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A Conservative's Approach to Combating Climate Change

A Conservative's Approach to Combating Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It's possible to address global warming without handing the government more control over the economy.
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Obama Still Can't Say "Climate Change"

Obama Still Can't Say "Climate Change" | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is a total downer. The topic is so dire and depressing in fact, that very few media outlets even want to mention the phrase: climate change or global warming.
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Working to cope with climate change

Working to cope with climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Last week the Louisiana legislature passed the Louisiana Master Plan for Coastal Protection.
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Adaptation to climate change will no longer be enough says NGO report | RTCC

Adaptation to climate change will no longer be enough says NGO report | RTCC | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Coalition of NGOs call for more action to tackle the irreversible impacts of climate change as adaptation and mitigation methods falls short.
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Supercomputer will help researchers map climate change down to the local level

Supercomputer will help researchers map climate change down to the local level | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A supercomputer called Yellowstone will help researchers map climate change down to the local level.
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Global warming skeptics don't lack science education but have different 'culture'

Global warming skeptics don't lack science education but have different 'culture' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study from Yale University found that climate change deniers don’t hold those views due to a lack of scientific understanding, but rather due to “opposing sets of cultural values.”...
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Earth took 10mn years to recover from mass extinction: Study

Earth took 10mn years to recover from mass extinction: Study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It took about 10 million years for the Earth to recover from the greatest mass extinction.
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Climate change increasing weather extremes in Finland

Climate change increasing weather extremes in Finland | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Stronger winds, lighter frosts and more storm damage to forests are among the impacts that the Finnish Meteorological Institute expects to see in this country as a result of global warming.
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Wildfires sweep across south-west US amid historic drought conditions

Wildfires sweep across south-west US amid historic drought conditions | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Lightning strikes and already-dry conditions are keeping firefighters busy fighting more than a dozen blazes...
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Global Temperatures Rising on a Devastating Trajectory

Climate-heating carbon emissions set a record high in 2011, in a 3.2 percent increase over the previous year, the International Energy Agency reported this week.

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Once-Rare Butterfly Species Now Thrives, Thanks to Climate Change

Once-Rare Butterfly Species Now Thrives, Thanks to Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The once rare brown argus butterfly is on the move, expanding its range and numbers in the U.K.—and it's all thanks to climate change.

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May 2012: Climate Change and Captain Underpants

May 2012: Climate Change and Captain Underpants | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Third grade ends this week. While I will be grateful for a three-month respite from making my daughter late to school most every day, there are many things about the school year I will surely miss.
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150,000 more US heat deaths projected by 2100

150,000 more US heat deaths projected by 2100 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Killer heat fueled by climate change could cause an additional 150,000 deaths this century in the biggest U.S. cities if no steps are taken to curb carbon emissions and improve emergency services, according to a new report.
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Elders in Peruvian Andes Help Interpret Climate Changes - AlertNet

A unique response to the challenge of global warming is happening in rural areas of Peru, where a network of indigenous elders is working out how to adjust weather forecasts in the light of climate change, while taking measures to safeguard their crops."Before, things happened at the right time. Now, strange things are going on with the climate." This is the kind of comment that is heard frequently in dozens of rural communities throughout the departments (provinces) of Puno, Cuzco and Apurímac in the country's southern Andean highlands.

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New perspectives: Green roofs and climate change

New perspectives: Green roofs and climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
“What is a green roof?” you might ask. Well, green roofs are green in the literal sense, thanks to the presence of live plants. They are also green in contemporary social contexts, in that they save money while being ecologically-friendly.
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Huge Ancient Civilization's Collapse Explained

Huge Ancient Civilization's Collapse Explained | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ancient climate change appears to have contributed to the mysterious fall of the largest of the world's earliest urban civilizations nearly 4,000 years ago.
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Climate models ignored by media (except for their critics) | Ars Technica

Climate models ignored by media (except for their critics) | Ars Technica | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
But greater science literacy may not make a difference.
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Britain's climate change policy is going up in smoke

Britain's climate change policy is going up in smoke | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Coal and gas emissions targets have been abandoned, by sleight of hand, to the inferno of the energy bill...
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Exclusive Interview: Why Tar Sands Oil Is More Polluting and Why It Matters | InsideClimate News

Exclusive Interview: Why Tar Sands Oil Is More Polluting and Why It Matters | InsideClimate News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Adam Brandt, global expert on the carbon footprint of fuels, explains why oil sands' 20% greater greenhouse gas emissions are significant.

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VA SHORE: Area's sea-level rise has fastest rate on the East Coast

VA SHORE: Area's sea-level rise has fastest rate on the East Coast | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
ONLEY — An inaugural interactive workshop discussing historic and future sea level trends and their implications for Virginia’s Eastern Shore is planned for June.
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Climate Armageddon: How the World's Weather Could Quickly Run Amok [Excerpt]

Climate Armageddon: How the World's Weather Could Quickly Run Amok [Excerpt] | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate scientists think a perfect storm of climate "flips" could cause massive upheavals in a matter of years...
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Waking the giant: Global Warming in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica and sea level rise : Indybay

Waking the giant: Global Warming in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica and sea level rise : Indybay | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Warm ocean currents are projected to melt the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea area of Antarctica opening instabilities in the West Antarctic Ice sheet (WAIS) which will impact global sea level rise.
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How to talk to an ostrich

How to talk to an ostrich | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Know any folks who stick their heads in the sand about climate change or clean energy? How about your skeptical brother-in-law, or know-it-all aunt? Here’s how you could answer if they try to speak ostrich to you!

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El Niño not good for dwindling leatherback sea turtles

El Niño not good for dwindling leatherback sea turtles | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Study suggests global warming will add to pressure on wide-ranging reptiles By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Along with weather woes like droughts or excessive moisture, El Niño has been linked w...
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