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Still no flying cars? The future of transit promises something even better

Still no flying cars? The future of transit promises something even better | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
From driverless cars to environmentally friendly vehicles, here are a few ways that technology promises to revolutionize the transportation industry
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Climate change may soon make much of the Persian Gulf region too hot for humans

Climate change may soon make much of the Persian Gulf region too hot for humans | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.
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For the last few years, we have been hearing that climate change is a security issue. It is also an immigration issue. As these lands become too hot for human habitation, their citizens will be forced to relocate.

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Children's health 'uniquely' affected by climate change, pediatricians say

Children's health 'uniquely' affected by climate change, pediatricians say | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors and politicians to protect growing children from environmental threats, such as natural disasters and heat stress
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So if we're not going to change for ourselves, let's at least do it for the children.

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Want to Fight Climate Change? Get Angry.

Want to Fight Climate Change? Get Angry. | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Author Wen Stephenson explains why the climate justice movement is headed toward a new extreme.
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What Is the New Climate Change Agreement For, If Not People's Rights?

What Is the New Climate Change Agreement For, If Not People's Rights? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Linking climate change and human rights in the new climate agreement is not about adding new obligations to governments already struggling to deal with the impacts of climate change or apportioning blame for the climate crisis.
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Abrupt Climate Change Can Occur Even Before a 2-Degree Rise in Warming

Abrupt Climate Change Can Occur Even Before a 2-Degree Rise in Warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Sudden shifts in settled climates can occur long before global warming reaches the internationally agreed safety level, European scientists say.
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Exxon's damaging denial on climate change

Exxon's damaging denial on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Before most Americans were even aware of global warming, Exxon was investing in high-quality research on the subject. According to reports in the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere, the oil company's scientists concluded in the 1970s, '80s and '90s that climate change was real, would transform the Earth's landscape and was driven by human activity — especially the burning of fossil fuels.
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Come on, Exxon. Time to 'fess up and ACT

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Restoring Nature Could Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change

Restoring Nature Could Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
'It’s a solution that's available now'
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Cap and trade is not the answer, but this might be

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Why the Earth’s past has scientists so worried about the Atlantic Ocean’s circulation

Why the Earth’s past has scientists so worried about the Atlantic Ocean’s circulation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ocean circulation changed many times in the last 70,000 years, according to new research.
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The scenarios scientists have been warning us of are barreling our way.

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The Rapid and Startling Decline Of World’s Vast Boreal Forests by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360

The Rapid and Startling Decline Of World’s Vast Boreal Forests by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of the huge boreal forest that spans from Scandinavia to northern Canada. Unprecedented warming in the region is jeopardizing the future of a critical ecosystem that makes up nearly a third of the earth’s forest cover.
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Teaching the Truth About Climate Change

Teaching the Truth About Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Children need to understand how changes to the climate have come about, how to mitigate them and how to prevent further damage.
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Margaret Atwood on Climate Change, Her New Book and Why Socialists Are Better With Budgets

Margaret Atwood on Climate Change, Her New Book and Why Socialists Are Better With Budgets | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A conversation with the speculative fiction writer about this month’s Canadian elections and (relatedly?) whether humanity is doomed.
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Think about climate change when considering shark culls

Think about climate change when considering shark culls | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As debate rages on both sides of the country over whether to cull sharks, a Queensland researcher has thrown another consideration into the mix - climate change.
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Another example of the law of unintended consequences.

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UC researchers present 10 scalable solutions for climate change

UC researchers present 10 scalable solutions for climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
These solutions offer a practical framework outlining both immediate and longer-term actions for moving toward carbon neutrality.
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Both the executive summary and the full text of the 10 solutions are available here.

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Greenland Is Melting Away

Greenland Is Melting Away | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This river is one of a network of thousands at the front line of climate change.
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With Greenland on "the front line of climate change", scientists are studying the significant changes there. This is a fascinating account.

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Don't dismiss the link between wildfires and climate change, scientists say

Don't dismiss the link between wildfires and climate change, scientists say | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Was Gov. Jerry Brown wrong to blame this year's epic California wildfires on climate change? An Oct. 18 Times article  said he was; scientists and activists responding to that article say it's a lot more complicated.
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How Climate Change Became a National Security Problem

How Climate Change Became a National Security Problem | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders says climate change is our biggest national security issue. Is he right? And what does it mean if he is?
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How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction

How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists have been warning for decades that human actions are pushing life on our shared planet toward mass extinction. Such extinction events have occurred five times in the past, but a bold new paper finds that this time would be fundamentally different. Fortunately, there’s still time to stop it.
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Fingers crossed that Canada's newly elected Liberals will change our dismal record under Harper and get us out of our "fossil" status.

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It’s far worse than it sounds: Climate change is making our winters shorter

It’s far worse than it sounds: Climate change is making our winters shorter | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The spring will come three weeks earlier thanks to climate change. This isn't a good thing
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Fresh Hope for Combating Climate Change

Fresh Hope for Combating Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If a climate disaster is to be averted, we’ll have to move forward without relying as much on fossil fuels. It can be done.
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We need hope on this front - and we need ACTION

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Is Climate Change Ruining the Remaining Wild Places?

Is Climate Change Ruining the Remaining Wild Places? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The word wilderness instantly conjures up images of untouched mountain ranges and preserved forests. But as society settles into what is increasingly being called the Human Age, or the Anthropocene, many conservationists and biologists are questioning whether true wildness actually still exists.
Have factors like industrial development, human population growth and, most importantly today, climate change permanently erased our planet's few remaining wild places?
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Marine food chains at risk of collapse, extensive study of world's oceans finds

Marine food chains at risk of collapse, extensive study of world's oceans finds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Important ecosystems could be massively damaged by 2050 unless greenhouse gas emissions and localised pollution is drastically reduced, researchers say
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Specter Of Climate Change Haunts This Year's Pumpkin Crop

Specter Of Climate Change Haunts This Year's Pumpkin Crop | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The shortage is bigger than pumpkin spiced lattes.
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And, of course, it is not only pumpkins.

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World will pass crucial 2C global warming limit, experts warn

World will pass crucial 2C global warming limit, experts warn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Carbon pledges from 147 nations to Paris climate summit ‘are not enough to stop temperature rise’, experts conclude
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Too much time wasted...

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Glacier melt shows a climate change tipping point. We must pay attention | Wendell Tangborn

Glacier melt shows a climate change tipping point. We must pay attention | Wendell Tangborn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Fossil fuel burning must taper off dramatically and be replaced with renewable sources of energy if we are going to survive as a species on this planet
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World leaders have been focused on staying in power instead of staying on the planet. They no longer have that luxury, and we who can speak and vote must call them to account.

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