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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Climate change a danger to gorillas, tigers

Climate change a danger to gorillas, tigers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Several animal species including gorillas in Rwanda and tigers in Bangladesh could risk extinction if the impact of climate change and extreme weather on their habitats is not addressed.
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World's tallest peaks most vulnerable to climate change

World's tallest peaks most vulnerable to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Himalayan region which is home to the world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest, is particularly vulnerable as rising temperatures disturb the balance of snow, ice and water, threatening 1.3 billion people living downstream along Asia's...
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Sleepwalking into climate catastrophe

Sleepwalking into climate catastrophe | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin should be with us at this hour. He would find our species, in the way it deals with its survival and the survival of other species, similar to the boobies he found on the Galapagos Islands.
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Researchers Predict "Scary" Rate of Diabetic Conditions by 2020

By 2020, more than 66% of people in the United States will be overweight or obese and more than 50% of the public will suffer from diabetes or prediabetic conditions, according to a study presented at the 2011 American Heart Association.

 

The implications of our expanding waistlines are severe for both our heart health and pocketbooks, the study authors reported. If current trends continue, rates of sickness and death from cardiovascular disease will increase and related health care costs will reach an estimated $1.1 trillion per year by 2030.

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Bitter sensitive children eat more vegetables with help of dip

Close to 70 percent of children have a sensitivity to bitter tasting foods, and that can cause them to avoid many of the leafy, green vegetables they should be eating for healthy development.
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Climate change: More than just a word game

Climate change: More than just a word game | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
While poor countries are jostling to ensure the lives of their people are protected in a deal on the changing climate being negotiated in Durban, various NGOs, agencies and research institutes are lobbying to get a word into the negotiating text.
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Message to Durban: Declare War on Climate Change

Message to Durban: Declare War on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Wars on Drugs and Poverty in the 1960s were obviously not literal wars involving guns and bombs. They were wars of conscience and responsibility - a recognition that there is an illness, an evil, an injustice that damages the fabric of society.
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UNICEF: Children most vulnerable to climate change

UNICEF: Children most vulnerable to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Among the various obstacles to achieving a minimum standard of living for children, an evolving threat is climate change. A recent UNICEF regional report shows that children in East Asia and the Pacific are most at risk.

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Geoengineering could save Earth — or destroy it

At a time of deep concern over global warming, a group of scientists, philosophers and legal scholars examined whether human intervention could artificially cool the Earth — and what would happen if it did.

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It’s Wrong to Wreck the World

Preventing catastrophic climate change will require rapid cultural transformation. And that will take a sweeping affirmation of the rights of future beings and our duties of compassion and justice. And that will take a national conversation about what is good, and just, and worthy of us.

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Climate change conference lures no congressmen

Climate change conference lures no congressmen | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The new effort is aimed at persuading U.S. politicians that they should curb greenhouse gas emissions for moral and ethical reasons.
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Climate change and the Kiribati syndrome - The Boston Globe

Climate change and the Kiribati syndrome - The Boston Globe | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Kiribati (pronounced “keer-ah-bass’’) is a small Pacific island nation, one made up of more than 30 coral atolls that rise, at least for now, barely 6 feet above water. It lies about halfway between Australia and Hawaii.
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Abrupt permafrost thaw increases climate threat, experts say

Abrupt permafrost thaw increases climate threat, experts say | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to a survey of international experts.
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Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods & Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa (Page 1 of 2)

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods & Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa (Page 1 of 2) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Joint study calls for major investments in climate change adaptation to reduce the risk of conflict and forced migration

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A global cooling to the U.S. position on climate change

A global cooling to the U.S. position on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

 Environmentalists and other nations say U.S. policy changes raise questions about whether it is committed to substantially cutting emissions and aiding developing nations in their efforts to do so.

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Canadian climate-change deniers are the Neville Chamberlains of our time

Canadian climate-change deniers are the Neville Chamberlains of our time | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The former British prime minister believed he could negotiate with Adolf Hitler.
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A Recipe for Carbon Farming - IPS ipsnews.net

A Recipe for Carbon Farming - IPS ipsnews.net | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Civil society has warned of the danger of turning Africa's food-producing lands into...
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Drug Resistance Loiters on Antibiotic-Free Farms - ScienceNOW

Drug Resistance Loiters on Antibiotic-Free Farms - ScienceNOW | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Drug Resistance Loiters on Antibiotic-Free Farms - ScienceNOW...
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How climate change has affected your favorite landscapes

How climate change has affected your favorite landscapes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This week, world leaders have been at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Durban, South Africa, to discuss climate change.
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Washington Post Misses Link Between Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change

Washington Post Misses Link Between Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Post story included the what, who, where and how of basic journalism. What was missing was the why. Why is sea level rising and eroding the beach in Chincoteague?
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Heads in the Sand

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Republican politicians are increasingly questioning or flatly denying the established science of climate change. Why now?
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UN now monitoring, mapping climate change from space | The New Age Online

UN now monitoring, mapping climate change from space | The New Age Online | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global climate change can now be observed from space.
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U.N. scientist: fighting climate change saves costs

U.N. scientist: fighting climate change saves costs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The U.N.'s top climate scientist cautioned climate negotiators Wednesday that global warming is leading to soaring financial costs.
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Corporations accept climate change reality

Corporations accept climate change reality | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Wilson said pricing premiums to account for increased extreme weather events is permanent.
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Southern Ocean ‘warming faster’ (ScienceAlert)

Southern Ocean ‘warming faster’ (ScienceAlert) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The Southern Ocean is warming at a faster rate than average and becoming more acidic, new research shows.

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