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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Forests to feel climate change effect—damage could cost billions

Forests to feel climate change effect—damage could cost billions | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new pan-European study suggests that the economic value of forests will decline between 14 % and 50 % due to climate change.
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CO2 May Fragment Glaciers, Driving Ice Into the Sea Faster

CO2 May Fragment Glaciers, Driving Ice Into the Sea Faster | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In a new study, scientists shows that CO2 can make ice more fragile & prone to cracking, driving it into the sea faster than projected.
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Greenhouse gas emissions mapped to street level for U.S. cities

Greenhouse gas emissions mapped to street level for U.S. cities | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An ASU study released on October 9, 2012, utilizes extensive public databases and combines these with traffic simulation and building-by-building energy consump...
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Climate Change, Narcissism, Denial, Apocalyptic Anxiety

Climate Change, Narcissism, Denial, Apocalyptic Anxiety | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

On October 5, 2012, on the front page of The Huffington Post, appeared a terrifying image of melting arctic ice, accompanied by the chilling headline, "Arctic Ice Melt and Sea Level Rise May Be 'Decades Ahead Of Schedule.'" Why have the majority of Americans and American politicians been largely oblivious to this extreme threat? I believe there are two principal reasons.

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Climate Science and Science Literacy: The Strange Divergence

Climate Science and Science Literacy: The Strange Divergence | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Further "education" on climate science alone is unlikely to make inroads with people who have already decided that climate change is not real or not human-induced.
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Climate change impacts Antarctic penguins and their entire ecosystem

Climate change impacts Antarctic penguins and their entire ecosystem | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In October, the Northern Hemisphere prepares for winter; in Antarctica, summer has begun.
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Three Quarters of Americans Now Believe Climate Change Is Affecting the Weather

Three Quarters of Americans Now Believe Climate Change Is Affecting the Weather | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
74 percent of surveyed Americans think that global warming is changing the weather...
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Initial Testing of IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Models

Initial Testing of IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Models | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A weekly review and repository of scientific research findings pertaining to carbon dioxide and global change.
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Why Aren't Politicians Listening to This Guy on Climate?

Why Aren't Politicians Listening to This Guy on Climate? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For years, Joe Romm has been arguing that talking about the science of climate change is a winning political strategy. Now, new polling data are backing him up.
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The 'Biggest Scandal' Of Our Time

The 'Biggest Scandal' Of Our Time | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, and aid groups warned that rising food prices could reverse gains in the fight against hunger.

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Climate change to hit Central America's food crops - AlertNet

Climate change to hit Central America's food crops - AlertNet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Expected falls in maize and bean production threaten the incomes of 1 million farmers...
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Oil palm plantations are clearing carbon-rich tropical forests in Borneo, researchers show

Oil palm plantations are clearing carbon-rich tropical forests in Borneo, researchers show | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Demand for palm oil is driving deforestation in Borneo, as trees are cleared to make way for the planting of oil farm plantations, which will send carbon dioxide, a global-warming gas, into the atmosphere, new research shows.
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Scientists Close In On The Cause Of Arctic Methane Leaks

Scientists Close In On The Cause Of Arctic Methane Leaks | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

t’s been called the Methane Bomb — a stash of gas buried under the Arctic seafloor whose heat-trapping power is much greater, molecule for molecule, than the carbon dioxide people usually worry about.

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More tornadoes and rain, milder winters, in Saskatchewan forecast

More tornadoes and rain, milder winters, in Saskatchewan forecast | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Researchers say a changing climate in Saskatchewan will mean more tornadoes and more rain, but also milder winters.

Read it on Global News: More tornadoes and rain, milder winters, in Saskatchewan forecast

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Heat Makes Believers of Us All

Heat Makes Believers of Us All | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The latest survey from Yale and George Mason Universities of American attitudes towards climate change just came out, and it's unusual.
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China is Australia's climate change scapegoat, finds report

China is Australia's climate change scapegoat, finds report | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA has been using China's supposed inaction on climate change as a scapegoat for holding back environmental reforms for too long, a report released today claims.
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Climate scientist loses faith in the IPCC

Climate scientist loses faith in the IPCC | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

AS THE world's elite global warming experts begin poring over the drafts of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report this week, one leading scientist doesn't believe the process should be happening at all.
''I think it will be less successful than the last assessment, and I think it will be blander - I'm disappointed in what I've seen so far,'' said Kevin Trenberth, the head of the climate analysis section at the US National Centre for Atmospheric Research.
Professor Trenberth's misgivings are not based on doubts about the strength of the science underpinning human-induced climate change, but on frustration with the bureaucratic nature of the IPCC.

 

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Obama's Record On Climate Change Under Scrutiny

Obama's Record On Climate Change Under Scrutiny | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
"I think I missed the part where they discussed the Arctic melting," the environmentalist and author Bill McKibben recently quipped.
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Rising food prices are climate change's first tangible bite into UK lives

Rising food prices are climate change's first tangible bite into UK lives | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Damian Carrington: The UK's dreadful harvest from a sodden summer is a warning that the impact of global warming is getting close to home...
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‘Global warming will wipe species off earth’

‘Global warming will wipe species off earth’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change and global warming will result in the death of a number of plant and animal species, affecting the earth’s vast biological diversity.
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Climate change impact on Himalayas 'mixed': report | ABC Radio Australia

Climate change impact on Himalayas 'mixed': report | ABC Radio Australia | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The effect of climate change on the Himalayas has been mixed, a report from the US-based National Academy of Sciences has found.
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Underestimating the dangers of peak oil and climate change

Underestimating the dangers of peak oil and climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The threats of declining oil production and a changing climate are more serious than we think, Cobb writes.
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Full Planet, Empty Plates

Full Planet, Empty Plates | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
On this week’s episode of World Policy on Air, World Policy Journal managing editor Christopher Shay and World Policy Institute senior fellow William Powers talk with environmental activist Lester Brown, founder and president of the Earth Policy...
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PROPOSITION 37 CONTROVERSY UPDATE: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff—New Organic Heroes Step Forward (No Longer AWOL) | Cornucopia Institute

PROPOSITION 37 CONTROVERSY UPDATE: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff—New Organic Heroes Step Forward (No Longer AWOL) | Cornucopia Institute | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
More Organic Brands with Corporate Ties Funding Opposition to GMO Labeling Updated Cornucopia Infographic Also Highlights New Funding for CA...
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Demographic miracle in the deserts: Some plants in arid regions benefit from climate change

Demographic miracle in the deserts: Some plants in arid regions benefit from climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Dryland ecosystems cover 41% of the Earth’s land surface. These ecosystems are highly vulnerable to global environmental change and desertification. But climate change seems to have a positive impact on some plants.
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