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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Let`s add climate knowledge to agroforestry plans

Let`s add climate knowledge to agroforestry plans | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
BOGOR -- We need to know more about how smallholder agroforestry can help farmers adapt to climate change, write James Roshetko and Rodel Lasco.Much is known ...
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US Election: What happened to climate change?

US Election: What happened to climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change has been absent from the US presidential election campaign, John Cook from the University of Queensland writes.
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Climatic Changes Affecting World GDP

Climatic Changes Affecting World GDP | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Temperature rises are concerning one and all. While previously, these were being attributed to disastrous events like heavy rainfall, droughts, heat waves or even retreat of glaciers. It is now being said by the Climate Vulnerability Monitor that these are having a worse impact on gross domestic product of the world.

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Deputy UN chief highlights link between climate change and peace and security

Deputy UN chief highlights link between climate change and peace and security | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today emphasized the impact that climate change has on food security, peace and stability, and called on countries to cooperate to address this phenomenon.
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Why it's okay to mix up climate mitigation, adaptation

In the face of continuing non-action on climate change policy at the national and international levels, we’ve seen a growing fatigue develop around the topic of corporate climate change mitigation. But regardless of the lack of government action, companies can’t be seen to be ignoring climate change

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World's Only Climate Treaty That Knows What the F**k It's Doing Turns 25

World's Only Climate Treaty That Knows What the F**k It's Doing Turns 25 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
While Kyoto has become infamous for its modest record of squabbling at the edges of climate change, the Montreal Protocol has quietly solved five to ten times more of the climate problem than little brother.
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Youth Profile #13: Giving youth a platform at the European Parliament | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change

Youth Profile #13: Giving youth a platform at the European Parliament | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Jessica Douthwaite, Education Officer at Make the Link Climate exChange talks about the group's latest project aimed at giving young people a chance to get involved in the decision making process in the EU.
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OpEdNews Quicklink: Is Climate Change Hell Now Inevitable?

OpEdNews Quicklink: Is Climate Change Hell Now Inevitable? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The bottom line is, it would take an effort unlike any humanity has ever attempted for us to avoid catastrophic global warming and devastating ocean acidification.
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A Guide For Journalists Covering Climate Change In A Post-Truth World

A Guide For Journalists Covering Climate Change In A Post-Truth World | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Ideally, journalists would never need to mention untruths. Why report on myths about science when you may be inadvertently causing your audience to remember and believe them?

 

But we live in an era of what Grist's David Roberts has called "post-truth politics." It would be strange to report on the politics of climate change without acknowledging that many elected Republicans continue to deny it. The trick is to not leave your audience similarly confused.

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Politicians and their professors diverge on climate change

So where do politicians views on climate change come from? A new report out today by the Massachusetts-based Better Future Project found it often isn't from the university they studied at. The study evaluated the climate stance of 16...
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Thousands of homes at risk from climate change: report

Thousands of homes at risk from climate change: report | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Brisbane Airport and more than 4000 homes on the Gold Coast are at risk of being damaged or destroyed by climate change, according to a new report from the Climate Commission.
The Critical Decade: Queensland Climate Impacts and Opportunities was released yesterday by the commission which is headed up by former Australian of the Year Tim Flannery.

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EU and China sign climate change agreement

EU and China sign climate change agreement | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Carbon Positive-In the fight against climate change, shipping has a significant role to play, despite being the world's most energy efficient mode of transport.
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"Utter Nonsense": 10 Scientists Who Have Criticized Fox's Climate Coverage

"Utter Nonsense": 10 Scientists Who Have Criticized Fox's Climate Coverage | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

An analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists found that 93 percent of Fox News' recent climate change coverage was misleading. Over the last two years, several leading scientists have told Media Matters the same thing, calling Fox's climate change stories "completely wrong," "patently false," and "utter nonsense." Here are ten scientists who have criticized Fox for distorting science to downplay the threat of climate change:

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Half Of Great Barrier Reef Lost In Past 3 Decades

Half Of Great Barrier Reef Lost In Past 3 Decades | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is a glittering gem — the world's largest coral reef ecosystem — chock-full of diverse marine life. But new research shows it is also in steep decline, with half of the reef vanishing in the past 27 years.

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What about your 'carbon pawprint?'

What about your 'carbon pawprint?' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
People around the world are worrying about their carbon footprint, but what about their furry friends' carbon pawprints?, Guy Pearse from the University of Queensland asks.
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Daily Maverick - Think climate change isn't your problem? It will be when you can't eat

Daily Maverick - Think climate change isn't your problem? It will be when you can't eat | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is ravaging the world’s nutritional supplies, and in the very near future we’ll be looking at astronomical prices for staple foods. Which will lead to starvation, conflict, and hugely increased competition for resources.
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100 Million to Die by 2030 If World Fails to Act on Climate: Scientific American

More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.
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Salt marsh carbon may play role in slowing climate warming

Salt marsh carbon may play role in slowing climate warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A warming climate and rising seas will enable salt marshes to more rapidly capture and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, possibly playing a role in...
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Species loss, climate change linked

Species loss, climate change linked | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Species loss and reduced biodiversity make nature more sensitive to climate change, Swedish researchers say.
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PBS admits error in giving denier air time (3)

PBS admits error in giving denier air time (3) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
And there we have the false frame that has kept us hopelessly frozen for twenty years.
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Extreme weather and changing climate a growing risk to re/insurers

Extreme weather and changing climate a growing risk to re/insurers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A stormy future lies ahead for U.S.property and casualty re/insurers according to a new report from Ceres, a nonprofit group advocating for sustainability...
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An Alaskan Town Threatened By Climate Change Loses In Court - Forbes

An Alaskan Town Threatened By Climate Change Loses In Court - Forbes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s seminal opinion on climate change last year, a federal appellate court in California has rejected a case against Exxon Aerial view of Kivalina, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Mobil, Chevron, and a handful of other...
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Shocking Number Of Deaths May Occur Due To Climate Change

Shocking Number Of Deaths May Occur Due To Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
* Six million deaths a year by 2030 due to climate, carbon * Cost to global economy seen at 3.2 percent of GDP by 2030 * Study conducted for governments of 20 developing countries By Nina Chestney ...
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As the US Warms, Power Plants Face New Water Limits

As the US Warms, Power Plants Face New Water Limits | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By drying up rivers and increasing water temperatures, global warming may limit power plants' access to cooling water supplies, a recent study found.
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Expert: New Report Shows Climate Change Actually a 'Regressive Tax' On World's Poor

Expert: New Report Shows Climate Change Actually a 'Regressive Tax' On World's Poor | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Asia Society Associate Fellow Junjie Zhang says a new climate vulnerability report supports the notion that climate change will hit the poorest communities the hardest.
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