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Climate models that predict more droughts win further scientific support

Climate models that predict more droughts win further scientific support | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Improved climate models confirm predictions about further droughts, but the news is dire.
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Extreme heat and droughts -- a recipe for world food woes - CNN.com

Extreme heat and droughts -- a recipe for world food woes - CNN.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Michael Roberts says U.S. consumers will see food prices go up in 2013, but long term all of us have to deal with a warming world.
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First direct proof that climate change increases hurricane intensity

First direct proof that climate change increases hurricane intensity | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An international group of atmospheric scientists published the first documentable evidence that climate change can increase the intensity of tropical hurricanes...
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Diversifying crops to cope with climate change | GantDaily.com

Diversifying crops to cope with climate change | GantDaily.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Kioutaloun, Laos (IRIN) - Lemons and sweet bamboo may not be associated with frontline efforts to adapt to climate change in most parts of the world, but in...
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Climate change may boost frog disease chytridiomycosis

Climate change may boost frog disease chytridiomycosis | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

More changeable temperatures, a consequence of global warming, may be helping to abet the threat that a lethal fungal disease poses to frogs.

 

Scientists found that when temperatures vary unpredictably, frogs succumb faster to chytridiomycosis, which is killing amphibians around the world.

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Climate change: how theatre delivered a dramatic warning about the planet's future

Climate change: how theatre delivered a dramatic warning about the planet's future | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Robin McKie: Ten Billion – a scientist's one-man show on environmental woes – has been an unexpected sell-out hit...
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Growth and climate change: how emerging markets feel the heat

Growth and climate change: how emerging markets feel the heat | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
High temperatures are hurting crops in Russia and the US alike, raising fears over food prices. But food inflation isn’t the only issue that should worry policy makers.
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Will Climate Change Wipe Out Surfing? -

Will Climate Change Wipe Out Surfing? - | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

There is already evidence that storms driven by climate change are causing bigger swells—which makes surfers happy. What makes surfers worry is sea level rise.

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Media Fail To Put Record Heat Report In Climate Context

Media Fail To Put Record Heat Report In Climate Context | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that July was the hottest month on record for the contiguous U.S. and that so far this year is the warmest on record. Scientists say that this record heat is partially driven by manmade climate change, yet Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, CBS Evening News, and USA TODAY did not mention climate change at all in their reports on NOAA's announcement.

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Experts link climate change to animal products consumption

Better believe it, environment experts claim the weather we have today is partly the result of our appetites.
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The 5 Most Dangerous Climate Change Myths

The 5 Most Dangerous Climate Change Myths | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Time is running out. Our actions in the next few years will decide whether we can head off climate change's worst effects -- and that makes it critical not to buy into these five dangerous myths.
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Greenland Iceberg Tsunami! (Dramatic Video)

Greenland Iceberg Tsunami! (Dramatic Video) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Jens Møller was visiting his uncle in Ilulissat, Greenland, when they went in his boat to visit a glacier, which slid into the sea, creating a tsunami.
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Global warming: Diseased trees may be major methane source

Global warming: Diseased trees may be major methane source | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Sampling yields highly elevated methane levels in diseases stands By Summit Voice Along with the potential risk for increased fire danger, there may be another good reason to remove beetle-infested...
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Climate change could make some parasites deadlier

Climate change could make some parasites deadlier | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change could be blamed for boosting the virulence of parasites, according to U.S. researchers studying how unexpected temperatures swings can make frogs more susceptible to a sometimes deadly skin fungus.
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New California site: Climate Change: Just the Facts

New California site: Climate Change: Just the Facts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Climate change poses an immediate and growing threat to California’s economy, environment, and to public health. California’s groundbreaking efforts are helping reduce greenhouse gases emissions, which are warming the planet. The state is also taking action to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including the increased likelihood of both flooding and drought.

CA Renewable Energy Project Installation
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Candidates ignore climate change as US sizzles

Candidates ignore climate change as US sizzles | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Even though July was the hottest month on record in the US, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have barely mentioned climate change on the campaign trail, effectively removing it as an issue of importance for 6 November national elections.

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Climate change may increase parasite infections, say scientists

Climate change may increase parasite infections, say scientists | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
According to research published today in the journal Nature: Climate Change, parasites may flourish with climate change.
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Rate of arctic summer sea ice loss is 50% higher than predicted

Rate of arctic summer sea ice loss is 50% higher than predicted | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New satellite images show polar ice coverage dwindling in extent and thickness Graphic: shrinking ice caps.
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Just 56+ Ingredients in Chick-fil-A's Chicken Sandwich

Just 56+ Ingredients in Chick-fil-A's Chicken Sandwich | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Chick-fil-A's Chicken Sandwich is a heavily processed product made with as many as 71 ingredients. You knew fast food was bad for you, but this bad?
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Diseased trees are source of climate-changing gas

Diseased trees in forests may be a significant source of methane that causes climate change, according to a study by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) published in Geophysical Research Letters.

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Fishing in a sea of climate change

Fishing in a sea of climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Norwegians have a rich history of fishing. So do people from Belize, a small country in the Caribbean.
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North American fresh water fish extinction rate highest ever known

North American fresh water fish extinction rate highest ever known | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Noel M.Burkhead of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported an alarming increase in the extinction rate of North American fresh water fish in the Se...
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Climate change affecting Long Island Sound

Daniel Esty, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said hundreds of millions in state funds for sewer plant upgrades in coming years will help consolidate progress that has been made since the late 1990s in...
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Conservatives and Climate Change: The Devastating Irony

Much of the states bearing the brunt of the global warming-induced droughts are deep red states such as Texas and Oklahoma.
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Birds do better in 'agroforests' than on farms

Birds do better in 'agroforests' than on farms | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Compared with open farmland, wooded "shade" plantations that produce coffee and chocolate promote greater bird diversity, although a new study says forests remain the best habitat for tropical birds.
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