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David Mitchell's Soapbox: climate change doubters - video

David Mitchell's Soapbox: If the doubters concede climate change is a 'possibility', why take the risk and keep ruining the planet?
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The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge.

The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge. | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
What happens when West Antarctica meets Sir Isaac Newton.
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NASA Photos Show Climate Change's Impact on Glaciers, Ice

NASA Photos Show Climate Change's Impact on Glaciers, Ice | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
NASA's "Images of Change" series shows the dramatic impact climate change is having on the world's glaciers and ice.
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Seven ways climate change could kill you (really)

Seven ways climate change could kill you (really) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
What do allergies, heart attacks, salmonella outbreaks, and depression have in common? Give up? Well, most Americans don’t know either, according to an October report from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. The answer is that they’re all symptoms of a warming planet – just some of the health problems that experts say we can… » Read More
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Humans push planet beyond boundaries towards danger zone: study

Humans push planet beyond boundaries towards danger zone: study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human activity has pushed the planet across four of nine environmental boundaries, sending the world towards a danger zone, according to a study published on Thursday
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Warming oceans speeding up climate change cycle

Warming oceans speeding up climate change cycle | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
NEWS: Scientists have identified another consequence of global warming that is likely to accelerate climate change still further
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Dealing With Climate Change Is Not Like Going on a Diet

Dealing With Climate Change Is Not Like Going on a Diet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This article is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Jan. 15, Future Tense will hold an event in Washington, D.C., titled “How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?” For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website....
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Keystone, climate change and the US economy: the truth behind the myths

Keystone, climate change and the US economy: the truth behind the myths | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

America has 2.5m miles of oil and gas pipelines. But none of those pipelines are anywhere near as contentious as the Keystone XL, which would transport tar sands crude oil from Canada to refineries on the US gulf coast. Over the past six-plus years, Keystone has become a stand-in for a broader debate about climate change. It’s also the subject of much myth-making about climate change and the economy. Below, a look at some of the most prominent of those myths, and the truth behind them.

 
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Island of despair held hostage by climate change

Island of despair held hostage by climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It is the world’s most scenic slum ... Children here are nine times more likely to die before their first birthday.
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13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015

13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The world is losing dozens of species a day in what experts are calling the sixth mass extinction in Earth's history.
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A Yiddish guide to climate change - San Diego Jewish World

A Yiddish guide to climate change - San Diego Jewish World | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Dan Bloom often uses humor to try to make a point about serious issues such as climate change and global warming. Here he mines a few treasured Yiddish words and phrases to write an oped about the problems humankind faces.  By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan  — Look, we have only one “drerd” …
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A wry look at what's happening and what we can do about it

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Bill Nye asks journalists to stop calling climate change deniers 'skeptics'

Bill Nye asks journalists to stop calling climate change deniers 'skeptics' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bill Nye and his colleagues in media and academia wrote a letter in the Skeptical Inquirer asking journalists to stop using the term "climate change skeptic."
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State's drought having pronounced effect on wildlife

State's drought having pronounced effect on wildlife | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Starving baby squirrels in parts of Northern California are so hungry that they are jumping out of their nests to search for food and getting lost on the way home.
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Meet The Tiny Beetle That's Killing Off Grizzly Bears

Meet The Tiny Beetle That's Killing Off Grizzly Bears | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

IIt's hard to think of too many animals that could take out a grizzly bear.

At nearly 1,000 pounds and standing up to eight feet tall on its hind legs, the razor-toothed beast seems immune to all but the fiercest of contenders — and yet, one of the biggest threats to grizzlies is a tiny animal, hardly bigger than your fingernail.

Meet the mountain pine beetle.

 

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I've witnessed this in BC - not a pretty sight, acres of land with dead pines, the forest creatures displaced and starving.

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Climate Change Moves the Doomsday Clock : DNews

Climate Change Moves the Doomsday Clock : DNews | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Doomsday Clock is just three minutes from midnight due in part to climate change.
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Canada has no excuse when it comes to climate change: We are failing our planet

Canada has no excuse when it comes to climate change: We are failing our planet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It sounds like the opening of a disaster movie: Humans have broken four of the planet’s nine planetary boundaries and a new era of potentially devastating climate change has begun. Sadly, it’s not. This was a sobering finding published last Thursday by climate…
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The Best and Worst Places in the World to Live As Climate Changes

The Best and Worst Places in the World to Live As Climate Changes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new index gives us a glimpse of what countries will be most liveable based on their ability to cope with climate change.
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Most Physicians Already Seeing Health Effects of Climate Change in Patients

Most Physicians Already Seeing Health Effects of Climate Change in Patients | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

In a survey of physicians in the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the majority of doctors said their patients were already experiencing medical conditions associated with climate change and that physicians should be educating their patients and policy makers about climate-related health effects. Seventy-seven percent of ATS physicians — a group of doctors specializing in respiratory health and critical care — who responded said air pollution associated with climate change is exacerbating chronic conditions such as asthma in their patients. Nearly 60 percent reported increases in allergies from plants or mold and injuries from severe weather related to climate change. Many of the physicians who responded to the survey said exposure to smoke from wildfires had caused or worsened lung conditions in their patients, and changes in precipitation and weather patterns seemed to be affecting patients as well, the Huffington Postreports. Overall, 89 percent of the physicians believe that climate change is happening, and 65 percent believe it is relevant to patient care, the survey found.

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Climate Change Is Forcing Polar Bears North—Here’s Why That’s Bad News

Climate Change Is Forcing Polar Bears North—Here’s Why That’s Bad News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As sea ice disappears, bears are concentrating in the High Arctic, decreasing their genetic diversity and chances of survival.
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Climate change study says most of Canada's oil reserves should be left underground

Climate change study says most of Canada's oil reserves should be left underground | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A report in the journal Nature says the world can only afford to extract a fraction of its known reserves of fossil fuels for any realistic chance of keeping global warming to within two degrees. And that means much of Canada's oil resources must go untapped.
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Climate Change will Cause Irreversible Impacts If Action is Not Taken: IPCC Report

Climate Change will Cause Irreversible Impacts If Action is Not Taken: IPCC Report | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is undoubtedly upon us, and it will cause irreversible impacts on both the environment and world economies if action is not immediately taken, warns a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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2015: the most crucial year for decades in the climate battle - Telegraph

2015: the most crucial year for decades in the climate battle - Telegraph | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This year's climate talks could have enormous consequences for all of us
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Back Off Baby Boomers: The Millennials Own the Fight Against Climate Change

Back Off Baby Boomers: The Millennials Own the Fight Against Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Only time will tell if millennials will change the ways governments look at climate change. If the present is any reflection of the future, then yes, they will bring change. But if the American people know one thing it is that those we elect to repre...
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Tribute: The Man Who Linked Climate Change To Global Health

Tribute: The Man Who Linked Climate Change To Global Health | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Dr. Tony McMichael was a lonely crusader. He wanted governments to pay attention to ways that earth's changing climate will affect the health of all — with the poor likely to suffer the most.
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Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York
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