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People forced to move as world’s lowest country sinks under rising seas

People forced to move as world’s lowest country sinks under rising seas | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Entire communities on some islands in the Maldives have been forced to relocate because of rising sea levels, a Maldive minister said Thursday in a reminder that global warming is taking a heavy toll on low-lying island nations.
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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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Want to Be an Archeologist? Learn to Fight Forest Fires

Want to Be an Archeologist? Learn to Fight Forest Fires | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The effects of climate change are not only threatening fragile ecosystems, but could erase our past as well.
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The Weather Channel Confronts Republicans on Climate Change

The Weather Channel Confronts Republicans on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the Weather Channel launched a dramatic campaign it says is intended to help shift the climate change conversation from science to solutions. The series of short videos, called Climate 25, is surprisingly political for a venue like the Weather Channel, and most are aimed at making the case...
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Thank you, Weather Channel

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Climate change 'could be exhausting humpback whales'

Climate change 'could be exhausting humpback whales' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change could be depleting food sources for humpback whales leading to their exhaustion, a researcher says.
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Climate Change: Why Plants Aren't Safe After All

Climate Change: Why Plants Aren't Safe After All | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change: it's a subject that is full of uncertainties. That's especially true in the case of how it will affect plant life around the globe. Past studies have revealed that a warming world and changing atmosphere could help plants spread and grow. However, new research has now found evidence of the complete opposite. Plants, it appears, may actually be running out of time to grow in the face of climate change.
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Here's a little course correction for those who figure more heat will mean more growth.

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Young people speak out about their fears and hopes on climate change

Young people speak out about their fears and hopes on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An oil rig worker in Alberta, an engineering student in Mauritania, a minister-in-training in New Zealand – 11 young people, aged under 25, tell us what it feels like to inherit an environmental crisis
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Interesting to read these young people's perspectives on climate change.

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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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Earth's largest groundwater aquifers are past 'sustainability tipping points'

Earth's largest groundwater aquifers are past 'sustainability tipping points' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The olMost of the planet's largest groundwater aquifers are past "sustainability tipping points," with an unknown number of years left until they go dry.

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The old wait-and-see approach won't work with our current environmental issues. Now we're into adaptation mode.

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Angry US Republicans tell Pope Francis to ‘stick with his job and we’ll stick with ours’

Angry US Republicans tell Pope Francis to ‘stick with his job and we’ll stick with ours’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The US right will launch pre-emptive attacks on the pope’s stance on climate change
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Climate change creating 'longer, more intense' fire seasons, warns interior secretary

Climate change creating 'longer, more intense' fire seasons, warns interior secretary | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is a burning issue for the United States and particularly the American West, according to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, whose department has to fight increasingly intense for...
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Your Food Choices Have a Powerful Impact on Climate Change\

Your Food Choices Have a Powerful Impact on Climate Change\ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Some of my colleagues here at NRDC have been passing around a new toy. It's a serious tool, actually, but it's kind of fun and exciting if you're the kind of person who's interested in solving climate change. It turns...
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This isn't new, but people mostly ignore the implications. Here's a reminder.

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