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The Discovery of Global Warming [Excerpt]: Scientific American

The Discovery of Global Warming [Excerpt]: Scientific American | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The basic physics of climate change have been known for more than a century, but it is in recent decades that the fundamental science of global warming has solidified...
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Extreme Weather - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Extreme Weather - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don't end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms--there's been a change in the weather lately. What's going on?
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Drought and climate scepticism in corn belt - FT.com

Drought and climate scepticism in corn belt - FT.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Extreme weather has visited Kevin Mainord’s farm business twice in the past two years. In 2011 a wall of water deluged his corn and soyabean fields after US authorities blasted a levee to relieve flooding on the Mississippi river.
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Leading by Example: The Dutch Prepare for Climate Change

Leading by Example: The Dutch Prepare for Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Policymakers are prone to address immediate concerns, such as the economic recession, but such governance will lead us headfirst into a catastrophic future, especially as continued growth currently depends on producing more greenhouse gases.
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Drought Stunts Vegetable Contests At State Fairs : NPR

The drought this summer has impacted entries at state fairs across the country. Cattle, hogs, vegetables and more all are coming in much smaller and lighter because of the dry conditions.
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Fast melt in Canadian Arctic may open Northwest Passage this year

Fast melt in Canadian Arctic may open Northwest Passage this year | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Attempts to identify a shortcut between Europe and Asia across the Arctic began in the late 15th century. Unfamiliar geography and unforgiving ice rebuffed the efforts for hundreds of years.
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Food crisis strengthens EU biofuel critics, may hasten deal

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Drought-stricken crops and record-high grain prices have strengthened critics of the European Union biofuel industry, adding fears of a food crisis to their claims that it...
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Drought And The Climate Change Freeloaders

Drought And The Climate Change Freeloaders | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
by Joe Mendelson, via Wildlife Promise By now our news media has probably made you aware of the historic drought that is gripping the country.
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Climate models that predict more droughts win further scientific support

Climate models that predict more droughts win further scientific support | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Improved climate models confirm predictions about further droughts, but the news is dire.
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Extreme heat and droughts -- a recipe for world food woes - CNN.com

Extreme heat and droughts -- a recipe for world food woes - CNN.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Michael Roberts says U.S. consumers will see food prices go up in 2013, but long term all of us have to deal with a warming world.
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First direct proof that climate change increases hurricane intensity

First direct proof that climate change increases hurricane intensity | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An international group of atmospheric scientists published the first documentable evidence that climate change can increase the intensity of tropical hurricanes...
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Diversifying crops to cope with climate change | GantDaily.com

Diversifying crops to cope with climate change | GantDaily.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Kioutaloun, Laos (IRIN) - Lemons and sweet bamboo may not be associated with frontline efforts to adapt to climate change in most parts of the world, but in...
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Climate change may boost frog disease chytridiomycosis

Climate change may boost frog disease chytridiomycosis | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

More changeable temperatures, a consequence of global warming, may be helping to abet the threat that a lethal fungal disease poses to frogs.

 

Scientists found that when temperatures vary unpredictably, frogs succumb faster to chytridiomycosis, which is killing amphibians around the world.

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B.C. sockeye salmon fishery likely closed again - British Columbia - CBC News

B.C. sockeye salmon fishery likely closed again - British Columbia - CBC News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The lucrative commercial and recreational sockeye salmon fishery is not likely to open this year, as Fisheries and Oceans Canada says there are simply not enough fish coming back.
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Study Shows Bill Nye Was Right About CNN's Climate Coverage

Study Shows Bill Nye Was Right About CNN's Climate Coverage | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

CNN anchor Carol Costello recently asked Bill Nye "The Science Guy" if he is "disappointed" that climate change is largely ignored in American political discourse. Nye responded: "Well if I'm disappointed, everybody, it's in you guys." And with good reason: CNN rarely mentions climate change, even while reporting on its consequences -- as a new Media Matters study shows.

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Climate Change Can Be Deadly for Frog Populations, USF Study Finds

Climate Change Can Be Deadly for Frog Populations, USF Study Finds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A new study by the University of South Florida has identified climate change as a culprit in dwindling frog populations.

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Study demonstrates that one extinction leads to another

Study demonstrates that one extinction leads to another | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon follow, according to new research. Scientists have previously put forward this theory, but now biologists have carried out the first experiment to show it.
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Water shortages hit US power supply - environment - 15 August 2012 - New Scientist

Water shortages hit US power supply - environment - 15 August 2012 - New Scientist | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The extended drought is straining nuclear and other forms of power generation...
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Minnesota lakes project monitors ripple effects of changing climate

A species of cold-loving fish has died in large numbers in northern Minnesota lakes this summer -- putting it at the center of a study looking at the effects of a warming climate on the state's lakes...
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David Suzuki reveals Ontario’s climate-change fighter

David Suzuki reveals Ontario’s climate-change fighter | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Parts of the greenbelt store as much carbon dioxide as emitted by 33 million cars a year. Yet its role seems to be downgraded by the province.
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Climate 'Weirdness' Throws Ecosystems 'Out Of Kilter' : NPR

"We've had time to act — and essentially we haven't acted," says science journalist Michael Lemonick.
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Climate change could make some parasites deadlier

Climate change could make some parasites deadlier | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change could be blamed for boosting the virulence of parasites, according to U.S. researchers studying how unexpected temperatures swings can make frogs more susceptible to a sometimes deadly skin fungus.
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New California site: Climate Change: Just the Facts

New California site: Climate Change: Just the Facts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Climate change poses an immediate and growing threat to California’s economy, environment, and to public health. California’s groundbreaking efforts are helping reduce greenhouse gases emissions, which are warming the planet. The state is also taking action to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including the increased likelihood of both flooding and drought.

CA Renewable Energy Project Installation
Source: CA Energy Commission.

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Candidates ignore climate change as US sizzles

Candidates ignore climate change as US sizzles | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Even though July was the hottest month on record in the US, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have barely mentioned climate change on the campaign trail, effectively removing it as an issue of importance for 6 November national elections.

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Climate change may increase parasite infections, say scientists

Climate change may increase parasite infections, say scientists | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
According to research published today in the journal Nature: Climate Change, parasites may flourish with climate change.
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