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Oil Companies That Caused Climate Change Now Fear Its Financial Impacts

Oil Companies That Caused Climate Change Now Fear Its Financial Impacts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
by Ryan Koronowski, via The Climate Reality Project We all know oil companies make an amazing amount of money ($33.5 billion in 2012 first quarter profits by the Big Five alone) selling gasoline and other petroleum products to the world.
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Extinction of woolly mammoths has 'lessons for modern climate change'

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Climate change will boost number of US West’s wildfires

Climate change will boost number of US West’s wildfires | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Almost all of North America and most of Europe will see wildfires more often by the year 2100, the scientists claim.
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Climate change could chill international relations in Arctic

Climate change could chill international relations in Arctic | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new cold war is on the horizon in international politics, warns a report coauthored by a University of Saskatchewan researcher.
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The threat posed by climate change in Bangladesh – in pictures

The threat posed by climate change in Bangladesh – in pictures | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Christian Aid highlights the plight of the millions of Bangladeshis forced to live along constantly changing river systems on World Environment Day...
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NASA finds surprising level of plant life growth under Arctic ice

NASA finds surprising level of plant life growth under Arctic ice | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In a discovery which may require the need to re-evaluate future climate change models NASA announced on Thursday that a scientific expedition in the Arctic Ocea...
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Warmest U.S. Spring On Record: NOAA - Planet Ark

Warmest U.S. Spring On Record: NOAA - Planet Ark | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
So far, 2012 has been the warmest year the United States has ever seen, with the warmest spring and the second-warmest May since record-keeping began in 1895, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Thursday.
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MEXICO: Farmers Use Traditional Knowledge to Deal with Climate Change - AlertNet

Small farmers in Mexico, who receive little institutional support, are drawing on their traditional knowledge to deal with and adapt to climate change, experts say."Campesinos (peasants) have a strong tradition of expanding their territory, which makes them quite flexible" in dealing with new conditions, Fernando Briones, a researcher at the public Centre for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), told IPS.

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Climate Change Leads to a Sea Change in Hawaii and the World

Climate Change Leads to a Sea Change in Hawaii and the World | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Not sure if you noticed it, what with all the stories and hype about how we’re in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, but there was a pretty scary Associated...
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Today's climate more sensitive to carbon dioxide than in past 12 million years

Today's climate more sensitive to carbon dioxide than in past 12 million years | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Until now, studies of Earth's climate have documented a strong correlation between global climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide; that is, during warm periods, high concentrations of CO2 persist, while colder times correspond to relatively low...
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Scientists uncover evidence of impending tipping point for Earth

Scientists uncover evidence of impending tipping point for Earth | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley professor Tony Barnosky and 21 scientists from around the world argue in Nature magazine that planet Earth is frighteningly close to a tipping point that would irreversibly send the globe into a state that could spell disaster for humans.
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The Deadly Consequences of Climate Change

The Deadly Consequences of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The U.S. death toll from heat waves made more intense by climate change will rise by 150,000—just in the 40 largest cities—by the end of the century.

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New book debunks myths of green living

New book debunks myths of green living | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
"You can get there faster by sweating the right stuff," says climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel, co-author of Cooler Smarter.
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Doomed panel sends Harper "reality check" on global warming

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper blamed the former Liberal government Wednesday after receiving a ``reality check'' from a federal advisory panel about the economic dangers of delaying national policies to address global warming.
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Towards an Environment of (Gender) Balance

Towards an Environment of (Gender) Balance | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It may surprise you to consider that climate change is not an equal opportunity phenomena. Women are affected to a much greater degree by climate change and the socioeconomic and environmental disasters it brings.
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Research shows humans main cause of global warming

Research shows humans main cause of global warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A US-led research group is claiming to have bolstered the argument that global warming is real, and humans are largely to blame.
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China's climate change rate could be faster than thought, study suggests

China's climate change rate could be faster than thought, study suggests | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Data indicate China's carbon emissions could be 20% higher, prompting fears Earth is warming at a much faster rate...
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Himalayan glaciers dwindle each year - The Times of India

Himalayan glaciers dwindle each year - The Times of India | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global warming is diminishing the Chhota Shigri glacier in the Pir Panjal ranges of Himachal at 0.67 metres a year, report French and Indian researchers.
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Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse - SFU News - Simon Fraser University

Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse - SFU News - Simon Fraser University | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Using scientific theories, toy ecosystem modeling and paleontological evidence as a crystal ball, 18 scientists, including an SFU professor, predict the Earth’s ecosystems are careering towards an imminent, irreversible collapse.
In Approaching a state-shift in Earth’s biosphere, a paper just published in Nature, the authors examine the Earth’s accelerating loss of biodiversity, increasingly extreme climate fluctuations, its ecosystems’ growing connectedness and its radically changing total energy budget. They suggest these are all precursors to reaching a planetary state threshold or tipping point.

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Melting Arctic ice will bring colder winters

Melting Arctic ice will bring colder winters | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As Arctic sea ice melts through global warming, Americans can expect - paradoxically - to see more severe winter weather.
"Everyone thinks of Arctic climate change as this remote phenomenon that ...
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Climate change to bring more severe wildfires to B.C.: report

Climate change to bring more severe wildfires to B.C.: report | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The number of major forest fires in B.C. will likely increase by 50 per cent or more in the next 40 years according to a recent report on climate change.

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Study cracks the secret of improving the climate change message > Trends > Research | Click Green

Effectively communicating climate change risks to the general public could all hinge on bringing the issue closer to home, research by a team from Nottingham and Cardiff Universities has found.
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Warming climate sees tundra turn to forest

Warming climate sees tundra turn to forest | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In just a few decades shrubs in the Arctic tundra have turned into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate, creating patches of forest which, if replicated across the tundra, would significantly accelerate global warming.
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Report: Humans near tipping point that could dramatically change Earth

Report: Humans near tipping point that could dramatically change Earth | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Human activity is affecting Earth in many ways, but a new study suggests that continued population growth and its impact on climate and ecology could trigger a more profound chain reaction of effects within little more than a decade.
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Fighting Climate Change, One Gorgeous Building at a Time

Fighting Climate Change, One Gorgeous Building at a Time | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Today Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced plans to tackle one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases in Chicago (or any city), and a key part of the City’s economy at the same time– the energy we use in commercial...
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