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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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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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Five famous cities doomed by climate change

Five famous cities doomed by climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Our civilization is in many ways a coastal one, so when the seas rise, and stay risen, that'll do a real number on world populations and economy. Here are five metropolises in climate change's crosshairs.
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All-blue skies in Paris as city centre goes car-free for first time

All-blue skies in Paris as city centre goes car-free for first time | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
One-day scheme promoted by mayor Anne Hidalgo sees city centre mostly free of cars and lower speed limit in other districts
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I'd love to have been on the Champs Elysées for this.

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Want to See Climate Change? Come With Me to the Mont Blanc Glacier

Want to See Climate Change? Come With Me to the Mont Blanc Glacier | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When I visited in 1988 it took just three steps to reach the ice. Today it takes 370.
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How tiny, underwater creatures are slowing climate change

How tiny, underwater creatures are slowing climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In a study published Monday by British researcher David Barnes, research suggests that microscopic organisms on the ocean floor are acting as a carbon sink.
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More evidence we live on an amazing planet.

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Lake Powell's receding waters show risk of U.S. 'megadrought' | Reuters

Lake Powell's receding waters show risk of U.S. 'megadrought' | Reuters | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Where the Colorado River falls from the snow-capped Rocky Mountains into the arid U.S. Southwest, lies Lake Powell.

 

More than 500 feet (150 meters) deep in places and with narrow side canyons, the shoreline of the lake is longer than the entire West Coast of the United States. It extends upstream into Utah from Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam and provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California.

 

But a severe drought in recent years, combined with the tapping of the lake's water at what many consider to be an unsustainable level, has reduced its levels to only about 42 percent of its capacity, according to the U.S. space agency NASA.


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Our Planet is Facing a New Mass Extinction: Can This Book Help Stop It?

Our Planet is Facing a New Mass Extinction: Can This Book Help Stop It? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

This June, a team of six biologists calculated that since 1500, vertebrate species have been going extinct at rates up to 100 times faster than is typical—and the number is rising. In other words, the paper’s authors claim, a sixth mass extinction is now underway, and it’s being caused by human activity.

 
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An Epic, 500-Year Snow Fail in California’s Iconic Mountains

An Epic, 500-Year Snow Fail in California’s Iconic Mountains | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Sierra Nevada’s snowpack is at a 500-year low. No wonder why skiers, hikers, farmers, forests, and virtually every other living thing in California are feeling the effects.
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Climate change good news for Arctic mosquitoes, bad news for caribou

Climate change good news for Arctic mosquitoes, bad news for caribou | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A study from New Hampshire's Dartmouth college says climate change is causing mosquitoes in the Arctic to develop faster, and that is bad news for caribou.
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Climate Change No Longer a Distant or Abstract Threat (It's Here) | Farhana Yamin

Climate Change No Longer a Distant or Abstract Threat (It's Here) | Farhana Yamin | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is no longer a distant or abstract threat.
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Our New Newsletter About Climate Change: "Not Doomed Yet"

Our New Newsletter About Climate Change: "Not Doomed Yet" | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A weekly summary of the climate change story, for people who want to pay more attention to it.
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Climate Apocalypse and/or Democracy

Climate Apocalypse and/or Democracy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If we ignore the warnings of science and don't start investing in clean technologies, climate shocks will push countries into panic-inducing scarcity, inspiring everything from ethnic and religious conflict in Africa and the Middle East, to imperial land grabs by a hungry and worried China.
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How to survive the end of the world

How to survive the end of the world | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
TSUNAMIS, cyclones, raging fires and epidemics. We keep hearing about all the ways the world could implode at any second.
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Sobering...which is different from alarmist. The latter is hard to take seriously. The former reminds us of our responsibilities.

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Republican megadonor urges talk on climate change solutions

Republican megadonor urges talk on climate change solutions | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican businessman Jay Faison says his party should stop fighting science and start talking solutions to climate change. He has $175 million to invest in politics and policy to help inspire them. And if that's not enough,...
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Republican, eh? Can he outshout the strange conglomeration of ostriches who claim to have "our" interests at heart?

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China, US issue joint statement on Climate Change

In another major step to protect the world's environment for future generations, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama issued a ...
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Relatively few in U.S., Europe see climate change as a serious threat

Relatively few in U.S., Europe see climate change as a serious threat | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global climate change was the top-rated threat in a recent 40-nation survey, but concern about the issue is relatively low in the United States and Europe.
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Here’s 133 Years of Climate Change Data Transformed Into a Haunting Melody for String Quartet

Here’s 133 Years of Climate Change Data Transformed Into a Haunting Melody for String Quartet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
How one college student uses NASA data to create a musical representation of climate change.
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A fascinating way to make climate change impact the listener viscerally.

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What Tibetan Buddhists, Andean Paqos can teach us about climate change — The Daily Climate

What Tibetan Buddhists, Andean Paqos can teach us about climate change — The Daily Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As Pope Francis is set to visit US leaders, experts advocate for more diverse spiritual voices in the global climate change discussion.  
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What Exxon Knew About Climate Change - The New Yorker

What Exxon Knew About Climate Change - The New Yorker | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An new exposé of Exxon’s research and policies sheds light on the danger and deceit of corporate climate-change denial.
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Jean Jouzel - A renewed determination for energy to fight against climate change?

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Good one for those of you qui parle français.

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Pipe Dreams: The Forgotten Project That Could Have Saved America From...

Pipe Dreams: The Forgotten Project That Could Have Saved America From... | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The North American Water and Power Alliance was an audacious proposal to divert water to parched western states that would have cost hundreds of billions of dollars and pissed off Canada. But what ...
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Photographer of 'horribly thin' polar bear hopes to inspire climate change fight

Photographer of 'horribly thin' polar bear hopes to inspire climate change fight | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In mid-August, Kerstin Langenberger took a photo of a startlingly skinny polar bear, one that she thought was days away from death.
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Climate Change: A Threat for French Winemakers - NDTV Food

Climate Change: A Threat for French Winemakers - NDTV Food | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Amid the numerous challenges that the winemakers face in France's famed Beaujolais wine-making region, their biggest threat now is climate change.
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B.C. needs to think globally on climate change, group warns

B.C. needs to think globally on climate change, group warns | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new paper by the Environmental Law Centre says the province needs to factor in broader environmental impact of local resource projects
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James Cameron's Next Climate Push: The American Diet

James Cameron's Next Climate Push: The American Diet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When director James Cameron trekked to Washington in 2010 to press for action on climate change and appear at an Earth Day rally, he returned not just disappointed, but disillusioned. One lawmaker,...
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