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Jordan Puts Gender At Heart of Climate Change Policies

Jordan Puts Gender At Heart of Climate Change Policies | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Jordan has become the first Arab country to ensure national climate change efforts include gender considerations.

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Small Island Nations Take Fight Against Climate Change Into Their Own Hands

Small Island Nations Take Fight Against Climate Change Into Their Own Hands | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
 
Small island countries around the world probably face the gravest threat from global warming and climate change. Some of these countries are also among the economically weakest in the world.
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Climate-change sceptics like free market economics - study

If you think smoking doesn't cause lung cancer, HIV doesn't cause Aids or Nasa faked the Moon landing, you are also more likely to support free market economics and be sceptical about climate change.

 

New Australian research suggests conspiracy theorists and fans of free market economics are more likely to spurn the scientific consensus on climate change.

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'Carbon Nation' Tackles Climate Change, By Ignoring It : NPR

The documentary film 'Carbon Nation' aims to get viewers to make more climate-friendly energy choices but director Peter Blyck says he isn't trying to change anyone's views on climate change.
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Climate change driving massive wildfires in Southwest

Climate change driving massive wildfires in Southwest | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Drought, heat waves and wildfires have characterized the summer of 2012. Get used to it.
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Can a tiny island show the world the way on climate change?

Can a tiny island show the world the way on climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The UK’s Isle of Wight is looking to inspire islands around the world with its push for energy independence and wholesale carbon cuts that would make any government blush.
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Bats threatened by climate change

Bats threatened by climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Bats around the world are threatened by climate change, according to a scientific review.
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The solid scientific consensus on climate change (2)

The solid scientific consensus on climate change (2) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Way back in 1989, there was no such thing as climate change denial or it was in its infancy. Both parties, Conservatives and Liberals were all concerned about the possibility that humans might be causing the climate to warm.
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Defra scientist's grim warning on #climatechange

Defra scientist's grim warning on #climatechange | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The planet could be facing a catastrophic 5 degree temperature rise, and we are losing time to address the threat of climate change, one of the government's leading scientists tells Channel 4 News.
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Seabird could become UK's first wildlife victim of climate change as research shows numbers have halved since the 1980s

Seabird could become UK's first wildlife victim of climate change as research shows numbers have halved since the 1980s | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
One breeding colony of the Kittiwake in Scotland is now extinct and others are predicted to disappear within three years, according to wildlife experts.
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Climate change link ‘cannot be overlooked’ - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

Climate change link ‘cannot be overlooked’ - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Heatwaves, drought and floods that have struck the northern hemisphere for the third summer running are narrowing doubts that man-made warming is disrupting Earth's climate system, say some scientists.

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What's Causing Extreme Weather?

What's Causing Extreme Weather? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Wondering what's causing all the extreme weather we've seen lately? The short answer, scientists say, is rotten luck and a warmer planet.
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Climate Change: Coping With The Health Effects Of Rising Temperatures

Climate Change: Coping With The Health Effects Of Rising Temperatures | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With global climate change driving up temperatures, Greater Boston communities are beginning to plan for how to handle the health effects of more severe heat waves.
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Ocean temperature patterns key to climate change

Ocean temperature patterns key to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
"Evidence is mounting that the Earth's climate system has sensitive triggers that can cause abrupt and dramatic shifts in global climate," said Matthew Schmidt.
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Why worry about methane seeping up through Alaska tundra?

Upwellings of methane, seeping out of Alaska tundra and up through the water, prevents ice from freezing. Where does it come from and what does it mean to Arctic warming?
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Reporting on Corn Shortage Does Our Future a Disservice by Overlooking Climate Change Link

Reporting on Corn Shortage Does Our Future a Disservice by Overlooking Climate Change Link | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Current discussion makes it seem as if this extreme weather were an amusing anomaly to be solved by market manipulations and financial precision.
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“The Truth is That All Problems Have Solutions” – Even Climate Change in Ethiopia

“The Truth is That All Problems Have Solutions” – Even Climate Change in Ethiopia | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
“The Truth is That All Problems Have Solutions” – Even Climate Change in Ethiopia - Eight years ago Kenbesh Mengesha earned an uncertain income collec...
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Stewen/Agrawal: Northeast India is a global leader on adaptation to climate change

Stewen/Agrawal: Northeast India is a global leader on adaptation to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Northeast India is a global leader on adaptation to climate change...
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A Look at Rural Clean Energy Solutions for Climate Change Impacts

A Look at Rural Clean Energy Solutions for Climate Change Impacts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The word Punjab is derived from Persian, meaning five (panj) rivers (ab).  It is named so for the five rivers coursing through the arable land, like veins through a body, providing the essential nourishment to cultivate the land.  As a...
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Small-Scale Irrigation On The Rise In Drought-Hit Countries

Small-Scale Irrigation On The Rise In Drought-Hit Countries | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
* S. Asia, Africa vulnerable to climate, food prices * Small-scale irrigation could boost crop yields 75-275 pct * Better water management needed as demand outstrips supply By Nina Chestney ...
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Certain Foods Have Cooling Effect in Hot Weather

Certain Foods Have Cooling Effect in Hot Weather | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists say there are inexpensive, low-tech ways that people can keep cool on days with record-breaking high temperatures...
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Was Mayans' Mysterious Demise Self-Inflicted?

Was Mayans' Mysterious Demise Self-Inflicted? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The city states of the ancient Mayan empire flourished in southern Mexico and northern Central America for about six centuries. Then, around A.D. 900 Mayan civilization disintegrated.

 

Two new studies examine the reasons for the collapse of the Mayan culture, finding the Mayans themselves contributed to the downfall of the empire.

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This article indicates that a drought caused the major collapse of the Mayans because it was unintentionally, self inflicted by deforestation which contributed to climate change

 

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Obama, Romney Battle on Wind Energy Tax Credits

Obama, Romney Battle on Wind Energy Tax Credits | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Obama and Romney are taking to the political stage with a battle on wind energy tax credits. One side argues it is necessary for homegrown jobs while the other says it is a waste of tax payer dollars.
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Scientists: Long Beach Island Slowing Sinking And Global Warming Is To Blame - CBS New York

Scientists: Long Beach Island Slowing Sinking And Global Warming Is To Blame - CBS New York | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
At Long Beach Island, there is already proof of erosion happening. Scientists say sea levels are rising, the shore is sinking, and beaches are eroding.
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Farmers hunt far and wide for hay - USATODAY.com

Farmers are resorting to pleas on Facebook, Craigslist and other online sites to track down hay to feed their cattle, horses, sheep and goats now and through the winter.

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