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REDD: Saving the Amazon rainforest

REDD: Saving the Amazon rainforest | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A global carbon market aims to curb emissions by protecting the forests. Will it work?
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Another Day, Another Distortive Attack On Climate Change - Forbes

Another Day, Another Distortive Attack On Climate Change - Forbes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I've been accused on this blog of being mean to climate deniers – of calling them "deniers" when they fancy themselves "skeptics".  Well, what else do we call people who ignore and even distort evidence that doesn't support their prejudice?
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Oil Companies are Actually Planning for Climate Change

Oil Companies are Actually Planning for Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Oil companies are developing climate change adaptation strategies, although not so long ago they funded climate change denial campaigns.
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Warming in the Tasman Sea, near Australia, a global warming hot spot

Warming in the Tasman Sea, near Australia, a global warming hot spot | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond their known boundaries.
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Climate change a 'fundamental' health risk

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A leading Australian disease expert says prompt action on climate change is paramount to our survival on earth.

 

Epidemiologist Tony McMichael has conducted an historical study that suggests natural climate change over thousands of years has destabilised civilisations via food shortages, disease and unrest.

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Tropical vegetation stores more carbon than thought

Tropical vegetation stores more carbon than thought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The first ever "wall-to-wall" map of carbon storage of tropical vegetation in Africa, Asia and South America has shown that it stores 21 percent more carbon than estimated.
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Investors say private sector must tackle climate change | EurActiv

Investors say private sector must tackle climate change | EurActiv | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Independent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics. Stories, interviews and articles are available in English, French and German.
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Trade barriers imperil African food security - AlertNet

Trade barriers imperil African food security - AlertNet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Easing restrictions could help food reach the drought-affected poor in southern Africa, experts argue...
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Power paradox: Clean might not be green forever

Power paradox: Clean might not be green forever | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As energy demand grows, even alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and nuclear fusion could begin to affect the climate.
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Medical experts hit out at climate change sceptics

Denying the links between greenhouse gas emissions and man-made climate change "is akin to denying the links between HIV/Aids and unprotected sex, smoking and lung cancer, or alcohol consumption and liver disease", according the the UK Climate and Health Council.

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Genetics of arctic plants under serious threat from climate change, says EU-funded study

Genetics of arctic plants under serious threat from climate change, says EU-funded study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
CORDIS News is a daily online news service provided by the European Union's official research and innovation information service, CORDIS.
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Andes Mountains species said under threat

Andes Mountains species said under threat | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Hundreds of rare species in the Central Andes remain unprotected and are increasingly under threat from development and climate change, a U.S. study found.

 

The study by Duke University researchers identified and mapped the geographic ranges of hundreds of species of plants and animals, including mammals, birds and amphibians, found nowhere in the world outside the Andes-Amazon basin in Peru and Bolivia.

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Climate change threatens national dish, U.K. says | CTV News

Climate change threatens national dish, U.K. says | CTV News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Britain says coastlines, wildlife and even the nation's most famous dish are under threat from climate change in its first-ever national assessment of likely risks.
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On Climate Change, Weathercasters May Be Misguiding Their Viewers

On Climate Change, Weathercasters May Be Misguiding Their Viewers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If you are like most Americans, the weather forecast on tonight's evening news may be your only exposure to science all day. And there's a good chance that your trusted local weathercaster is your only regular source of information on climate change.
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CUBA: Adapting to Climate Change Proves a Complex Challenge

CUBA: Adapting to Climate Change Proves a Complex Challenge | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

No one who lives in this fishing village on the south coast, 70 km from the Cuban capital, can forget the devastation wrought by hurricanes in 2008.

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Earth's energy budget remained out of balance despite unusually low solar activity, study finds

Earth's energy budget remained out of balance despite unusually low solar activity, study finds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new NASA study underscores the fact that greenhouse gases generated by human activity -- not changes in solar activity -- are the primary force driving global warming.
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Grasslands soils offer some insurance against climate change

Grasslands soils offer some insurance against climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The earth beneath our feet plays an important role in carbon storage – a key factor in climate change – and new research shows that in times of drought some types of soil perform better than others.
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Climate change drying out forests in western Canada | CTV News

Climate change drying out forests in western Canada | CTV News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Research shows northern forests in the three prairie provinces are drying up and shrinking from drought caused by climate change, while the eastern boreal forest is holding its own.
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Sir David Attenborough hits back at Lord Lawson over Frozen Planet climate change row - Telegraph

Sir David Attenborough hits back at Lord Lawson over Frozen Planet climate change row - Telegraph | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Sir David Attenborough has accused Lord Lawson of “unacceptable” selective use
of evidence in trying to deny the impacts of global warming.
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Long-term effects of Gulf oil spill on shrimp, other species is still unknown

Long-term effects of Gulf oil spill on shrimp, other species is still unknown | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Gulf of Mexico shrimp, along with all seafood, has been tested extensively to assure that it's safe for consumption in the wake of the BP oil spill, but the long-term effects on fish species from that oil, and the chemicals used to fight it, are still largely unknown. Possible effects on the growth and mortality of Gulf shrimp could come from a variety of factors, including alterations in the food they eat or the species who prey on them, changes in the marsh they inhabit, or changes in their own biology.

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Farmers in Mozambique trying to adapt farming to climate change

Farmers in Mozambique trying to adapt farming to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As the rain and water in Mozambique becomes less predictable and less suited to subsistence farming, aid groups and the local government are trying to help some change the way they farm so they're not so paralyzed by a flood or a drought.
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Bill Gates once again shilling for Monsanto using climate change as his excuse

Bill Gates once again shilling for Monsanto using climate change as his excuse | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bill Gates is one very confused billionaire philanthropist.
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ALEC Behind Push to Require Climate Denial Instruction in Schools | Truthout

ALEC Behind Push to Require Climate Denial Instruction in Schools | Truthout | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

In summer 2011, "ALEC Exposed," a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD)**, taught those alarmed about the power that corporations wield in the American political sphere an important lesson: when bills with a similar DNA pop up in various statehouses nationwide, it's no coincidence.

Explaining the nature and origins of the project, CMD wrote, "[CMD] unveiled a trove of over 800 'model' bills and resolutions secretly voted on by corporations and politicians through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). These bills reveal the corporate collaboration reshaping our democracy, state by state."

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Living on Earth: Overheating Musk Oxen

Living on Earth: Overheating Musk Oxen | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Musk oxen are hearty creatures, capable of enduring the long, dark winter. But as Ari Daniel Shapiro reports, when temperatures rise, that heartiness can wane.
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How climate change, urbanization are changing disaster aid

How climate change, urbanization are changing disaster aid | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
LONDON (AlertNet) - Picture this: a terrible drought forces you to abandon your meager plot of farmland, so you migrate to a city where the jobs are, only to end up living in a slum regularly submerged...
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