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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Say It Loud: Climate Change Can't Wait!

Say It Loud: Climate Change Can't Wait! | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Although it was widely discussed in the media all summer, our presidential candidates have only just begun to mention climate change.
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Human greenhouse gas emissions traced to Roman times

Human greenhouse gas emissions traced to Roman times | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

By burning wood, humans have been significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions as far back as the Roman Empire, researchers say.

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Time for GOP to stop denying climate change

Time for GOP to stop denying climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Strong evidence shows that climate change is real, and the public wants us to act. Yet Republican members of Congress still refuse to take meaningful steps to deal with this growing threat.
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Climate change emerges as sleeper issue in Senate races

Climate change emerges as sleeper issue in Senate races | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change has become a sleeper issue in a number of Senate races as Democrats attempt to paint their opponents as extreme based on their views on the issue.
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Warming Lakes: Barometers of Climate Change?

Warming Lakes: Barometers of Climate Change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
  News reports about warming lake temperatures began to trickle into my world lakes news feed as the summer heated up this year.
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Global Warming Effects and Causes: A Top 10 List

Global Warming Effects and Causes: A Top 10 List | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
One of the biggest issues facing us right now is global warming. Its effects on animals and on agriculture are indeed frightening, and the effects on the human population are even scarier.

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'Farm, Cook, Eat' teaches healthy eating habits

'Farm, Cook, Eat' teaches healthy eating habits | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The eight-week after-school program started with FCE coordinator Oren Richkin encouraging students to describe the taste, texture and smell of a variety of food.

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Nature's take on climate change

Whoever is elected, let us hope and pray that we rely on science for answers to daunting dilemmas like global climate change.
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Climate change may force evacuation of vulnerable island states within a decade

Climate change may force evacuation of vulnerable island states within a decade | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Leading climate scientist warns that vulnerable island nations may need to be evacuated within a decade as evidence shows polar ice is shrinking at greater speeds than models predicted...
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Behind the scenes of Canada’s climate change diplomacy

Behind the scenes of Canada’s climate change diplomacy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

As the world gears up for another United Nations climate conference, it’s unclear whether Canada will be appointing a new climate change ambassador.

 

The last one, Guy Saint-Jacques, was appointed as Canada’s next ambassador to China in September, but the Harper government won’t say whether they will be replacing him, or letting someone from Environment Canada or another department take over his job.

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Global warming will relentlessly drive sea rise: Study

Greenhouse gas emissions, relentlessly driving global climate change, will continue to push up sea levels for thousands of years, says a study.
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Climate Change Could Delay Fall Foliage Colors [Video]

Climate Change Could Delay Fall Foliage Colors [Video] | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

It’s that time again: time to take a hike and enjoy the splendid fall foliage. Or, if you live in a tourist town like I do, time to see “leaf peepers” driving their cars aimlessly throughout the countryside searching for a stand of incredibly red maples or golden oaks. If climate change continues on its present course, however, you might want to mark future calendars a bit later than usual for the best day to take that walk or ride.

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Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More

Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.
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Warmer climate threatens Nebraska

Things are about to start heating up.

 

So say a panel of five environmental scholars and professionals, who presented “Climate Change and Nebraska: What Does Our Future Hold?” Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to warn of the dangers of a potential 4-10 degree temperature increase in the state.

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Most farmers see climate change but can't see humans causing it

Most farmers see climate change but can't see humans causing it | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When farmers in McCracken County, Ky., need help identifying a crop-eating pest or fencing in a herd of miniature horses, they call Doug Wilson.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: Watch out for the roads

CLIMATE CHANGE: Watch out for the roads | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Disaster reduction experts have been calling on countries to “climate-proof” infrastructure like roads, but until now, there have been no studies showing the scale or importance of these interventions.
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What disappearing Arctic ice, the Mayan prophecy, and balloons could be telling us

What disappearing Arctic ice, the Mayan prophecy, and balloons could be telling us | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Look around at what’s wrong on our planet today. Is this the best we can do?
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Parents Ask Presidential Candidates: Please Talk About Climate Change!

Parents Ask Presidential Candidates: Please Talk About Climate Change! | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate Parents and Moms Clean Air Force co-sponsored a rally and billboard in Denver; goal was to send message that parents want to know what the Presidential Candidate’s plans are to tackle the climate crisis.
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"Warming of the climate system is unequivocal"; human activity is the dominant cause

"Warming of the climate system is unequivocal"; human activity is the dominant cause | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

August 20, 2012: .2012 AMS Information Statement on Climate Change - American Meteorological Society... via #NASA @EarthVitalSigns

This statement provides a brief overview of how and why global climate has changed over the past century and will continue to change in the future. It is based on the peer-reviewed scientific literature and is consistent with the vast weight of current scientific understanding as expressed in assessments and reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Although the statement has been drafted in the context of concerns in the United States, the underlying issues are inherently global in nature.... http://www.ametsoc.org/policy/2012climatechange.html

 

 


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Four Charts To Challenge Your Optimism About The Drop In U.S. Carbon Emissions

Four Charts To Challenge Your Optimism About The Drop In U.S. Carbon Emissions | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In 2009, Energy Secretary Steven Chu best summed up the looming impacts of climate change: “I don’t think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen.” Of course, Chu was talking about the problem.
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Climate change absent from first debate

Climate change absent from first debate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global warming was frozen out of the first debate between President Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney.
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Storms, Starfish and Warmer Waters Wiped out Half of Great Barrier Reef Coral

Storms, Starfish and Warmer Waters Wiped out Half of Great Barrier Reef Coral | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study finds that in the last 27 years, half of Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral has died.
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Climate Change Could Change Southwestern Landscape

Climate Change Could Change Southwestern Landscape | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study looks at drought from the forests’ perspective. If the southwest is warmer and drier as climate models suggest, widespread tree death is likely.
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Malawi: Livestock farming helps fight climate change

Malawi: Livestock farming helps fight climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The largely unpredictable weather patterns prevailing in the country have hit hard on small holder farmers driving many out of the once lucrative farming business.
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Feeling The Economic Impact Of Climate Change

Feeling The Economic Impact Of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Commentator Adam Frank argues that the bottom line on climate change is going to be our own economic bottom line. He says the economy will be the first place we are forced to really wake up to the true impact of climate change on our way of life.
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