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MEXICO: Climate Change Drives Migration - IPS ipsnews.net

"We planted our seeds, but the earth is no longer productive. We've had too much rain, even more than last year, and the harvest was ruined," says Ermelinda Santiago of the Me'phaa indigenous people, who like everyone else in the village of Francisco I. Madero has been affected by the impact of extreme weather on agriculture in southern Mexico.

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Climate Change Poses Serious Threats to Food Distribution

Climate Change Poses Serious Threats to Food Distribution | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The risks of a highly centralized food system
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Big Food may seem like the answer to worldwide food security, but nothing is ever that simple.

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Trevor Hancock: Climate change poses severe health risks

Climate change is the “biggest global-health threat of the 21st century,” according to a 2009 commission on health and medical issues established by The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical . . .
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Trevor Hancock has long worked in the public health field. He is very articulate in expressing concerns about the health impacts of climate change.

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Here’s How the US Keeps the Rest of the World From Tackling Climate Change | BillMoyers.com

Here’s How the US Keeps the Rest of the World From Tackling Climate Change | BillMoyers.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The whims of our partisan Congress have repeatedly derailed the world’s attempts to tackle climate change. It could happen again.
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B.C.'s seagull population dives as marine food drops

B.C.'s seagull population dives as marine food drops | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A UBC study found the number of seagulls in the Strait of Georgia is down by 50 per cent from the 1980s.
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See How The World Can Live Well And Still Deal With Climate Change

See How The World Can Live Well And Still Deal With Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Use this fun tool to tweak the future and save the planet or see how hard that will be to actually do.
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Great white shark lurking near Washington State's Ocean Shores

Great white shark lurking near Washington State's Ocean Shores | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Washington State's Fish and Wildlife Department is warning people along the coast that a great white shark is swimming in its waters after a seal was found with its lower half bitten off.
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Is drought the new normal for Southern California?

Is drought the new normal for Southern California? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is altering Earth's most important atmospheric weather cell, drawing more moisture into the deep tropics and broadening areas of drought at higher latitudes, according to a new study.
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Climate change denier took $1.25 million from Koch brothers, energy companies: Greenpeace

Climate change denier took $1.25 million from Koch brothers, energy companies: Greenpeace | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show.


Over the last 14 years Willie Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics , received a total of $1.25m from Exxon Mobil, Southern Company, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and a foundation run by the ultra-conservative Koch brothers, the documents obtained by Greenpeace through freedom of information filings show.

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After searing tragedy, Everest’s deadliest route is now off-limits

After searing tragedy, Everest’s deadliest route is now off-limits | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Nepal is changing the path through Mount Everest's treacherous Khumbu Icefall, where 16 Sherpas were killed by a collapsed piece of glacier last spring.
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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.
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Grizzly Bears Are Waking Up Early This Year, and Climate Change Could Make That a Bad Habit

Grizzly Bears Are Waking Up Early This Year, and Climate Change Could Make That a Bad Habit | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A warm winter has roused the omnivores in the middle of February, which reduces their chance of survival.
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These are the impacts of climate change we will never be able to fix

These are the impacts of climate change we will never be able to fix | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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Why lots of rain offers little relief to drought-stricken California (+video)

Why lots of rain offers little relief to drought-stricken California (+video) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Parts of Northern California received up to a foot of rain during two storms this weekend, but the stream of precipitation was too warm to bring any much needed snow.
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Now we can all do climate modelling - Geographical

Now we can all do climate modelling - Geographical | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New tool The Global Calculator allows anyone to model future energy sources and carbon dioxide emissions, revealing potential ways to meet the UNFCCC's 2 degree target
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Go ahead. Try the various scenarios. The results are fascinating.

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The “Pause” in Global Warming Is Finally Explained | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

The “Pause” in Global Warming Is Finally Explained | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Let’s be clear: The planet is still getting hotter. The so-called pause, or hiatus, in global warming means the rate of temperature rise has slowed. The ...
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Science documents firmer evidence on climate change. Will lawmakers act?

Science documents firmer evidence on climate change. Will lawmakers act? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
[...] the final bit of evidence has arrived that may overcome the damaging influence of climate change deniers. Documentation now backs the ample evidence and interpretation of climate change’s profound effects. The report also substantiates repeated studies showing that human activities are behind a steady rise in temperatures that is changing weather, sea levels and nature. Washington continues to dawdle on taking serious steps, leaving it up to President Obama to push through changes limit
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Scientists Warn Climate Change is Threatening World's Most Expansive Temperate Rainforests

Scientists Warn Climate Change is Threatening World's Most Expansive Temperate Rainforests | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
ASHLAND, Ore., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- International climate change and rainforest experts warned that...
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A Thirsty, Violent World - The New Yorker

A Thirsty, Violent World - The New Yorker | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Growing hunger and the struggle to find clean water for billions of people are clearly connected.
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How screwed are your state's oysters?

How screwed are your state's oysters? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new map pinpoints when ocean acidification will become a big problem near you.
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Sundarbans islands disappear into sea, India, Bangladesh unprepared for 13 million-person exodus

Sundarbans islands disappear into sea, India, Bangladesh unprepared for 13 million-person exodus | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Dozens of islands in the Sundarbans delta could disappear within a couple decades, so where will the 13 million inhabitants go?
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New climate change report paints alarming future for Staten Island: 10 things you should know

New climate change report paints alarming future for Staten Island: 10 things you should know | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a report Tuesday that painted an alarming future for the five boroughs.
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U.S. Soon to Face Worst “Megadroughts” in a Millennium, Scientists Predict

U.S. Soon to Face Worst “Megadroughts” in a Millennium, Scientists Predict | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Within this century, climate change will bring "megadroughts" that will rival any drought seen for the past 1,000 years.
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And, of course, weather does not stop at borders

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Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought | Climate Central

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change could make 'unprecedented' drought almost a given in the western U.S. by 2100.
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The NASA maps show the interconnectedness of life. Global food security is at risk, as major food producing areas dry up.

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The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Is Right Outside Your Door

The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Is Right Outside Your Door | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
One of the “most promising” ways we can engineer our planet is also one of the oldest.
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