming Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy during a magazine Q&A, the PM added: "My new best friend is the President of the Maldives. He's great. That's a weird mixture, isn't it?"
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2014’s Most Skewed, Misleading, And Wrong Pieces Of Climate And Environment Coverage

2014’s Most Skewed, Misleading, And Wrong Pieces Of Climate And Environment Coverage | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Some news networks ignored some of the year's most important climate and environment news entirely, while others gave disproportionate air time to talking heads who reject the basic scientific consensus on climate change.
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What might the future look like if we took climate change seriously?

What might the future look like if we took climate change seriously? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new analysis lays out several detailed “pathways” to a low-carbon future for the United States, and offers practical guidance for policy makers. The bottom line finding is that there are multiple ways we can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions,...
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Reindeer Herders of Northern Europe Confront Climate Change

Reindeer Herders of Northern Europe Confront Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The traditional livelihood of the Sámi reindeer herders is being threatened by climate change and land rights issues.
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U.S. National Climate Assessment reports on the science of climate change and its impacts

U.S. National Climate Assessment reports on the science of climate change and its impacts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension applies research from MSU to help Michigan residents solve everyday problems in agriculture, community development, nutrition, family finances, youth development and more.
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Why do Americans love ancient grains?

Why do Americans love ancient grains? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Would you like to taste the health-giving grain found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun? Or feast on the unprocessed kernels said to have been stored on the ark by Noah? Or how about a vodka made from traditionally farmed Bolivian quinoa? If any of this whets your appetite, you are not alone.

 
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Climate change is threatening the existence of the world’s most amazing bird

Climate change is threatening the existence of the world’s most amazing bird | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
One Rufa red knot is known to have flown 400,000 miles in his life -- a distance equivalent to a trip to the moon and halfway back. Will there ever be another like him?
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What We Learned About Climate Change In 2014, In 6 Scary Charts

What We Learned About Climate Change In 2014, In 6 Scary Charts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This year saw a lot of big climate reports and, as always, we had many important publications by individual scientists. And that means great charts. Here are some of the year's most important.
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California's Drought: Don't Blame Climate Change, Says NOAA

California's Drought: Don't Blame Climate Change, Says NOAA | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The NOAA has just released a new report on the historic drought that has been affecting California for the last three years. Stunningly, investigators are saying that human-driven climate change is not to blame, and it is instead the consequence of natural phenomena.
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Here's What Will Happen This Century If We Don't Do Anything About Climate Change

Here's What Will Happen This Century If We Don't Do Anything About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Basically, a lot of death, both human and otherwise.
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How Ernest Shackleton can help world address climate change

How Ernest Shackleton can help world address climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A pilgrimage to the gravesite of heroic explorer Ernest Shackleton reveals insight about climate change and transformative leadership.
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If global warming is a reality why is Antarctic ice growing? Scientist thinks she has an answer

If global warming is a reality why is Antarctic ice growing? Scientist thinks she has an answer | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Cecilia Blitz argues that deep seas that surround Antarctic transfer heat.
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Coyote Booms, Bear Attacks And How Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc On The Animal Kingdom

Coyote Booms, Bear Attacks And How Climate Change Is Wreaking Havoc On The Animal Kingdom | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As drought, heat and loss of habitat shrink the natural world, the most cunning animals are finding ways to cope with society.
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