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Geoengineering the climate could reduce vital rains

Geoengineering the climate could reduce vital rains | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, geoengineering would also interfere with rainfall and snowfall.
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Meat is a complex health issue but a simple climate one: the world needs to eat less of it

Meat is a complex health issue but a simple climate one: the world needs to eat less of it | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The recent Lancet Commission report rightly pointed out that climate change is a huge risk to global public health. But it shied away from one of the main issues: the world consumes far too much meat.
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New study warns of dangerous climate change risks to the Earth’s oceans | Dana Nuccitelli

New study warns of dangerous climate change risks to the Earth’s oceans | Dana Nuccitelli | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: Immediate, serious efforts to curb carbon pollution are needed to minimize ocean ecosystem changes
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How Bringing Back The Great Whale Can Limit Climate Change (VIDEO)

How Bringing Back The Great Whale Can Limit Climate Change (VIDEO) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The oceans are huge carbon sinks for the world. Fish and whales comprise only a tiny part of their overall biomass. Nevertheless, studies have shown that fishing and whaling by humans have altered ...
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This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it's leaking

This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it's leaking | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cubic yards of debris to spill into the ocean
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Study: Polar bears could feel sting of climate change by 2025

Study: Polar bears could feel sting of climate change by 2025 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.
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30 photos that show why you should worry about climate change

30 photos that show why you should worry about climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The month of June was filled with extreme weather, from ferocious wildfires to relentless floods -- all of which scientists say will worsen with climate change.
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Here it is...the human face of climate change

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Climate change is killing us. We must use the law to fight it

Climate change is killing us. We must use the law to fight it | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The ‘Claim the Sky’ campaign aims to save lives by protecting the atmosphere as a global asset, with governments taking legal action against those who pollute it
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The authors, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, have written thought-provoking, important books on social equity and why inequality is bad for everyone. Their take on climate change is worth reading.

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Thumbs-up: Bill Nye explains climate change with emoji - CNET

Thumbs-up: Bill Nye explains climate change with emoji - CNET | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Can a complicated issue like climate change be explained using nothing but emoji? Bill Nye thinks so.
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The Climate Change Diet: Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Help the Planet

The Climate Change Diet: Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Help the Planet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Our global food system is the single biggest driver of climate change. According to an excellent analysis by GRAIN, the way we grow and transport our food accounts for about half of all the greenhouse gases produced by humans. Here are three things you can do right now to opt out of the industrial food system that threatens our global environment.
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Three simple shifts can make a big difference.

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How Israel defies drought

How Israel defies drought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Israel ended its driest year on record with a water surplus. Lessons from a desert nation on how to get more out of the spigot.
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Society will collapse by 2040 due to catastrophic food shortages, says study

Society will collapse by 2040 due to catastrophic food shortages, says study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A scientific model supported by the Foreign Office has suggested that society will collapse in less than three decades due to catastrophic food shortages if policies do not change.
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Handle with humor: why we want you to laugh about climate change

Handle with humor: why we want you to laugh about climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Is the topic of climate change too hot for people to handle? Maybe we need to throw some humor into the mix
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Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change

Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
He attributed environmental destruction to apathy, the reckless pursuit of profits, excessive faith in technology and political shortsightedness.
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Pope Francis, science and government are reframing climate change

Pope Francis, science and government are reframing climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The papal encyclical and the Lancet Commission report are reframing the climate issue, putting people at its center.
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Polar Bears to Start Dying Off in 10 Years, Thanks to Climate Change

Polar Bears to Start Dying Off in 10 Years, Thanks to Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As the world warms, the ice-free season in polar bears’ Arctic habitats grows longer and longer.
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CO2 Emissions Threatens Ocean System, Amid Global Efforts Against Climate Change

CO2 Emissions Threatens Ocean System, Amid Global Efforts Against Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Image credit: Wikipedia Twenty-two world-leading marine scientists warned that 2 degrees Celsius maximum temperature rise for climate change agreed by governments will not
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Climate Change Will Soon Turn Deadly for Americans, Experts Say - IVN.us

Climate Change Will Soon Turn Deadly for Americans, Experts Say - IVN.us | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We see the warning signs -- severe weather patterns, extreme droughts -- but if Americans don't act on climate change, it could cost Americans more than money.
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Unless you're a right-leaning Republican, corporate polluter, or ostrich, of course, in which case everything is just fine.

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George Thomas Farmer's curator insight, July 3, 9:03 PM

If the AMOC slows further or stops completely the East Coast of the US is in grave danger.

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G7 leaders bid 'Auf Wiedersehen' to carbon fuels

G7 leaders bid 'Auf Wiedersehen' to carbon fuels | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Leaders of the world's major industrial democracies resolved on Monday to wean their energy-hungry economies off carbon fuels, marking a major step in the battle against global warming that raises the
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The proof is in the pudding. Promises are a good beginning, but action is needed.

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The Dutch Ruling On Climate Change That Could Have A Global Impact

The Dutch Ruling On Climate Change That Could Have A Global Impact | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A Dutch court hands environmentalists a big victory with potential global repercussions, ordering the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.
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Dutch citizens sued their government and won. We need to do that in Canada! Time for us to stop being the Colossal Fossil on the international scene.

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Another common herbicide linked to cancer

This time, the World Health Organizatioon names 2,4-D a "possible carcinogen."
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Climate change is a 'medical emergency,' report suggests

Climate change is a 'medical emergency,' report suggests | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A commission reports that climate change is inextricably linked with public health, and that tackling climate change presents an opportunity to improve public health worldwide.
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This is what climate change will do to your loaf of bread

This is what climate change will do to your loaf of bread | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If the promise of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more frequent natural disasters doesn't convince you of the urgent need for the world to act on climate change, maybe this picture will.
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Study: 6th mass extinction already underway -- and we're the cause

Study: 6th mass extinction already underway -- and we're the cause | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Earth's sixth mass extinction is already underway — and humans are the driving force behind it, according to a new study.
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Fox News Host Attacks Pope Francis For Addressing Climate Change

Fox News Host Attacks Pope Francis For Addressing Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
RT @mmfa: Fox host calls Pope the "most dangerous person on the planet" for addressing climate change: http://t.co/yt3G9r2fjZ http://t.co/…;
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Fox News, in proud celebration of ignorance and greed

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Climate Change and Moral Responsibility

Climate Change and Moral Responsibility | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Protecting the environment is part of our human obligation, and a way of expressing one’s faith.
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Not so long ago major media were silent or pretending "balanced" coverage meant giving deniers equal weight. So it's good to see this on the opinion page of the NYT.

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