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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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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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Climate change could alter polar bear behaviour: expert | CTV News

Climate change could alter polar bear behaviour: expert | CTV News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
They're etched onto our coins, are part of our national identity and lure tourists to the Arctic every year, but the majestic Canadian polar bear could pose a significant risk to northern communities if climate change continues to wreak havoc on...
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Global forests are overlooked as water suppliers, study shows

Global forests are overlooked as water suppliers, study shows | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The forests of the world supply a significant amount of moisture that creates rain. A new study reveals how this important contribution of forests to the hydrologic cycle is often overlooked in water resource policy, such as that of the EU.
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Why small delays on climate change can be costly

Why small delays on climate change can be costly | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Putting off the task of cutting emissions by even a few years can make a big difference by making the task much harder.
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Plant studies miss the full effect of climate change

Plant studies miss the full effect of climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Biologists have been doing experiments to predict what will happen to vegetation in the future – but they have hugely underestimated the changes...
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Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates: Scientific American

Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates: Scientific American | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Interior lakes drain and refill with melting ice in mere days...
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Climate change changing bird migrations - UPI.com

Climate change changing bird migrations - UPI.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures in Europe have migrating flocks of cranes staying around increasingly longer in the fall before they fly south, German conservationists say.
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Canada pulls out of Kyoto Protocol

Canada pulls out of Kyoto Protocol | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
(12-12) 16:47 PST TORONTO, Canada (AP) -- Canada pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change Monday, saying the accord won't help solve the climate crisis. It dealt a blow to the anti-global warming treaty, which...
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White Christmas? Dream on: Environment Canada says snow less likely over time

White Christmas? Dream on: Environment Canada says snow less likely over time | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
White Christmas?Dream on: Environment Canada says snow less likely over time...
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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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Bear facts and polar opposites

Bear facts and polar opposites | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

What the author of this piece ignores is that Russians are seeing more polar bears because they are forced to come closer to human settlements in search of food.

 

SCATTERED across a wide valley on remote Wrangel Island, 16 polar bears were in view from the deck of Russian expedition ship the Spirit of Enderby.

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Climate Change and your refrigerator!

Climate Change and your refrigerator! | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For twenty years, Europeans and people all over the world have had energy-efficient, climate-friendly refrigerators in their kitchens.
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Study connects large-scale dairies, feedlots to increased air pollution | Yakima Herald-Republic

Study connects large-scale dairies, feedlots to increased air pollution | Yakima Herald-Republic | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Yakima, WA Herald-Republic newspaper features local news, sports, obituaries, weather, classifieds, homes, autos, jobs in Yakima, Washington.
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As temperatures rise, so do fears of extreme weather

As temperatures rise, so do fears of extreme weather | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
City wants to be prepared for power outages, floods and heat waves...
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NASA: Warming will transform natural world

NASA: Warming will transform natural world | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
NASA: Warming will transform natural world | climate, change, planet, study, plants, earth, animals, most, plant, forecast...
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Climate change threatens to make polar bears dangerous; action needed:scientist

Climate change threatens to make polar bears dangerous; action needed:scientist | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
TORONTO - They're etched onto our coins, are part of our national identity and lure tourists to the ... - Science & Technology - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Climate Change Affecting Fisherwomen’s Livelihoods - IPS ipsnews.net

Climate Change Affecting Fisherwomen’s Livelihoods - IPS ipsnews.net | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Having observed changes in the sea and the life cycles of the rock lobsters that their livelihoods depend on, a group of fisherwomen from the Western Cape, South Africa are calling on government to adjust fishing seasons to adapt to what they...
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Shock as retreat of Arctic sea ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

Shock as retreat of Arctic sea ice releases deadly greenhouse gas | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.
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