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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Climate change puts moves on coffee growers

Climate change puts moves on coffee growers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Coffee is migrating. As it’s getting hotter at lower altitudes, the lower plants are dying off, so it marches the coffee forest up the slopes.
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Climate change in Alaska forces break with tradition

Climate change in Alaska forces break with tradition | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Residents of Kotzebue and Point Hope, Alaska reflect on how climate change is affecting their way of life.
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Ocean acidification could disrupt marine food chains

Ocean acidification could disrupt marine food chains | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Ocean acidification caused by climate change is making it harder for creatures from clams to sea urchins to grow their shells, and the trend is likely to be felt most in polar regions, scientists said on Monday.
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Thousands of fish die as Midwest streams heat up

Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees.

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How the drought could cost you $7,000 or more

How the drought could cost you $7,000 or more | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This year's drought is so severe it's affecting Iowa down to its foundations. Amid one of the driest and hottest years in decades, the ground surrounding Iowa homes has been contracting and pulling away from foundations.
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Climate change is here — and worse than we thought

Climate change is here — and worse than we thought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Our analysis shows that it is no longer enough to say that global warming will increase the likelihood of extreme weather and to repeat the caveat that no individual weather event can be directly linked to climate change. To the contrary, our analysis shows that, for the extreme hot weather of the recent past, there is virtually no explanation other than climate change.

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Despite Extreme Melt, Signs of Hope Emerge for Greenland Ice

Despite Extreme Melt, Signs of Hope Emerge for Greenland Ice | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study in Science paints a more optimistic picture of Greenland's melting ice sheet than a recent "extreme melt" event suggests. Even with global warming, the ice sheet may be able to slow its melting rate much faster than previously thought.
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EPA can't regulate livestock farms it can't find

EPA can't regulate livestock farms it can't find | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Four years after the U.S. Government Accountability Office raised concerns and 40 years after the Clean Water Act gave the EPA the authority to protect the nation's waterways, the agency still doesn't know the location of many livestock farms, let alone how much manure they generate or how the waste is handled, because most of that information is kept by various state and/or local agencies , or not collected at all.

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Stop this culture of paying politicians for denying climate change

Stop this culture of paying politicians for denying climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Protecting the environment requires a sweeping reform of political funding, only then corporations will stop throwing big money at senators...
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Connecting the Dots on Climate Change

Connecting the Dots on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If we couldn't figure it out ourselves from the freak derecho storm that crippled the Washington area; from the devastating wildfires in Colorado; from the hottest January-June in U.S. history or one of the worst U.S.
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Global warming could help pesky fish pest

Global warming could help pesky fish pest | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global warming could advantage one pesky marine species while disadvantaging its predator, a new study suggests.
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Climate change a back-burner issue in presidential race despite drought, heat waves, wildlands fires

Climate change a back-burner issue in presidential race despite drought, heat waves, wildlands fires | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It’s been a summer of discontent, with much of the country broiling under a heat wave like few before. Out West, parched wildlands burn. In the Midwest, farmers are sweating out another year of drought and wilted crops.
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Senate gets back to climate science

Senate gets back to climate science | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing tomorrow called “Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Local Adaptation Measures.” This is the first Senate hearing focused directly on climate science in the 112th Congress, and we hope it won’t be the last. Climate change is happening, the news from peer-reviewed science is increasingly daunting, and the public needs to hear what credible scientists are learning about the risks and potential solutions.

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Crustaceans shellacked by climate change

Crustaceans shellacked by climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Ocean acidification caused by climate change is making it harder for creatures from clams to sea urchins to grow their shells, and the trend is likely to be felt most in polar regions, scientists said today.

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Alaskan Arctic villages hit hard by climate change

Alaskan Arctic villages hit hard by climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The impact of climate change — including permafrost melt, more powerful storms and soil erosion — is threatening Alaskan natives.
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Colorado scientists simulate super-drought to test prairie production limits - The Denver Post

Colorado scientists simulate super-drought to test prairie production limits - The Denver Post | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Colorados high prairie got so dry last week that even the native blue grama and buffalo grass crunched — the gnarliest conditions since the Dust Bowl.
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Climate Change To Blame For Recent Droughts, Heat Waves: Study

Climate Change To Blame For Recent Droughts, Heat Waves: Study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a...
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Dramatic Photos of Glacier National Park Then and Now Show Climate Change Congress Denies

Dramatic Photos of Glacier National Park Then and Now Show Climate Change Congress Denies | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
When the Glacier National Park was established in 1910, it had 150 glaciers. This stunning collection drew tourists from all over America. Today there are just 25, and they are shrunken remnants of their former selves.
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Changing Views About A Changing Climate : NPR

What is the role of humans in climate change? "Call me a converted skeptic," physicist Richard Muller wrote in an Op-Ed in the New York Times this week, describing his analysis of data from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project.
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How Climate Science Became Politicized

How Climate Science Became Politicized | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Recent research has found that an increased number of Americans have a knee-jerk reaction to global warming, believing it to be a hoax or conspiracy. And climate change has entered the realm of politics, said Anthony Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. There, it's become subject to the same polarizing forces that are pushing Republicans and Democrats apart more generally.

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Climate Change Impacts Linked to Ozone Depletion

Climate Change Impacts Linked to Ozone Depletion | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Increase in storm intensity and frequency could cause further ozone depletion over the U.S.
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Scientists Warn Congress About Disastrous Effects of Climate Change | Wired Science | Wired.com

Scientists Warn Congress About Disastrous Effects of Climate Change | Wired Science | Wired.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Drought, wildfires, hurricanes and heatwaves are becoming normal in America because of climate change, Congress was told on Wednesday in the first hearing on climate science in more than two years.
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Climate change turns personal: why brands must adapt

Climate change turns personal: why brands must adapt | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Until recently, climate change remained an abstract concept to most Americans — something that may have long-term consequences for the planet, but moving too slowly be a significant concern in their daily lives.
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U.S. Drought and Climate Change: Science Points to Link w

U.S. Drought and Climate Change: Science Points to Link w | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The drought that's turned most of the United States into a dessicated hotbox may be a symptom of climate change, a brutal blowback from carbon pollution.
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Should Accountability for Global Warming Be Linked to Crimes Against Humanity?

Should Accountability for Global Warming Be Linked to Crimes Against Humanity? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In the not-too-distant future, will politicians who intentionally ignore global climate change, or who obstruct action to implement conscientious policies to prevent deterioration of climate conditions, be deemed criminally negligent?
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