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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Support for action on climate change drops

Support for action on climate change drops | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Support from Americans for government action on global warming remains high, but has dropped during the past two years, a survey by Stanford researchers found.
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Could a Changing Climate Set Off Volcanoes and Quakes?

Could a Changing Climate Set Off Volcanoes and Quakes? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A British scientist argues that global warming could lead to a future of more intense volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
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'Hug the Monster' for Realistic Hope in Global Warming (or How to Transform Your Fearful Inner Climate)

'Hug the Monster' for Realistic Hope in Global Warming (or How to Transform Your Fearful Inner Climate) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A Metaphor to Change Fear Into Action and Extinguish the Panic and Despair so Deadly in a Great Crisis.

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NY lake’s freezing and thawing shows warming trend

Wolf Lake in the Adirondack High Peaks region is considered a “heritage lake,” one of the most pristine freshwater bodies in the northeastern United States.

It remains as it was when European settlers arrived in North America. As part of a private preserve bordering the state-owned 300-square-mile High Peaks Wilderness Area, it has escaped pollution and the ravages of invasive plants and animals. It’s one of a dwindling number of lakes with heritage brook trout and calcium-rich soils buffering its water from fish-killing acid rain.

But there’s no shelter from climate change, and Wolf Lake’s pristine days may be numbered. A new study shows the length of time the lake is covered with ice each winter has declined by three weeks since 1975, indicating a change that may alter the lake’s ecology and harm cold-water species such as trout.

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Why Groundwater is Another Sea Level Rise Concern

Why Groundwater is Another Sea Level Rise Concern | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Sea level rise threatens to cause groundwater-related problems in coastal communities, such as New Haven, Connecticut.
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How Much Will Earth's Seas Rise? Answers Lacking, Scientists Warn

How Much Will Earth's Seas Rise? Answers Lacking, Scientists Warn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Changes will likely vary from place to place, scientists point out.
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Connecting the dots of this climate change crisis

Connecting the dots of this climate change crisis | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bill McKibben for TomDispatch: Across the world, people are seeing and believing the evidence of manmade global warming.
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Scientists Race to Save World's Rice Bowl From Climate Change

Scientists Race to Save World's Rice Bowl From Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
More frequent floods and droughts expected in Southeast Asia.
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As Japan shuts down nuclear power, emissions rise

As Japan shuts down nuclear power, emissions rise | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The Fukushima crisis is eroding years of Japanese efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, as power plants running on oil and natural gas fill the electricity gap left by now-shuttered nuclear reactors.

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Suppose You Could Actually See Climate Change?

Suppose You Could Actually See Climate Change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This is an image that shows the cumulative increase or decrease in the amount of water on each part of the earth's surface from 2003-2009.
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Climate Change Creating Vicious Cycle in Western Forests

Insects are chewing away at massive forests from British Columbia to New Mexico.
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So What If 'Frozen Planet' Didn't Talk About the Causes of Climate Change?

So What If 'Frozen Planet' Didn't Talk About the Causes of Climate Change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

I was among the first to bash Discovery when it announced plans to not air the seventh episode of the series. The network claimed that it had to do with “scheduling reasons,” which I think was a cop-out. But now that the channel has gone ahead and aired the episode, and everyone is criticizing it anyway, I feel compelled not to bury Frozen Planet, but to defend it.

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Flooding disperses invasive plant, fish species

Last year's hurricanes and flooding not only engulfed homes and carried away roads and bridges in hard-hit areas of the country, it dispersed aggressive invasive species as well.

In Vermont, the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene and work afterward to dredge rivers and remove debris spread fragments of Japanese knotweed, a plant that threatens to take over flood plains wiped clean by the August storm.

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Photos That Put a Human Face on the Climate Crisis

Photos That Put a Human Face on the Climate Crisis | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As our generation struggles to deal with the challenge of climate change, we need another Earthrise moment. With our limited attention spans chasing after the latest tweet or Facebook post, perhaps our moment of insight will take a different form.
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Our View of Earth From Space Is in Danger

Our View of Earth From Space Is in Danger | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Earth-observing satellites have completely changed our understanding of our planet and ourselves. But the ability of U.S. scientists to trac...
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Connecting The Dots Between Extreme Weather And Climate Change

Connecting The Dots Between Extreme Weather And Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Colorful photos and live video streamed in from events held in more than 100 countries on Saturday where citizens are "connecting the dots” between global climate change and extreme weather events.
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British Columbia Rethinks Its Pioneering Carbon Tax

British Columbia Rethinks Its Pioneering Carbon Tax | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With none of its neighbors following British Columbia’s lead in taxing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the Canadian province reviews the economic impact.
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Melting glaciers of Greenland show good news for rising sea levels

Melting glaciers of Greenland show good news for rising sea levels | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New study on the melt rate of 200 of Greenland's glaciers offers good news and bad news on global warming as well as changes in the Earth's sea levels.
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Greenland ice melt could raise seas less than feared, study says - CNN.com

Greenland ice melt could raise seas less than feared, study says - CNN.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Greenland's glaciers are sliding into the ocean at a faster pace, but may contribute less to rising sea levels than feared, a study finds.
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Climate change and political divide

Climate change and political divide | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

With forces seemingly hell-bent on dividing our country and its citizenry —not just into two camps but three or four or five —it is difficult to keep from getting sucked into the maelstrom and responding in kind.

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Is Climate Change Real? For the Thousandth Time, Yes | KQED News Fix

Is Climate Change Real? For the Thousandth Time, Yes | KQED News Fix | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
From PBS NewsHour yesterday, a story about the difficulties teachers confront when discussing climate science in the face of both skeptical parents and hostile...
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"Connecting the Dots" Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

"Connecting the Dots" Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This Saturday, 350.org's global network of volunteers, activists, and organizations are hosting over 1,000 events in more than 100 countries to "connect the dots" between extreme weather and climate change.
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Missing the Point on Climate

Missing the Point on Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It does not cost more to reduce carbon emissions; it costs less. Companies, consumers, and countries save money when they reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
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Author of new climate sceptic report was set to receive $1000 a month from oil lobby group | Left Foot Forward

Author of new climate sceptic report was set to receive $1000 a month from oil lobby group | Left Foot Forward | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Joss Garman reports on climate sceptic report author Indur Goklany, who is linked to a number of oil industry funded US lobby groups.
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Health: Climate change is expanding allergy risks

Health: Climate change is expanding allergy risks | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Watery eyes, runny noses and puffy faces will abound this year as a warm winter, human development and climate change converge to create a brutal allergy season that will likely get worse for years to come, according to experts.
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