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Wasabi – get a healthy boost from the fiery root

Wasabi – get a healthy boost from the fiery root | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Wasabi lovers may want to add more than a small pinch to their soy sauce the next time they go to their local sushi bar.
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Why Tornadoes Take the Weekends Off in Summer

Why Tornadoes Take the Weekends Off in Summer | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Tornadoes and hailstorms may be more active during the week due to human-made pollution, a new study shows.
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GOP candidates urged to accept climate change by scientists

GOP candidates urged to accept climate change by scientists | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Fifty New Hampshire scientists called on the Republican presidential candidates Thursday to accept the “overwhelming” scientific evidence behind climate change. The scientists issued the joint statement Thursday just weeks before the Jan.
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Climate Change Endangers Millions In South Asia

Climate Change Endangers Millions In South Asia | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Millions of people in South Asia are vulnerable to climate change because of depleting glaciers, increasing coastal erosion, frequent floods and other natu...
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A climate victory we may regret

A climate victory we may regret | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The year 2011 had better not go down in history as one in which Canada skated progress on climate change into the boards.
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The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? Canada's Failure on Climate Change

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me?  Canada's Failure on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
So, I submit that Canada's reputation as a responsible country that keeps its word, cares about its neighbours, and walks a moderate path on the world stage took a beating in 2011.
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Drought Leads to Stray Donkey Deluge

Drought Leads to Stray Donkey Deluge | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Law-enforcement agencies in Texas are grappling with an unusual problem: stray donkeys, which are roaming roads and fields in growing numbers and overwhelming animal shelters.
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Insight: Arctic vegetation shows effects of climate change - environmentalresearchweb

Insight: Arctic vegetation shows effects of climate change - environmentalresearchweb | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Satellite data reveal diverging responses of tundra and forests to warming...
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Climate change and large-scale human crises

Climate change and large-scale human crises | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Zhang et al. (2011a) "examined the climate-crisis causal mechanism in a period [AD 1500-1800] that contained both periods of harmony and times of crisis," the most prominent of the latter of which was the General Crisis of the 17th Century (GCSC) in Europe, which was marked by widespread economic distress, social unrest, and population decline. This they did by examining linkages between temperature data and climate-driven economic variables that defined the "golden" and "dark" ages in Europe and North America.

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Franken, Whitehouse Expose Climate Deniers on Senate Floor

Franken, Whitehouse Expose Climate Deniers on Senate Floor | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The U.S. was founded by scientists, based in large part on the principles of science. So it is shocking to see mainstream politicians denying the validity of science for political reasons, practice long associated with authoritarian regimes.
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Data-driven tools cast geographical patterns of rainfall extremes in new light

Data-driven tools cast geographical patterns of rainfall extremes in new light | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Using statistical analysis methods to examine rainfall extremes in India, a team of researchers has made a discovery that resolves an ongoing debate and offers new insights.
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'Climate change sucks' sings teen flash mob in B.C.

'Climate change sucks' sings teen flash mob in B.C. | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Dozens of teenagers too young to vote performed a holiday-themed flash mob in downtown Vancouver on Sunday as a way of calling on the Canadian government to take action on climate change after its decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol.
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Canada’s message: The world and its climate be damned

Canada’s message: The world and its climate be damned | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
According to a recent international poll, Canada has the highest number of citizens of any economically advanced country who deny that human activity causes global warming...
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Fiddling While Earth Burns: Hopes for a Climate Deal Dashed in Durban

Fiddling While Earth Burns: Hopes for a Climate Deal Dashed in Durban | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

After two weeks of negotiations in Durban, South Africa, the primary outcome of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), aka "COP17," was a decision to "adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015." Yep, that's it. The exercise demonstrated the inability of the world's leaders to execute the summit's hopeful theme: "Working Together, Saving Tomorrow Today." The actual theme was "Why Do Today What You Can Put Off Till Tomorrow."[2]

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As Climate Change Worsens, Scientists Feel Increasing Pressure to Speak Out

As Climate Change Worsens, Scientists Feel Increasing Pressure to Speak Out | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

At a recent conference, scientists debate how far they should go in expressing their concerns about the world's response to global warming

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Bark beetles, climate change and our future

Bark beetles like the mountain pine or spruce beetles and lightning-induced fires are nature's emissaries of change.

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City birders spot climate change impact

City birders spot climate change impact | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A Californian hummingbird is settling down in Burnaby, likely a reflection of climate change, according...
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Why Agriculture Needs to Catch Up on Climate Change Action

Why Agriculture Needs to Catch Up on Climate Change Action | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Agriculture is one of the first sectors that will be seriously affected by climate change, yet the sector is far behind in quantifying and reducing its carbon footprint.
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The Bread of the Indians

The Bread of the Indians | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people‚ where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food...
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Report talks of climate change’s effects on NY State

Report talks of climate change’s effects on NY State | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A 460-page, in-depth report developed by Columbia University, the City University of New York, and Cornell University for the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) says -- in no uncertain terms -- that New York State’s climate is changing, and cautions what its outcomes will be, and also offers recommendations for adapting to it.

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Texas Drought May Have Killed 500 Million Trees

Texas Drought May Have Killed 500 Million Trees | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
According to the Texas Forest Service, as many as 500 million trees in the state -- roughly 10 percent of the forests there -- have been killed within the last year alone as a result of 2011's bizarre lack of rainfall.
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White Christmas? Not likely

White Christmas? Not likely | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Put the blame on climate change; Meteorologist predicts millions will be snowfree in Canada Dec. 25.

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2011 precipitation anomalies in USA | Resilience Science

Floods and droughts in the same country in the same year.

 

 

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Best Book of 2011: Kivalina: A Climate Change Story

Best Book of 2011: Kivalina: A Climate Change Story | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Christine Shearer's extraordinary chronicle of a native Alaskan village's demise and inevitable relocation due to climate changes ranks as one of the most timely and important books to be published in 2011.
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