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Waking the giant: Global Warming in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica and sea level rise : Indybay

Waking the giant: Global Warming in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica and sea level rise : Indybay | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Warm ocean currents are projected to melt the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea area of Antarctica opening instabilities in the West Antarctic Ice sheet (WAIS) which will impact global sea level rise.
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How to talk to an ostrich

How to talk to an ostrich | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Know any folks who stick their heads in the sand about climate change or clean energy? How about your skeptical brother-in-law, or know-it-all aunt? Here’s how you could answer if they try to speak ostrich to you!

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El Niño not good for dwindling leatherback sea turtles

El Niño not good for dwindling leatherback sea turtles | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Study suggests global warming will add to pressure on wide-ranging reptiles By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Along with weather woes like droughts or excessive moisture, El Niño has been linked w...
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California leads nation in climate change preparation

California leads nation in climate change preparation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A study by the NRDC found that California is one of only nine states that has created strategies to deal with water-related issues such as droughts.
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Grocery's rooftop garden a supermarket first

Grocery's rooftop garden a supermarket first | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Green roofs are one way to deal with climate change: The only supermarket in downtown New Orleans is the first grocery in the country to develop an aeroponic urban farm on its roof.


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The Titanic, Climate Change and Avoidable Tragedies

The Titanic, Climate Change and Avoidable Tragedies | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Like the Titanic, our present-day industrial civilization is a marvel of human ingenuity, and yet, a reckoning looms on the horizon.
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Climate Change Miscues May Shrink Species’ Outer Limits

Climate Change Miscues May Shrink Species’ Outer Limits | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ecological partnerships are getting out of sync, especially at high latitudes...
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Seagrass Stores More Carbon Than Forests

Coastal seagrass can store more heat-trapping carbon per square mile (kilmometre) than forests can, which means these coastal plants could be part of the solution to climate change, scientists said in a new study.
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Climate Change Impacts Human Evolution

Climate Change Impacts Human Evolution | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For humans and other large mammals, environmental fluctuations encourage adaptation...
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Why do economists describe climate change as a 'market failure'?

Why do economists describe climate change as a 'market failure'? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Unregulated markets have overproduced CO2 because the costs are not priced into the transaction...
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Why our famous Welsh sheep could disappear because of climate change

Why our famous Welsh sheep could disappear because of climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
They have forever been seen as a symbol of Wales – for better or worse. But the humble Welsh sheep has been issued a stark warning in the face of climate change: “adapt or die”.
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Rapid Climate Changes Turn North Woods into Moose Graveyard: Scientific American

Rapid Climate Changes Turn North Woods into Moose Graveyard: Scientific American | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Moose may disappear from boreal woods as circumpolar regions warm and transform...
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Global Temperatures Rising on a Devastating Trajectory

Climate-heating carbon emissions set a record high in 2011, in a 3.2 percent increase over the previous year, the International Energy Agency reported this week.

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Once-Rare Butterfly Species Now Thrives, Thanks to Climate Change

Once-Rare Butterfly Species Now Thrives, Thanks to Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The once rare brown argus butterfly is on the move, expanding its range and numbers in the U.K.—and it's all thanks to climate change.

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May 2012: Climate Change and Captain Underpants

May 2012: Climate Change and Captain Underpants | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Third grade ends this week. While I will be grateful for a three-month respite from making my daughter late to school most every day, there are many things about the school year I will surely miss.
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150,000 more US heat deaths projected by 2100

150,000 more US heat deaths projected by 2100 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Killer heat fueled by climate change could cause an additional 150,000 deaths this century in the biggest U.S. cities if no steps are taken to curb carbon emissions and improve emergency services, according to a new report.
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Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return?

Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Although there is an urban legend that the world will end this year based on a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar, some researchers think a 40-year-old computer program that predicts a collapse of socioeconomic order and massive drop in human...
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Digging into Climate Change, U.S. Students Find More Than Science: Scientific American

Digging into Climate Change, U.S. Students Find More Than Science: Scientific American | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Using field trips, editorial cartoons and even parent objections, four innovative teachers are bringing global warming out of the science classroom...
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Wheat maturing at head-spinning pace

Wheat maturing at head-spinning pace | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

July 4 is the normal standard for wheat harvest in Southeast Nebraska. This year, Memorial Day might not be far off the mark.

 

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Ancient methane unleashed from 150k 'seeps' in Alaska and Greenland could impact on greenhouse effect

Ancient methane unleashed from 150k 'seeps' in Alaska and Greenland could impact on greenhouse effect | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Using ground-based measurements and aerial surveys, University of Alaska researchers found 150,000 'methane seeps' - mostly along boundaries where glaciers and permafrost are melting.
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Global warming could boost mercury levels in Arctic

Global warming could boost mercury levels in Arctic | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Circumpolar rivers seen as key source of toxic heavy metal By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Widespread mercury pollution from wind-carried smokestack emissions has widely been recognized as a huge...
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Fighting Climate Change With Low-Tech Tools

In the late 1990s, regulators in some U.S. states began to make electric utilities sell their nuclear reactors to private operators. They weren’t trying to help head off climate change, yet they managed to do just that.
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Melancholia: The Psychology Of Climate Change Awareness | Earthtechling

Melancholia: The Psychology Of Climate Change Awareness | Earthtechling | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Just as the planet Melancholia moves inexorably closer to Earth, writes EarthTechling's Susan Kraemer, a similar unprecedented calamity moves inexorably closer to us, through time.
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Extreme storms in Midwest have doubled in last 50 years

Extreme storms in Midwest have doubled in last 50 years | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
CHICAGO -- The kind of deluges that in recent years washed out Cedar Rapids, Iowa, forced the Army Corps of Engineers to intentionally blow up levees to save Cairo, Ill., and sent the Missouri River over its banks for hundreds of miles are part of...
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