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Why the fast jet stream winds cannot contribute much renewable energy after all

Why the fast jet stream winds cannot contribute much renewable energy after all | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The assumption that high jet steam wind speeds in the upper atmosphere correspond to high wind power has now been challenged by new research.
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DFID Bloggers » Whatever happened to climate change?

DFID Bloggers » Whatever happened to climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Journalist Jon Snow examines how the media have reported on climate change since the 2009 summit in Copenhagen, and what their role might be during and after COP17.

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Wood fires fuel climate change – UN

Wood fires fuel climate change – UN | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Log burning and diesel vehicles two of the biggest culprits in developed world in generating pollution causing black carbon...
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Mexican farmers suffer worst drought in 70 years

Mexican farmers suffer worst drought in 70 years | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is being battered its worst drought in seven decades, which has devastated farm life and is expected to continue into next year.The lack of rainfall has affected almost...
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Climate Committee chief warns green aviation could prove impossible

Climate Committee chief warns green aviation could prove impossible | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It may be that aviation is the place we use fossil fuels, Lord Adair Turner tells London conference, Aviation, Committee On Climate Change, Lord Turner...
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World Bank Improves Access to Valuable Climate Change Data

World Bank Improves Access to Valuable Climate Change Data | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The Climate Change Knowledge Portal is a central hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world. With this portal you can query, map, compare, chart and summarize key climate and climate-related information.

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Arctic sea ice in longest decline seen over past 1,450 years: study

Arctic sea ice in longest decline seen over past 1,450 years: study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Research says Arctic sea ice has declined more in the last half-century than it has any time over the last 1,450 years...
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Climate change: vulnerable countries consider 'occupying' Durban talks

Climate change: vulnerable countries consider 'occupying' Durban talks | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Former president of Costa Rica calls on countries most affected by climate change to refuse to leave talks until progress is made...
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'Gigatonne gap' risks dangerous global warming - Telegraph

'Gigatonne gap' risks dangerous global warming - Telegraph | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The chances of keeping global warming within a safe limits are narrowing,
scientists have warned, as governments fail to cut carbon emissions.
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Corporations spending billions to prevent global climate action

Corporations spending billions to prevent global climate action | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A handful of multinational corporations are "exerting undue influence" on the political process in Canada, the U.S. and other key nations to delay international action on climate change, alleges a new report Greenpeace International.
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What Are Climate Change Skeptics Still Skeptical About? | LiveScience

What Are Climate Change Skeptics Still Skeptical About? | LiveScience | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Despite the growing body of research proving that global warming is real and caused by humans, some scientists disagree.
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Congress Rejects Request for National Climate Service, A Resource for Climate Change Information

Congress Rejects Request for National Climate Service, A Resource for Climate Change Information | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Congress rejected a request by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to establish a Web Site devoted to information about climate change, a reshuffling that did not require additional funding.
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U.S. Military Undermined By Environmental Change

U.S. Military Undermined By Environmental Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Across the U.S., critical military installations are being put at risk by environmental change.
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Canadian environment minister: ‘Kyoto is the past’ but refuses to confirm withdrawal

Canadian environment minister: ‘Kyoto is the past’ but refuses to confirm withdrawal | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
TORONTO — Canada’s Conservative environment minister said Monday that signing the Kyoto Protocol on climate change was one of the previous government’s biggest “blunders” but he declined to confirm a report that Canada will formally pull out of the...
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U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded

U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
ROME -- The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding in a report Monday that a quarter of all land is highly degraded and warning the trend must be reversed if the world's...
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Climate Change: UN Extreme Weather Report Triggers Storm of Protest - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Climate Change: UN Extreme Weather Report Triggers Storm of Protest - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In mid-November, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a special report on extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods and heat waves.
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Durban – your guide to the latest vital climate summit

Durban – your guide to the latest vital climate summit | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The ostensible aim is to devise a successor to the Kyoto protocol, but there's so much more going on...
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CO2 climate impacts reassessed

CO2 climate impacts reassessed | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global temperatures could be less sensitive to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels than previously thought, a study suggests.
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Opinion: We are smarter this time around. — The Daily Climate

Opinion: We are smarter this time around. — The Daily Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The release of stolen e-mail correspondence from climate scientists won't have the same impact it had the first time around, in 2009. The science is robust.

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Mallard are ducking and diving away from Scotland - Environment - Scotsman.com

The winter population of Britain’s most common duck has almost halved in Scotland over the past 30 years, which experts believe is due to climate change creating milder conditions elsewhere.
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Primer: What's New (and What Isn't) in the IPCC's Report on Extreme Weather | InsideClimate News

Primer: What's New (and What Isn't) in the IPCC's Report on Extreme Weather | InsideClimate News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The world's leading science panel studied the link between man-made warming and wild weather for the first time. InsideClimate News examines its results.

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Drought and rising temperatures will challenge state's farmers, experts say - ContraCostaTimes.com

Drought and rising temperatures will challenge state's farmers, experts say - ContraCostaTimes.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
States winters have been warming for decades and will continue to do so. Threat of sudden, prolonged drought seen.
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Climate scientists scoff at stolen emails - Darren Samuelsohn

Climate scientists scoff at stolen emails - Darren Samuelsohn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The documents inspire little worry among researchers that the science will be undermined.
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Climate Change Threatens to Destroy China's Rural Communities @PolicyMic | Jonathan Booth

Climate Change Threatens to Destroy China's Rural Communities @PolicyMic | Jonathan Booth | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change threatens to destroy China's agriculture and rural communities, an outcome which will dramatically alter the world economy.
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The Rise and Fall of Climate Change Denial - Forbes

When scientific findings have big consequences for policy and politics, anti-science ideology and denial flourish.
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