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Strategies for a Changing Planet: Awareness

Strategies for a Changing Planet: Awareness | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We're on a collision course with extreme weather -- it's time to acknowledge that, and to prepare...
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Remote Siberian lake holds clues to high latitude climate change | R&D Mag

Remote Siberian lake holds clues to high latitude climate change | R&D Mag | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
After analyzing the longest sediment cores ever retrieved on land, obtained from beneath remote, ice-covered Lake El' gygytgyn (" Lake E" ) in the northeastern Russian Arctic, researchers say the polar regions are much more vulnerable to climate...
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Hotter Australia will hit health

Australia needs to take action to adapt to the likely health impacts of climate change, to reduce the risk of disease and death.
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Sea level rising 3-4 times faster along East Coast than globally, government report finds

Sea level rising 3-4 times faster along East Coast than globally, government report finds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As temperatures are projected to climb, polar ice to melt, and oceans to swell over the coming decades, Boston is likely to bear a disproportionate impact of rising sea levels, government scientists report in a new study.
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Exposed: The terrifying harassment faced by climate change scientists

Exposed: The terrifying harassment faced by climate change scientists | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Anthrax scares, public humiliation, and death threats are all in a day's work for some climatologists. Popular Science's Tom Clynes reveals the backstory...
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Coming Soon: A World without Penguins

Coming Soon: A World without Penguins | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Unless human impact on the climate changes soon, future generations may grow up in a world without penguins.
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On Not Responding to Climate Deniers, and What I'd Say If I Did | PRI's The World

On Not Responding to Climate Deniers, and What I'd Say If I Did | PRI's The World | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
How do we know what we know about climate change? Isn’t there still a debate over whether climate change is real, and if so what’s causing it? Why doesn’t The World give more attention to the “skeptics?
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New study finds greater risk of wildfires in U.S. from climate change; others see decline | PRI.ORG

New study finds greater risk of wildfires in U.S. from climate change; others see decline | PRI.ORG | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study out of Texas Tech University found that all corners of the world aren't in fact equal in terms of how climate change will alter the risk for wildfires.
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Tackling global warming in 21 easy steps

Tackling global warming in 21 easy steps | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

In the past, whenever world leaders have huddled to discuss what to do about this steadily warming planet of ours, they’ve usually endorsed one big, sweeping solution. That was the logic behind the Kyoto Protocol — each nation would promise sharp cuts in their overall carbon emissions.

 

That hasn’t worked so far. Global emissions are still rising rapidly. That’s why, in a new paper for Nature Climate Change, four researchers take a different approach. Instead of starting with one large, overarching carbon limit dreamed up at U.N. conferences, they argue that countries and cities and companies should take 21 different energy measures that they’re already doing and scale them up. Large corporations are already pledging to clean up their supply chains. Nations are already setting fuel-efficiency standards. And so on. If each of these small measures could just be strengthened, the authors argue, the world might be able to meet its climate goals after all.

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Putting a human face on #climatechange in India & around the world

Putting a human face on #climatechange in India & around the world | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Fighting climate change has not been a front-burner issue at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. But it has been a priority that underlies many of the discussions and actions that we see from the thousands who are here in Rio.
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In Kiribati, youth use video to show climate change is reality

In Kiribati, youth use video to show climate change is reality | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Nineteen-year-old Bwenateuea Iona thinks a lot about climate change and the future of her country, the Republic of Kiribati.

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Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial

Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there’s a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change that has stalled action on the issue and endangered the country.

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'Need for integrating climate change in development policies'

'Need for integrating climate change in development policies' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The commonly used definition of sustainable development embraces development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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Researchers Observe Climate Change, First-Hand : NPR

As the climate changes, scientists are documenting measurable shifts in the natural world — from a tremendous loss in Arctic sea ice and an increase in extreme weather like drought, floods and heatwaves, to the migration of plants and animals to...
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Climate Change at the Neighborhood Level

Climate Change at the Neighborhood Level | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Researchers in Los Angeles try out a more granular approach to temperature change estimates.
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Climate change threatens to disrupt the denning habits of polar bears

Climate change threatens to disrupt the denning habits of polar bears | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I am standing on the edge of a frozen lake 80 kilometres inland from the west coast of Hudson Bay.
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Oil Companies Fear Financial Impacts of Climate Change

Oil Companies Fear Financial Impacts of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
  Some top global warming and climate change news from around the interwebs (a new feature here on CleanTechnica): Oil Companies That Caused Climate Change Now Fear Its Financial Impacts We all know oil companies make an amazing amount of money ($33.5...
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Climate change could hinder farmers

Climate change could hinder farmers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With winter weather hitting -40 C for weeks at a time, and summers so dry that even the hardiest of crops cannot grow, Saskatchewan and the Prairies are a region of extremes.
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Top predators key to extinctions as planet warms

Top predators key to extinctions as planet warms | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global warming may cause more extinctions than predicted if scientists fail to account for interactions among species in their models, researchers argue in a new article.
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Report: Sea level by California to rise 6 inches by 2030, 4 inches for rest of West Coast

Report: Sea level by California to rise 6 inches by 2030, 4 inches for rest of West Coast | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The West Coast will see an ocean several inches higher in coming decades, with most of California expected to get sea levels a half foot higher by 2030, according to a report released Friday.
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Global air-conditioning boom a bust for climate

Global air-conditioning boom a bust for climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As air-conditioners sprout from windows and storefronts across the world, scientists are increasingly alarmed about the impact of the gases on which they run. All are potent agents of global warming.
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Mercury rising: Greater L.A. to heat up an average 4 to 5 degrees by mid-century / UCLA Newsroom

Mercury rising: Greater L.A. to heat up an average 4 to 5 degrees by mid-century / UCLA Newsroom | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Mercury rising: Greater L.A.to heat up an average 4 to 5 degrees by mid-century / UCLA Newsroom...
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Emperor Penguins Threatened By Shrinking Kingdom

Emperor Penguins Threatened By Shrinking Kingdom | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Researchers studying the effects of climate change in Antarctica say shrinking sea ice means bad news for emperor penguins: an 81 percent reduction in the number of breeding pairs by 2100.
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As climate aid sags, vulnerable nations foot the bill

As climate aid sags, vulnerable nations foot the bill | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Poor countries are having to make tough budget choices to pay for surging migration, extreme weather damage and other climate costs...
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Cities Lead Effort to Curb Climate Change as Nations Lag

Cities Lead Effort to Curb Climate Change as Nations Lag | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leading an effort by 58 of the world’s largest cities to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while federal governments struggle to meet global targets following two decades of discussions.
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