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Is it possible to debate climate change with true believers?

Is it possible to debate climate change with true believers? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Summary: The comments in reply to the posts on the FM website often provide valuable information.  Sometimes new information and insights.  Sometimes revealing the tactics and thinking of faction...
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Yellow-cedar decline linked to cold snaps, lack of snow

Yellow-cedar decline linked to cold snaps, lack of snow | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
They began dying in the early 20th century, leaving scientists with a perplexing and enduring mystery about what exactly has been killing vast swaths of yellow-cedar forests along the Pacific Coast of southeast Alaska and northwest British Columbia.
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`Climate change: Those creating problems least willing to take action`

`Climate change: Those creating problems least willing to take action` | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Talking to OneWorld South Asia, Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, underlines the critical role of nuclear energy for development and how DSDS forum provides an essential platform for youth to exchange their views.
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Three States Tell Insurers to Disclose Responses to Climate Change

Three States Tell Insurers to Disclose Responses to Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Commissioners in California, New York and Washington State will use a mandatory survey to track intended responses to severe events like wildfires.
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Climate change brings extra half foot of rain to Vancouver

Climate change brings extra half foot of rain to Vancouver | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Last week I showed how global warming was changing Vancouver’s January weather. Today, I show the major climate trends across all our months.
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Wall Street Journal's climate change stance is suspect

Wall Street Journal's climate change stance is suspect | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The WSJ published a position long associated with climate change deniers but refused to publish facts presented by a college of climate scientists.
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Pace of warming quicker than thought, experts say

Waterfront property owners in B.C. probably need to bolster defences against rising ocean levels over the next century and forestry companies should be looking nervously at the absence of bug-killing cold winters.
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REDD: Saving the Amazon rainforest

REDD: Saving the Amazon rainforest | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A global carbon market aims to curb emissions by protecting the forests. Will it work?
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Another Day, Another Distortive Attack On Climate Change - Forbes

Another Day, Another Distortive Attack On Climate Change - Forbes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I've been accused on this blog of being mean to climate deniers – of calling them "deniers" when they fancy themselves "skeptics".  Well, what else do we call people who ignore and even distort evidence that doesn't support their prejudice?
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Oil Companies are Actually Planning for Climate Change

Oil Companies are Actually Planning for Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Oil companies are developing climate change adaptation strategies, although not so long ago they funded climate change denial campaigns.
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Warming in the Tasman Sea, near Australia, a global warming hot spot

Warming in the Tasman Sea, near Australia, a global warming hot spot | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond their known boundaries.
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Climate change a 'fundamental' health risk

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A leading Australian disease expert says prompt action on climate change is paramount to our survival on earth.

 

Epidemiologist Tony McMichael has conducted an historical study that suggests natural climate change over thousands of years has destabilised civilisations via food shortages, disease and unrest.

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Tropical vegetation stores more carbon than thought

Tropical vegetation stores more carbon than thought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The first ever "wall-to-wall" map of carbon storage of tropical vegetation in Africa, Asia and South America has shown that it stores 21 percent more carbon than estimated.
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Saskatchewan's shrinking forests

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Storm over climate change among weather forecasters

Storm over climate change among weather forecasters | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
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Climate scientists not cowed by relentless climate change deniers

Climate scientists not cowed by relentless climate change deniers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Now climate scientists—in atmospheric physics and chemistry, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, and oceanography, among other disciplines—have begun to fight back. “I think the community is finding a voice,” says Ben Santer of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, whose work has largely focused on identifying the human influence on global climate, and who once answered a late-night knock to find a dead rat on his doorstep.

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Arctic climate change ‘to spark domino effect’ | Eco-Business.com

Arctic climate change ‘to spark domino effect’ | Eco-Business.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WA-based scientists have warned of dire consequences to the human race after detecting the first signs of dangerous climate change in the Arctic.
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Yellow-cedar are dying in Alaska: Scientists now know why

Yellow-cedar are dying in Alaska: Scientists now know why | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Yellow-cedar, a culturally and economically valuable tree in southeastern Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia, has been dying off across large expanses of these areas for the past 100 years.
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Norway's musk oxen provide warning of climate change consequences | PRI.ORG

Norway's musk oxen provide warning of climate change consequences | PRI.ORG | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Norway's musk oxen are doing well today, but just a few years ago, when temperatures reached record highs, they died in unprecedented numbers.
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Future Regeneration of Australia’s Reef Through In-Vitro Preservation To Help Avert Effects of Climate Change

Future Regeneration of Australia’s Reef Through In-Vitro Preservation To Help Avert Effects of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists are moving for the preservation of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, by putting 70 billion sperm and 22 billion coral embryos in a liquid nitrogen chamber of -196°C for the preservation and future regeneration of the reef.
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On Climate Change, Weathercasters May Be Misguiding Their Viewers

On Climate Change, Weathercasters May Be Misguiding Their Viewers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If you are like most Americans, the weather forecast on tonight's evening news may be your only exposure to science all day. And there's a good chance that your trusted local weathercaster is your only regular source of information on climate change.
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CUBA: Adapting to Climate Change Proves a Complex Challenge

CUBA: Adapting to Climate Change Proves a Complex Challenge | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

No one who lives in this fishing village on the south coast, 70 km from the Cuban capital, can forget the devastation wrought by hurricanes in 2008.

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Earth's energy budget remained out of balance despite unusually low solar activity, study finds

Earth's energy budget remained out of balance despite unusually low solar activity, study finds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new NASA study underscores the fact that greenhouse gases generated by human activity -- not changes in solar activity -- are the primary force driving global warming.
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Grasslands soils offer some insurance against climate change

Grasslands soils offer some insurance against climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The earth beneath our feet plays an important role in carbon storage – a key factor in climate change – and new research shows that in times of drought some types of soil perform better than others.
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Climate change drying out forests in western Canada | CTV News

Climate change drying out forests in western Canada | CTV News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Research shows northern forests in the three prairie provinces are drying up and shrinking from drought caused by climate change, while the eastern boreal forest is holding its own.
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