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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Will The Smoky Mountains Stay 'Smoky'?

Will The Smoky Mountains Stay 'Smoky'? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By Douglas M. Main, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor The shroud that envelopes the Great Smoky Mountains isn't actually smoke, it's a mist of water droplets that provides significant amounts of water to the area.
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Study: Pollution 'hid' climate warming

Study: Pollution 'hid' climate warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
U.S. researchers say pollution created a "warming hole" over eastern U.S. states, a cold patch where the effects of global warming were temporarily obscured.
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World's glaciers 'out of balance'

World's glaciers 'out of balance' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Earth's glaciers are seriously out of balance with the global climate and are already committed to losing almost 40% of their volume, a study reports.
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Climate advisers use dying days to tell firms, government to pull up their socks

Climate advisers use dying days to tell firms, government to pull up their socks | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Ottawa's advisers on environment and the economy may have lost all their funding, but they'... - Canada - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Climate Change Obama Can Believe In: Why Global Warming Will Heat Campaign Trail in Coming Months

Climate Change Obama Can Believe In: Why Global Warming Will Heat Campaign Trail in Coming Months | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Romney appears to be trapped in Obama's message box on it: if he vascillates again he will alienate far right supporters who believe climate change is all a vast hoax. If he doesn't, he stands to lose mainstream centrist voters to Obama.
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Climate change is reducing Arctic Ocean biodiversity: $40-M study

Climate change is reducing Arctic Ocean biodiversity: $40-M study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A unique, all-season study of the effects of global warming in the Arctic Ocean shows that climate change is reducing biodiversity and posing "significant challenges to the survival of some of the Arctic's unique marine species."...
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Mammals and fish in Arctic on the rise

Mammals and fish in Arctic on the rise | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The populations of Arctic marine mammals and fish are rising, a report by the Arctic Council's biodiversity working group at a Montreal conference says.

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Climate change is a human rights issue – and that's how we can solve it

Climate change is a human rights issue – and that's how we can solve it | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Olivier De Schutter: We can overcome the problems of delivering collective action on climate change by treating mining, deforestation, ocean degradation and more as violations of human rights...
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Northern Canada feels the heat – Climate change impact on permafrost zones

As climate change in the near future is likely to bring raised temperatures at northern latitudes, the characteristics of permafrost could greatly change.
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"Frozen Planet" froze out climate change causes

"Frozen Planet" froze out climate change causes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It was pure cowardice on the part of Discovery and the BBC to ignore the raging debate about global warming.
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Climate Victim

Climate Victim | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When people first meet me and find out I am a Maldivian, they often react with a comment about how our country is sinking. This is something I find hard to reply to as it is so real and daunting.
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Earth Day 2012: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Earth Day 2012: United We Stand, Divided We Fall | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
More than 1 billion people will call for the protection of our planet today as they gather around the world to celebrate Earth Day.
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Life As a Climate Refugee

Life As a Climate Refugee | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists forecast that Bangladesh will lose one-third of its land in the next 50 years, and that this could cause 30 million forced migrants. In an already densely crowded country, this would be a disaster of unknown proportions.
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Wettest Parts of Earth Getting Wetter, Driest Parts Drier

Wettest Parts of Earth Getting Wetter, Driest Parts Drier | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The wetter parts of the world are getting wetter and the drier parts drier. The researchers know this because the saltier parts of the ocean are getting saltier and the fresher parts, fresher.
Records showed that the saltier parts of the ocean increased salinity -- or their salt content -- by 4 percent in the 50 years between 1950 and 2000. If the climate warms by an additional 2 or 3 degrees, the researchers project that the water cycle will turn over more quickly, intensifying by almost 25 percent.

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Muzzling the scientists won't hide Canada's poor emissions record

Muzzling the scientists won't hide Canada's poor emissions record | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Canada has cut an odd figure as host of the International Polar Year conference, which draws to an end today.
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Where international climate policy has failed, grassroots efforts can succeed: researchers

Where international climate policy has failed, grassroots efforts can succeed: researchers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The world can significantly slow the pace of climate change with practical efforts to control so-called “short-lived climate pollutants” and by bringing successful Western technologies to the developing world, according to three UC San Diego...
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Climate change denial should be a deal breaker

Climate change denial should be a deal breaker | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
My brother, Jerry, is a genius. He will, I’m sure, be upset that I have publicly described him as such. But, brother, it’s true.
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The Discovery Channel's Shameful Self-Censorship

The Discovery Channel's Shameful Self-Censorship | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
But there was one thing missing from the final installment of Frozen Planet: in 45 minutes, not a word was uttered about why all that Arctic ice is melting. Discovery has admitted to wanting to avoid criticism from climate change deniers.
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Climate right for Asian mosquito to spread in N. Europe

Climate right for Asian mosquito to spread in N. Europe | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The climate in northwestern Europe and the Balkans is becoming suitable for the Asian tiger mosquito, a disease-spreading invasive species, scientists said on Wednesday.

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Climate Change Biggest Factor In Corn Price Increases

Climate Change Biggest Factor In Corn Price Increases | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that climate change could cause US corn prices to more than quadruple in years of peak volatility, environmental scientists said on Sunday.
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Don't be naive on climate change, Norway’s former PM cautions Canada

Don't be naive on climate change, Norway’s former PM cautions Canada | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Laissez-faire attitudes lead to environmental disasters, says Gro Harlem Brundtland...
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Forecast Calls for Climate-Smart Business

Forecast Calls for Climate-Smart Business | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When will American business wake up to the scientific reality of climate change?
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Insurance Companies Face Increased Risks from Warming

Insurance Companies Face Increased Risks from Warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If the damages related to climate change mount in the coming decades, insurance companies may face the prospect of paying larger disaster claims and being dragged into global warming lawsuits.
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The talking penguin's guide to climate change

The talking penguin's guide to  climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Darryl Cunningham is using the graphic novel format to address the most serious issues in science and to fight disinformation, writes Killian Fox...
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When It Hits Home...

When It Hits Home... | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Both my homes are now disappearing. Last week on Taroa, I saw that beaches have begun to creep inland and coconut trees have fallen sideways, the sandy soil beneath inundated by the expanding ocean.
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