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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Giant wildfires across West seven times as common today as in 1970s

Giant wildfires across West seven times as common today as in 1970s | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Seven times as many giant wildfires rage across the Western states today as in the 1970s, according to a study released Tuesday.
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PBS NewsHour Propagates Confusion On Climate Change

PBS NewsHour Propagates Confusion On Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Last night, PBS NewsHour turned to meteorologist and climate change contrarian Anthony Watts to "counterbalance" the mainstream scientific opinions presented by the program. This false balance is a disservice to PBS' viewers, made worse by the program's failure to explain Watts' connection to the Heartland Institute, an organization that receives funding from some corporations with a financial interest in confusing the public on climate science.

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Seals Threatened By Shrinking Sea Ice - Science News

Seals Threatened By Shrinking Sea Ice - Science News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that the ringed seal is being threatened by shrinking sea ice in the Arctic.
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Spirituality holds the key to climate change, says UNEP-ROA Director

Spirituality holds the key to climate change, says UNEP-ROA Director | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The African Regional Director of the United Nation’s Environment Programme’s Office for Africa Mr Mounkaila Goumandakoye confessed in Nairobi Tuesday that the global community has not succeeded in reversing some of the trends of the environmental degradation because the world has failed to look at the issues through the lenses of spirituality, morality and faith.

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#429 Food lovers celebrating in Williams Lake | This gives me hope

#429 Food lovers celebrating in Williams Lake | This gives me hope | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When I moved to Williams Lake, British Columbia, in 1994, the food scene was familiar, kind of like what I had known growing up in Twin Falls, Idaho. A...
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The 2012 CDP Global 500 Report: A Glass Half Full of Arctic Melt Water

The 2012 CDP Global 500 Report: A Glass Half Full of Arctic Melt Water | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The latest CDP report shows some progress, but it’s still not good enough.
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Scientists shocked after Harper government assigns IT staff to monitor ozone data

Scientists shocked after Harper government assigns IT staff to monitor ozone data | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Atmospheric scientists from around the world are asking Environment Canada to back down from a plan that they believe would compromise ozone and radiation monitoring by putting it into the hands of an Information Technology computer expert.
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Blinded By The Right: House GOP Deletes Climate Change ‘Concern’ From Anti-EPA Bill

Blinded By The Right: House GOP Deletes Climate Change ‘Concern’ From Anti-EPA Bill | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It’s bad enough the House GOP keep passing legislation aimed at blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from enacting any climate change regulations.
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Romney energy plan: pro-drilling, anti-regulation, and mum on climate change

Romney energy plan: pro-drilling, anti-regulation, and mum on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Romney energy plan wants to open federal lands to drill onshore and US waters to drill offshore, but gives short shrift to renewable energy and ignores fuel efficiency, carbon-dioxide emissions, and climate change.
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How Your Food Choices Affect the Climate

How Your Food Choices Affect the Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
There’s no getting around it: The foods we eat have a huge environmental impact, and they contribute to global warming.
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Are Hurricanes Linked to Climate Change?

Are Hurricanes Linked to Climate Change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

As the climate warms, hurricanes will intensify and damage from the storms will increase, according to a recent study in the journal Nature. We spoke with Emanuel at the Aspen Environment Forum.

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As Space Tourism Grows, Climate Impacts Will Rival All Airplanes -

As Space Tourism Grows, Climate Impacts Will Rival All Airplanes - | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Space tourism, which will take off next year with Virgin Galactic, may affect the climate as much as Earth's entire subsonic airplane fleet.
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UN climate talks should stick with 2 degree goal – EU negotiator

UN climate talks should stick with 2 degree goal – EU negotiator | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
United Nations' climate talks should continue pushing for more ambitious action to ensure global warming is kept under 2 degrees, an EU climate negotiator said on Tuesday, a month after the United States was accused of backtracking on the goal.
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Economic impact of climate change understated in US

Economic impact of climate change understated in US | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Study shows that impact of climate change miscalculated due to faulty models


A new study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences shows that the U.S.

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'Emerging Markets' Care More About Food Than Even Millennials Do - Forbes

'Emerging Markets' Care More About Food Than Even Millennials Do - Forbes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Last week, I reported on how "Millennials" (those born between 1982 and 2001) may change the food system as we know it. But there is more to the story. While those now coming of age in the U.S.
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Study: U.S. wildly underestimates costs of carbon pollution, climate change

The U.S.federal government is significantly underestimating the costs of carbon pollution because it is using a faulty analytical model, according to a new...
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What Drove Early Man Across Globe? Climate Change : NPR

What Drove Early Man Across Globe? Climate Change : NPR | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest human migrations coincided with major changes in climate, according to a new analysis. Researchers say early humans set out in search of climates where more food was available.
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Fending Off a Food Craving

Fending Off a Food Craving | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New research challenges the body knows what it needs theory. What the siren call of that cupcake really means—and how to ignore it.
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Chance of saving most coral reefs is dwindling -study

* 70 pct of corals will suffer degradation by 2030* To protect half of reefs, temperature rise must be under1.5CBy Nina ChestneyLONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The chance to save the world'scoral reefs...
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NGOs And Facebook: How To Become More Effective Climate Messengers

NGOs And Facebook: How To Become More Effective Climate Messengers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
by Philip Newell, via Climate Access While social media has been successful in some respects to raising awareness and participation in any number of issues, there are many groups across the spectrum struggling for attention.
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Glacial Melt in the Himalayas: Real, but Not So Fast

Glacial Melt in the Himalayas: Real, but Not So Fast | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Himalayan glaciers are called the “third pole” because they contain the largest ice fields outside the polar regions—how will their retreat affect people living downstream?
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Vanishing Arctic ice is the planet's white flag of surrender

Vanishing Arctic ice is the planet's white flag of surrender | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Damian Carrington: The planet's last great global ice melt left a benign and balmy climate in which civilisation was cradled: the new great melting heralds a grave threat to civilisation...
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House Republicans scrub climate change concerns from EPA bill

The latest House bill to thwart climate change regulations has dropped language that acknowledged scientific concerns about global warming and evidence of rising temperatures and sea levels.
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Climate change: Research questions 'worse drought' warnings

Climate change: Research questions 'worse drought' warnings | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Some computer models for global warming may be over-estimating the risk of drought, according to a study published on Wednesday by the journal Nature.

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Can Eating Your Veggies Save You From Cancer?

Can Eating Your Veggies Save You From Cancer? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that chemicals found in fruit and vegetables can help halt cancer from metastasizing.
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