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U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded

U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
ROME -- The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding in a report Monday that a quarter of all land is highly degraded and warning the trend must be reversed if the world's...
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Sea lion, fed up with climate change, hits the bar

Sea lion, fed up with climate change, hits the bar | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
All jokes about sea lions and Hair of the Dogs aside, starving sea lions landing in Newport bars is really upsetting.
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How climate change makes the world more violent

How climate change makes the world more violent | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New research shows hotter temperatures are linked to violence even in areas without farming.
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Climate Change And Food Security: Coffee Farmers In Tanzania Feel Strain Of Rising Temperatures, Unpredictable Rainfall

Climate Change And Food Security: Coffee Farmers In Tanzania Feel Strain Of Rising Temperatures, Unpredictable Rainfall | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures and less predictable rain patterns are hurting production of coffee and other cash crops, the Thomson Reuters Foundation found.
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If I don't have my cup of coffee, I suffer no ill consequences. The picture is quite different for coffee farmers.

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The state of climate change politics is very, very bad

The state of climate change politics is very, very bad | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As we head into 2016, climate change activists have reason to hang their heads
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The TPP Could Have Disastrous Results For The Climate, Environmental Groups Warn

The TPP Could Have Disastrous Results For The Climate, Environmental Groups Warn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Trans-Pacific Partnership might boost the global economy, but it would sink hopes for preventing catastrophic climate change, environmentalists say.
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Pope says environmental sinners will face God's judgment for world hunger

Pope says environmental sinners will face God's judgment for world hunger | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
‘Powerful of the Earth’ have obligation to feed world’s population says pontiff ahead of encyclical on environmental issues
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Arctic ice melting faster and earlier as scientists demand action

Arctic ice melting faster and earlier as scientists demand action | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Arctic returns to warm period with trend over the decades continuing to show temperatures getting hotter and ice melting faster, scientists say
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So goes the Arctic, goes the rest of the world

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Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded

Climate change: the big myths that need to be exploded | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The threat to our planet and the lives of billions of people – not to mention big business – has led to wild claims on both sides of the divide. Here are some facts
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Why accepting climate change is in Republicans’ interest

Why accepting climate change is in Republicans’ interest | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The issue is not only about environmental destruction, but also the economy and national security, writes Michael Sonnenfeldt.
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California's drought isn't doomsday, but yes, it will change the state

California's drought isn't doomsday, but yes, it will change the state | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The most nightmarish scenarios of California's dry future are unlikely to happen. Still, the state must use the crisis as a wakeup call to use water more smartly.
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Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change

Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Heartland Institute wants to lobby Vatican before pope delivers a moral call to climate action this summer
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Climate change will increase flow of migrants to Europe - RTCC

Climate change will increase flow of migrants to Europe - RTCC | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
COMMENT: Grim death toll will get worse unless coordinated action is taken to tackle climate change, conflicts and poverty
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Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Gives NASA Data on Climate Change

Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Gives NASA Data on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
NASA sent the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) aboard its Aqua satellite into space back in 2002. It has been gathering measurements of global temperatures, greenhouse gases, and clouds. AIRS has been collecting data for over 12 years now. This data is helping researchers better understand the
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Elders Take Action on Climate Change

Elders Take Action on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Elders around the world may be our best hope for solving the "super wicked" problem of climate change. Short-term thinking created our current climate predicament.
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Shell knows climate change is real, but it wants to drill in the Arctic anyway

Shell knows climate change is real, but it wants to drill in the Arctic anyway | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Here's the real story behind Shell’s climate change rhetoric.
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A lot of smart people work for Shell. Is this the best they can come up with?

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The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit

It's still "possible" to avoid horribly grim outcomes, but ... not likely.
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Is better soil management the key to solving climate change?

Is better soil management the key to solving climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The world’s soil helps us grow food and store carbon. So why are we letting it waste away?
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RISK: Climate change set to take major toll on economy and children's health, experts warn

RISK: Climate change set to take major toll on economy and children's health, experts warn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Researchers have only scratched the surface of the complex effects climate change will have on children's health and the economy, panelists said at a climate change forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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How Climate Change Will Affect Infrastructure Needs

How Climate Change Will Affect Infrastructure Needs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
KATE GORDON: Here’s one issue that’s sure to be part of every 2016 candidate’s policy agenda: infrastructure. With an estimated $3.6 trillion needed to fix America’s ailing roads, transit systems, waterways, and sewage plants—and with everyone from big business to labor to community activists supporting some kind of infrastructure plan—it would be politically and economically irresponsible for the campaigns to ignore the issue.
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Canada has also put off infrastructure spending for the vote-getting short-sightedness of tax cuts on those who could most afford to pay. Time to pay the piper.

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Overcoming Fear of Climate Change

Overcoming Fear of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The science writer Margaret Wertheim said in an interview last week: "We will not solve global warming and ocean acidification if we just freak ourselves out and end up huddling in corners in fear....
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Your one small step may be the one that shifts the world.

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Jane Goodall: why I fear for the apes as climate change intensifies

Jane Goodall: why I fear for the apes as climate change intensifies | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The primatologist says change is happening too fast for evolutionary adaptation to save some species
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The invisible organisms that threaten to make climate change much worse

The invisible organisms that threaten to make climate change much worse | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Meet the tiny Arctic microbes that could ramp up methane emissions.
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A very sobering analysis

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Believer among the skeptics: A Canadian’s crusade to convert Christians to climate change belief

Believer among the skeptics: A Canadian’s crusade to convert Christians to climate change belief | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Convincing America’s evangelical Christians that climate change is real is no easy feat. But Canadian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has an edge: She’s one of them
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Katharine Hayhoe is unusual in the ranks of climate scientists. She is a conservative Christian. She is also unusual in the ranks of conservative Christians. She has done the science on climate change and knows what is happening is serious and worrisome.

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Who Will Welcome Climate Change Migrants?

Who Will Welcome Climate Change Migrants? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Up to a billion are expected to have to relocate, but they are not deemed refugees.
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