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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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California leads nation in climate change preparation

California leads nation in climate change preparation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A study by the NRDC found that California is one of only nine states that has created strategies to deal with water-related issues such as droughts.
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Grocery's rooftop garden a supermarket first

Grocery's rooftop garden a supermarket first | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Green roofs are one way to deal with climate change: The only supermarket in downtown New Orleans is the first grocery in the country to develop an aeroponic urban farm on its roof.


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The Titanic, Climate Change and Avoidable Tragedies

The Titanic, Climate Change and Avoidable Tragedies | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Like the Titanic, our present-day industrial civilization is a marvel of human ingenuity, and yet, a reckoning looms on the horizon.
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Climate Change Miscues May Shrink Species’ Outer Limits

Climate Change Miscues May Shrink Species’ Outer Limits | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ecological partnerships are getting out of sync, especially at high latitudes...
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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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Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return?

Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Although there is an urban legend that the world will end this year based on a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar, some researchers think a 40-year-old computer program that predicts a collapse of socioeconomic order and massive drop in human...
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Digging into Climate Change, U.S. Students Find More Than Science: Scientific American

Digging into Climate Change, U.S. Students Find More Than Science: Scientific American | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Using field trips, editorial cartoons and even parent objections, four innovative teachers are bringing global warming out of the science classroom...
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Wheat maturing at head-spinning pace

Wheat maturing at head-spinning pace | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

July 4 is the normal standard for wheat harvest in Southeast Nebraska. This year, Memorial Day might not be far off the mark.

 

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