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'New McCarthyism' Described by Climate Scientist Michael Mann

'New McCarthyism' Described by Climate Scientist Michael Mann | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
(Getty Images) Interview with scientist Michael Mann, author of ‘The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From the Front Lines,’ and the latest of many to describe efforts to intimidate climate scientists and create confusion about their...
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Texas Seeks New Water Supplies Amid Drought : NPR

Texas Seeks New Water Supplies Amid Drought : NPR | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ranchers endured a tough time during the seven-year Texas drought in the 1950s. But last year was the hottest, driest period in the record books.
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Warning From Maldives: 'You Can't Pick And Choose On Science'

Warning From Maldives: 'You Can't Pick And Choose On Science' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, has some words of climate change warning for the United States: "You can't pick and choose on science." Nasheed should know.

 

Dramatic rises in sea level due to global warming are expected to overrun his and other low-lying island nations over the next century. Scientists predict that the Maldives in the Indian Ocean might be completely underwater by 2100 or at least uninhabitable due to the loss of fresh water and agricultural options. ...

 

Along with being an outspoken advocate for climate action, Nasheed is also a fervent campaigner for democracy. Once designated a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, he was imprisoned numerous times by the previous autocratic regime. His 2008 election as president marked the end of the 30-year rule of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and the start of a new era.

 

Recently, Nasheed's efforts were recognized with the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Action from the Washington, D.C.-based International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.


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Now That the Weather Is Going Crazy, Americans Believe In Climate Change Again

Now That the Weather Is Going Crazy, Americans Believe In Climate Change Again | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Before the financial crisis hit, Americans were pretty sure that the globe was warming, and that humans were causing it, and that it was kind of a big deal. As the economy slumped, Americans decided that climate change wasn’t actually happening—and even if it was, it wasn’t our fault. And now, after a flurry of wild weather—deadly tornados, floods, droughts, an uncommonly mild winter, and recent heat waves—U.S. residents are back to believing that global warming is real. But we’re still hesitant to take the blame.

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Arctic warming linked to combination of reduced sea ice and global atmospheric warming

Arctic warming linked to combination of reduced sea ice and global atmospheric warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The combination of melting sea ice and global atmospheric warming are contributing to the high rate of warming in the Arctic, where temperatures are increasing up to four times faster than the global average, a new study has shown.
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Ongoing Heat Wave in U.S. Rivals Events of Dust Bowl Era

Ongoing Heat Wave in U.S. Rivals Events of Dust Bowl Era | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Thousands of temperature records have fallen during one of the worst heat waves since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. More records are expected to fall on Friday.
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Heat wave, fires have climate change activists going on the offensive - The Hill's E2-Wire

Heat wave, fires have climate change activists going on the offensive - The Hill's E2-Wire | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Environmentalists have a rare opening to regain the political offensive on climate change. Record-breaking heat across the U.
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Underwater eruption, dead fish may give clues to climate change - CBS News

Underwater eruption, dead fish may give clues to climate change - CBS News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Underwater volcano that erupted near the Canary Islands gives scientists clues to how ocean ecosystems may respond to climate change...
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Climate change linked to shrinking leaves

Climate change linked to shrinking leaves | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Australian shrub has lost 40% of its leaf width as temperatures rise.
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Climate change: Welcome to the dog days of — forever

Climate change means not only that we will see higher temperatures, writes Eugene Robinson, but that there will be more extreme weather events like the one that is suffocating the Eastern Seaboard. Welcome to the rest of our lives.
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'This Is What Global Warming Looks Like'

'This Is What Global Warming Looks Like' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks. Horrendous wildfires.
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Fish learn to cope in a high CO2 world

Fish learn to cope in a high CO2 world | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Some coral reef fish may be better prepared to cope with rising CO2 in the world's oceans – thanks to their parents.
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Farmers spread climate change concerns

Farmers spread climate change concerns | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Most climate scientists agree man-made climate change is happening, but the issue is now so politically loaded it makes communicating the science a sensitive issue.
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The Silence on Global Warming | Consortiumnews

The Silence on Global Warming | Consortiumnews | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Harrowing predictions of climate scientists are coming true, as glaciers melt, forests burn, heat waves proliferate and freakish weather strike...
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Preserve Arctic for sake of shared global future

Preserve Arctic for sake of shared global future | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Last week, as China’s icebreaker, the Xuelong (“Snow Dragon”) set sail from the port of Qingdao, heading for the Arctic with an international crew on board, Greenpeace’s ship, the Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace vessel, set sail from the US for the...
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Coral reefs show sensitivity to climate change - Technology & Science - CBC News

Coral reefs show sensitivity to climate change - Technology & Science - CBC News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Extreme temperature swings thousands of years ago caused a dramatic shutdown in coral reef growth that lasted more than two millenniums — a finding that makes controlling climate change today all the more pressing, a new study suggests.
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Why Climate Change, Our Biggest Moral Challenge, Doesn’t Act Like One

Why Climate Change, Our Biggest Moral Challenge, Doesn’t Act Like One | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
by KC Golden, via the GRIP Blog Al Gore tried to invoke the moral imperative for climate action.  “It’s not about right and left;” he said, “it’s about right and wrong.”  Climate deniers cynically pounced on Gore’s leadership as an opportunity to...
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Extreme heat raises climate change questions, concerns

Extreme heat raises climate change questions, concerns | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
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Want cheap food? Don't let the climate change - environment - 06 July 2012 - New Scientist

Want cheap food? Don't let the climate change - environment - 06 July 2012 - New Scientist | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change will drive up food prices, making staple foods too expensive for many people – even in affluent countries like the UK...
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Climate change may threaten hummingbirds

Climate change may threaten hummingbirds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Hummingbirds and other migratory birds may be especially threatened by rising annual temperatures.
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Urban forest feels the burn in Toronto heat wave

Urban forest feels the burn in Toronto heat wave | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Toronto’s urban arbour is under threat from blazing heat, bugs and dry weather.
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Melting Point: Bavarian Glaciers Could Disappear in 30 Years

Melting Point: Bavarian Glaciers Could Disappear in 30 Years | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The high-altitude landscape of the Bavarian Alps is prized by mountain sports lovers around the world, but it could change significantly in the coming years.
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Newest Victims of Climate Change: Notes From a Wildfire Refugee | Water

Newest Victims of Climate Change: Notes From a Wildfire Refugee | Water | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
All of us evacuees now share something. Suddenly we talk openly about being victims of climate change.
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Global warming no longer Americans’ top environmental concern, poll finds

Global warming no longer Americans’ top environmental concern, poll finds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A Washington Post-Stanford University survey shows the issue falling to its lowest point since 2006, though Americans still see it as problem to which humans are contributing.
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Heatwave threatens US grain harvest - FT.com

An intense heatwave is threatening havoc with this year’s US grain harvest, burning up hopes of blockbuster yields and sending prices soaring.
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