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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Anti-seal hunt activists find a strange ally in climate change

Anti-seal hunt activists find a strange ally in climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Even the weather has turned against Maritime sealers...
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Why Religious People Must Speak Up About Climate Change

Why Religious People Must Speak Up About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
God demands that religious voices be raised to expose the many deaths that will result from rich and rising countries' continued failure to mitigate carbon emissions.
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The climate change hoax - KansasCity.com

The climate change hoax - KansasCity.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We are scientists who agree with critics such as Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., that there is a climate change "hoax" being perpetrated on the American people.
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Whatever happened to the good old Canadian winter?

Whatever happened to the good old Canadian winter? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The temperature in Winnipeg Sunday was warmer than in Raleigh, N.C., and all across the country heat records are being smashed...
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Address climate change with science, not opinion polls

Address climate change with science, not opinion polls | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
To develop an effective approach to climate change, don't rely on public opinion polls; pay attention to those who are...
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Discovery’s Frozen Planet Will Blow You Away

Discovery’s Frozen Planet Will Blow You Away | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The new documentary series Frozen Planet is by itself an explanation for why HDTV exists. The beauty is so breathtaking, so jaw-droppingly g...
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Ratty at risk as drought leaves him easy prey to his enemies: Fears for wildlife at once-picturesque stretch of river that inspired Wind In The Willows

Ratty at risk as drought leaves him easy prey to his enemies: Fears for wildlife at once-picturesque stretch of river that inspired Wind In The Willows | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A stretch of the Pang near the Duchess of Cambridge’s childhood home in Bucklebury is drying out, exposing the water voles’ burrows and leaving the creatures vulnerable to predators.
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Climate Change Sends Beetles Into Overdrive - ScienceNOW

Climate Change Sends Beetles Into Overdrive - ScienceNOW | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Call it the beetle baby boom. Climate change could be throwing common tree killers called mountain pine beetles into a reproductive frenzy. A new study suggests that some beetles living in Colorado, which normally reproduce just once annually, now churn out an extra generation of new bugs each year. And that could further devastate the region's forests.

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OpEdNews - Article: Climate Change Denial is About Maintaining Control of the Wealth

OpEdNews - Article: Climate Change Denial is About Maintaining Control of the Wealth | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Waxman-Markey climate bill is a good investment for the United States to make in our own economic future and in the future of the planet, an NYU study reports.
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Giving a ‘Visual Voice’ to the Changing Arctic Environment

Giving a ‘Visual Voice’ to the Changing Arctic Environment | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Arctic Security: The Arctic Institute is an authoritative, interdisciplinary, and independent source for information and in-depth analysis about the developments in the Arctic Region...
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Thoreau's notes help researchers monitor climate change

Thoreau's notes help researchers monitor climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Records of spring blooms made by Henry David Thoreau, and other naturalists, have allowed scientists to decipher the effects of a warming climate.
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Pacific island nation of Kiribati may move entire population to Fiji because of climate change 

Pacific island nation of Kiribati may move entire population to Fiji because of climate change  | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji.
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GM Funding of Climate Change-Denying Heartland Institute Creates Outrage With Environmentalists

GM Funding of Climate Change-Denying Heartland Institute Creates Outrage With Environmentalists | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The recent disclosure that General Motors' charitable arm has funded a think tank skeptical of climate change fueled an outcry among environmentalists.
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Coping With Climate Change: 2 Texas Towns Struggle for Water | PBS NewsHour | March 22, 2012

Coping With Climate Change: 2 Texas Towns Struggle for Water | PBS NewsHour | March 22, 2012 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The recent drought and record temperatures in Texas put an unprecedented strain on water resources across the state.
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Energy requirements make Antarctic fur seal pups vulnerable to climate change

Energy requirements make Antarctic fur seal pups vulnerable to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study has found that changing weather conditions can impact the metabolic rates of fur seal pups.
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The Canadian winter that never was

The Canadian winter that never was | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In 65 years, we've never seen such warm winter days with so little snow.
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Increase in Arctic shipping is risk to marine mammals

Increase in Arctic shipping is risk to marine mammals | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A rapid increase in shipping in the formerly ice-choked waterways of the Arctic poses a significant increase in risk to the region’s marine mammals and the local communities that rely on them for food security and cultural identity, according to...
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Warmer climate may trouble world’s lungs

Warmer climate may trouble world’s lungs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Respiratory health experts say global climate change will result in more asthma, allergies, and infectious and cardiovascular diseases.

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Surging Seas: A Project of Climate Central

Surging Seas: A Project of Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Map pages show threats from sea level rise and storm surge to all 3000+ coastal towns, cities, counties and states in the Lower 48.

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Early spring drives butterfly population declines

Early spring drives butterfly population declines | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Early snowmelt caused by climate change in the Colorado Rocky Mountains snowballs into two chains of events: a decrease in the number of flowers, which, in turn, decreases available nectar.
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Climate Change Sends Beetles Into Overdrive - ScienceNOW

Climate Change Sends Beetles Into Overdrive - ScienceNOW | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Call it the beetle baby boom. Climate change could be throwing common tree killers called mountain pine beetles into a reproductive frenzy. A new study suggests that some beetles living in Colorado, which normally reproduce just once annually, now churn out an extra generation of new bugs each year. And that could further devastate the region's forests.

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Climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the hockey stick graph

Climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the hockey stick graph | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Q & A on his new book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines...
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Burger burden: UN proposes junk food tax — RT

Burger burden: UN proposes junk food tax — RT | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
“Junk food” should attract additional taxes, says the report from the United Nations Organization.
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Ivory Coast Farmers Become Weather Watchers to Manage Climate

Ivory Coast Farmers Become Weather Watchers to Manage Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Farmers in Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa producer, are learning to monitor new climate change-affected patterns in weather and rainfall in a bid to increase output of crops.

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What the Insurance Industry Already Knows About Climate Change

What the Insurance Industry Already Knows About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
2011 was a bad year for the insurance companies due to the steep rise in catastrophe-related losses. And the industry's own scientists are predicting that things are primed to get a lot worse in the years ahead.
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