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Permafrost thaw will speed up global warming, study says

Permafrost thaw will speed up global warming, study says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Permafrost soils in Canada's Arctic are melting at a rate that will significantly speed up global warming, according to new research from the University of Victoria.
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ad snow year may just be the start of the ski industry's climate headaches

ad snow year may just be the start of the ski industry's climate headaches | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
ASPEN, Colo. -- The ski industry is one business that is facing the prospect of tough sledding in the years just ahead.
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Changing climate forcing a corporate rethink - AlertNet

Changing climate forcing a corporate rethink - AlertNet | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A growing share of businesses, confronted with climate impacts and pressure to adopt new environmental accounting, are taking action to reduce their environmental impact...
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Climate change threatens blanket bogs

Climate change threatens blanket bogs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change could shrink the regions suitable for blanket bogs, a rare and ecologically valuable habitat, according to a recent study.
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Why Climate Change Is A Public Health Issue

Why Climate Change Is A Public Health Issue | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Some public health officials argue that the image associated with global warming shouldn’t be a polar bear surrounded by melting ice caps, but rather a child suffering from heat exhaustion.
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Climate Change Stress Killing Forests

Climate Change Stress Killing Forests | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Forests cover some 30 percent of Earth’s surface, and it’s hard to overestimate how crucial they are to the functioning of the planet.
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Mountain forest study shows vulnerability to climate change

Mountain forest study shows vulnerability to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study that ties forest 'greenness' in the western United States to fluctuating year-to-year snowpack indicates mid-elevation mountain ecosystems are most sensitive to rising temperatures and changes in...
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Odd changes in ocean salt spur NASA expedition

Odd changes in ocean salt spur NASA expedition | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists are surprised and unsure why salty parts of ocean are getting saltier and fresh water parts are fresher...
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Climate Change Challenges Power Plant Operations

Climate Change Challenges Power Plant Operations | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Drought and rising temperatures are forcing water managers across the country to scramble for ways to produce the same amount of power from the hydroelectric grid with less water, including from behemoths such as the Hoover Dam.

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How sea otters can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere: Appetite for sea urchins allows kelp to thrive

How sea otters can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere: Appetite for sea urchins allows kelp to thrive | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study suggest that a thriving sea otter population that keeps sea urchins in check will in turn allow kelp forests to prosper and help reverse a principal cause of global warming.
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We can’t afford not to save the melting Arctic

We can’t afford not to save the melting Arctic | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
To see the ice disappear this quickly is unprecedented. The 2012 melt has comprehensively broken all previous records. We are now heading into uncharted territory because the Arctic helps to cool the climate and regulate our weather patterns.
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What If TV Weathercasters Told the Truth About Climate Change?

What If TV Weathercasters Told the Truth About Climate Change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I'd expected to hear more about these extreme weather events in the news, and in my ideal world, they'd even include a little context about why they were happening. But nearly all the news and weather reports I watched said the same thing.
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Obama: Climate Change Not A Hoax, Extreme Weather Not A Joke

Obama: Climate Change Not A Hoax, Extreme Weather Not A Joke | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In this Campaign Climate Wrap, we look at the role climate change has—and hasn't—played in this week's presidential electioneering.
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Arctic Has Lost Enough Ice to Cover Canada and Alaska

Arctic Has Lost Enough Ice to Cover Canada and Alaska | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
According to one calculation, the amount of ice that has disappeared from the Arctic is equal to the areas of Alaska and Canada, combined.
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An Interview With Bill McKibben: ‘We Need To Go Straight At The Fossil Fuel Industry’

An Interview With Bill McKibben: ‘We Need To Go Straight At The Fossil Fuel Industry’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Below is an excerpt of an interview at Oilprice.com between James Stafford and climate activist Bill McKibben. Oilprice.com: You have said that climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced.
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How Oregon's Prized Pinot Noir Grapes Will Take The Heat Of Climate Change : NPR

How Oregon's Prized Pinot Noir Grapes Will Take The Heat Of Climate Change : NPR | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Warming temperatures are forcing Oregon winemakers to rethink Pinot Noir, a picky but popular grape. But there is another problem with climate change — what if it gets colder instead of warmer?
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Heat: A Bridge to Climate Consensus?

Extreme heat provides an opportunity that allows climate believers, agnostics, and deniers to work together to address a common threat to our society.
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We Are Now One Year Away From Global Food Riots, Complex Systems Theorists Say | Motherboard

We Are Now One Year Away From Global Food Riots, Complex Systems Theorists Say | Motherboard | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

What’s the number one reason we riot? The plausible, justifiable motivations of trampled-upon humanfolk to fight back are many—poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, etc—but the big one is more primal than any of the above. It’s hunger, plain and simple. If there’s a single factor that reliably sparks social unrest, it’s food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense.


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America Is Only Nation Where Climate Scientists Face Organized Harassment

America Is Only Nation Where Climate Scientists Face Organized Harassment | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

While outspoken scientists of human-caused climate change in the United States endure torrents of freedom of information requests, hate mail and even death threats from skeptics, their counterparts abroad have been free to do their work without fear.

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Autumn's glow put at risk by climate change

Autumn's glow put at risk by climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climatologists and phenologists — those who study the effects of seasonal changes on plants and animals — are increasingly concerned about the effects of rising temperatures and erratic weather patterns on fall foliage.
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The Australian Echo Chamber of Climate Change Denial

The Australian Echo Chamber of Climate Change Denial | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Australian newspaper proved last week that the echo chamber of climate change denial is not restricted to the United States and United Kingdom.
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#420 He feeds their hunger for music | This gives me hope

#420 He feeds their hunger for music | This gives me hope | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For a mother with limited resources, providing my brother and me with musical instruments meant scouring the classifieds and haunting second-hand store...
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In swing states climate change considered critical election issue

In swing states climate change considered critical election issue | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change, a signature issue for President Obama, has thus far been absent on the campaign trail. Here's why you can expect it to soon dominate the debate.
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While Romney Mocks Sea-Level Rise, City Planners across the Country Take Action

While Romney Mocks Sea-Level Rise, City Planners across the Country Take Action | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
 
At the Republican national convention last week, Mitt Romney mocked efforts to address climate change, specifically deriding President Obama for seeking to address rising ocean levels.
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Disease-Spreading Ticks on the Move as Climate Changes

Disease-Spreading Ticks on the Move as Climate Changes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
One more reason to be nervous about climate change: Tick species are on the march.
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