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Ignoring the reality of climate change in Canada | rabble.ca

Ignoring the reality of climate change in Canada | rabble.ca | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Virtually every accredited climate scientist in the world believes that climate change is real and that humans are contributing to it by burning fossil fuels. This scientific consensus has been repeatedly confirmed by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which since 1988 has been consulting with thousands of scientists around the world.

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Climate change and confirmation bias: what would it take to change your mind? – Telegraph Blogs

Climate change and confirmation bias: what would it take to change your mind? – Telegraph Blogs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ask yourself the following: what would it take to make you change your mind on a strongly held belief? An empirical one, a matter of fact. Especially one which you have, in part, defined yourself by. It's very difficult to do.
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How the drought is changing business - USATODAY.com

From operators of outdoor movie theaters in North Carolina, where the highs today will be in the mid-90s; to Kansas cattlemen and their livestock, who face temperatures approaching 110; to landscapers in St. Louis, where another 100-plus-degree day is on tap, this summer is searing into the memory for workers in the great outdoors.

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Weathering this storm is going to be tough

The story that should dominate headlines is the series of extreme weather events which may be portents of a grim future in which much worse is to come.
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Koch-funded study finds ‘global warming is real and ‘humans are the cause’

Koch-funded study finds ‘global warming is real and ‘humans are the cause’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Things were going well for the Koch Brothers and their global warming disinformation campaign until now.
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Icebergs off Greenland | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

Icebergs off Greenland | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Antiscience | climate change | Greenland's been in the news lately, what with cracking off an iceberg as big as Manhattan, and having a huge burst of melting due to unusual warm air ridges sq...
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Climate results turn sceptic: 'let the evidence change our minds'

Climate results turn sceptic: 'let the evidence change our minds' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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Climate Change Could Erode Ozone Layer Over U.S.

Climate Change Could Erode Ozone Layer Over U.S. | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New findings indicate that effects of climate change could increase ozone depletion, UV exposure and skin cancer...
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Giant dust storms stir up health risks in Arizona

Giant dust storms stir up health risks in Arizona | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Giant monsoon dust storms that roll across Arizona and coat everything in dirt are becoming more frequent, according to experts.
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Methane measurements at low level flight: Detection of the greenhouse gas methane in the Arctic

Methane measurements at low level flight: Detection of the greenhouse gas methane in the Arctic | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
First time measurements of large-scale methane emissions have been taken from the extensive Arctic permafrost landscapes.
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Climate Change Poses Many Business Risks | TriplePundit

Climate Change Poses Many Business Risks | TriplePundit | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Last year set records for economic and insured losses caused by natural catastrophes.
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Greenland's ice melting fast as Frontline predicted during its climate change TV shows | HULIQ

Greenland's ice melting fast as Frontline predicted during its climate change TV shows | HULIQ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Even die-hard Republicans - who once said global warming was “hog wash” – may now admit that climate change is to blame for NASA’s warning that nearly all of Greenland’s ice pack is melting.
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USDA Sec. Vilsack’s Climate Self-Censorship Draws Outrage From American Farmers

USDA Sec. Vilsack’s Climate Self-Censorship Draws Outrage From American Farmers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

In multiple press appearances last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack dodged questions about what drought-stricken farmers need to know about climate change. Speaking before the White House press corps, Vilsack refused to answer questions by Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York Times and Bill Plante of CBS News about the connections between climate change and the current drought.

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Have The Koch Brothers Changed Their Mind About Climate Change? - Washington Whispers (usnews.com)

Have The Koch Brothers Changed Their Mind About Climate Change? - Washington Whispers (usnews.com) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A University of California-Berkeley study on earth surface temperatures, financed in large part by Libertarian petrochemical billionaire Charles Koch's foundation, has found that global warming is indeed happening and that the emissions of greenhouse gases are truly caused by humans.

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Chronic 2000-04 drought, worst in 800 years, may be the 'new normal'

Chronic 2000-04 drought, worst in 800 years, may be the 'new normal' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The chronic drought that hit western North America from 2000 to 2004 left dying forests and depleted river basins in its wake and was the strongest in 800 years, but those conditions will become the "new normal" for most of the coming century,...
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Urban Farms or Urban Myths? « GoodFood World

Urban Farms or Urban Myths? « GoodFood World | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

he return of urban farming echoes these monumental efforts of the past, but the new ‘Victory Gardens’ are about a victory over poverty, hunger, malnutrition, and the dissolution of community ties. The phenomenal success and rapid growth of urban farming has created extraordinary opportunities for food justice and an ecologically superior, community-based approach to reinvention of our current food system, which is dominated by unsustainable and inequitable industrial models and a profit-driven top-down corporate anti-nature and anti-worker rationality.

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Scientists Defending Against The Methane Bomb | Climate Central

Scientists Defending Against The Methane Bomb | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Massive methane releases could goose global warming, but scientists have a plan.
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Scientists unlock ocean CO2 secrets key to climate: study

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - From giant whirlpools to currents 1,000 km wide, scientists said on Monday they have uncovered how vast amounts of carbon are locked away in the depths of the Southern Ocean,...
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Climate change may force India to import corn

Climate change may force India to import corn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists have claimed that India and China, Asia's largest corn producers, will experience severe dry conditions due to climate change, prompting them to import corn from Tanzania which would face comparatively wet weather.
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Plan to get bureaucrats savvy to climate-change risks easy to ignore: documents

Plan to get bureaucrats savvy to climate-change risks easy to ignore: documents | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
TORONTO - Environment Canada is worried that the Harper government's own effort to encourage public servants to more carefully consider the risks and possible impacts of climate change is falling on deaf ears, documents show.
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Humans to blame for storms: scientists

Scientists are finding evidence that man-made climate change has raised the risks of individual weather events, such as floods or heat waves, marking a big step toward pinpointing local costs and ways to adapt to freak conditions.
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How summer thunderstorms could be punching new holes in the ozone layer (+video)

How summer thunderstorms could be punching new holes in the ozone layer (+video) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A study looking at conditions in the lower stratosphere, where the ozone layer resides, suggests a link between climate change and the amount of ultraviolet radiation reaching Earth's surface.
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Analysis: Evidence for climate extremes, costs, gets more local

Analysis: Evidence for climate extremes, costs, gets more local | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are finding evidence that man-made climate change has raised the risks of individual weather events, such as floods or heatwaves, marking a big step towards pinpointing local...
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Climate Change Linked to Ozone Loss: May Result in More Skin Cancer -- Environmental Protection

Climate Change Linked to Ozone Loss: May Result in More Skin Cancer -- Environmental Protection | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For decades, scientists have known that the effects of global climate change could have a potentially devastating impact across the globe, but Harvard researchers say there is now evidence that it may also have a dramatic impact on public health.
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Canada, of all places, should understand climate change

Canada, of all places, should understand climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Despite clear evidence all around us, our government rarely speaks about the issue...
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