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Arctic Tipping Point: A North Pole Without Ice

Arctic Tipping Point: A North Pole Without Ice | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists say this year’s record declines in Arctic sea ice extent and volume are powerful evidence that the giant cap of ice at the top of the planet is on a trajectory to largely disappear in summer within a decade or two, with profound global...
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Why We Shouldn’t Call the Climate Debate a “Culture War”

Why We Shouldn’t Call the Climate Debate a “Culture War” | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Image For months, I’ve been reading posts from environmental news sources saying that belief in the existence of climate change has become a “culture war.” Framing the issue this way is destructive because it draws a line in the sand, further...
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Coastal Native Peoples Share Knowledge with Scientists to Address Climate Change

Coastal Native Peoples Share Knowledge with Scientists to Address Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The First Stewards: Coastal People Address Climate Change symposium was recently held in Washington, D.C. This meeting brought coastal area Native Americans, Alaska Natives and indigenous U.S. Pacific Islanders together with scientists, non-governmental organizations and policy makers to discuss the impacts of, and develop collaborative solutions to, climate change.

 

Adaptation to climate change is a pressing issue for indigenous people, who have lived closely with the ocean and coastal land for generations and depend on them for cultural survival.

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National Seashore beaches, including Cape Cod, endangered by climate change, report find

Beachgoers headed to Cape Cod National Seashore over the coming decades may find themselves baking in hotter temperatures, and sections of beach and wetlands could be lost or altered as climate change fuels sea level rise, according to a new report...
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Obama tells crowd: “Denying climate change won’t make it stop”

Obama tells crowd: “Denying climate change won’t make it stop” | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Speaking to a crowd at Iowa State University, Obama calls of student to choose an energy future good for both the economy and the planet.
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Climate change and sexual dysfunction; or how the polar bear lost its wiener

Climate change and sexual dysfunction; or how the polar bear lost its wiener | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

What could be worse than eliminating an animal’s habitat and reducing its food availability? Well you could destroy its sex life, and that is exactly what people are doing to the poor *little* polar bear.

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Australia EU Link Makes Carbon-Market Theory Real, Marcu Says

Australia EU Link Makes Carbon-Market Theory Real, Marcu Says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The proposed linking of the European
Union and Australian greenhouse-gas-reduction programs will
demonstrate to policy makers across the world that carbon
markets can help address climate change, said Andrei Marcu.
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Evolving alpinism : Mountain guides face climate change head on- swissinfo

Evolving alpinism : Mountain guides face climate change head on- swissinfo | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures, melting glaciers and thawing permafrost: the Swiss Alps are hard hit by the changing climate. A fact of life for the people who work there, mountain guides are doing what they can to adapt to the evolving environment.
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GOP Draft Platform Attacks Obama Admin For Saying Climate Change Is A ‘Severe’ National Security Threat

GOP Draft Platform Attacks Obama Admin For Saying Climate Change Is A ‘Severe’ National Security Threat | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
With the start of the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, FL, the GOP draft platform has been getting a lot of attention, particularly for its extreme anti-abortion language and opposition to gay rights.
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98 percent of Canadians believe in climate change: Do they know something we don't?

98 percent of Canadians believe in climate change: Do they know something we don't? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The survey, conducted by Insightrix Research, Inc. found that 32 percent believe that global warming is man-made while 54 percent think it's a combination of factors.
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Will climate change awaken Antarctic ‘sleeping giant’? | COSMOS magazine

Will climate change awaken Antarctic ‘sleeping giant’? | COSMOS magazine | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A novel technique for dating the ‘exposure age’ of rocks is uncovering how the East Antarctic Ice Sheet responded to past climate change.

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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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Is Geoengineering the Answer to Climate Change?

Is Geoengineering the Answer to Climate Change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study looks directly at the immediate expenses of intentionally cooling our climate, but what are the long-term costs?
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In Copenhagen, A Neighborhood Keeps Pace With Climate Change

In Copenhagen, A Neighborhood Keeps Pace With Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Plans for Copenhagen's Saint Kjeld's neighborhood aim to keep pace with Denmark's changing climate by slowing storm water run off, creating more green spaces.
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The cultural divide over climate change (2)

If ever there was an issue that should transcend politics, it should be science. And especially a science that reveals the horrifying possibility that we may be murdering our children's futures.
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Climate Change as a Moral Issue for the World

Climate Change as a Moral Issue for the World | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate Change as a Moral Issue for the World - study says climate change is an issue that doesn't push our moral judgment buttons.
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Climate Change Killed Egypt's Pyramid Builders : Discovery News

Climate Change Killed Egypt's Pyramid Builders : Discovery News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Pollen and charcoal buried in the Nile Delta 4,200 years ago tell the tale of a drought of Biblical proportions associated with the fall of the pyramid...
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GOP platform slams military's focus on climate change

GOP platform slams military's focus on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The official Republican platform takes aim at Obama administration defense planning documents that emphasize the security risks of climate change, alleging they reveal a White House that has strayed from core defense priorities.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Smallholder Farmers Driving New Trend Against Climate Change

allAfrica.com: Africa: Smallholder Farmers Driving New Trend Against Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Small-scale irrigation schemes can provide the biggest opportunity for boosting food security in Africa, according to Meredith Giordano, the research director at the International Water Management Institute.

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US’ anti-climate change projects may become WMD

US’ anti-climate change projects may become WMD | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
American geophysicist Rob Wood has proposed a way to combat global warming. According to Wood, it is necessary to create saltwater clouds that will reflect more sunlight and ultimately slow down global warming.
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Is cooling the house heating up the planet?

Is cooling the house heating up the planet? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
How much does the energy we use for air conditioning contribute to global warming?
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Why Your Weathercaster Doesn't Mention Climate Change

Why Your Weathercaster Doesn't Mention Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Most weathercasters never mention climate change during their broadcasts, and there's a good reason why.
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Climate research shows rapid pace of historic ‘drastic desertification’ in the Dead Sea region

Climate research shows rapid pace of historic ‘drastic desertification’ in the Dead Sea region | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Lake bed sediments show rapid pace of climate change in arid region By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Past climate change in the Dead Sea region was sudden and dramatic, with Mediterranean-type veget...
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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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