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Global Warming's Unseen Effects on Plants and Butterflies

Global Warming's Unseen Effects on Plants and Butterflies | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New research in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that wild plant species previously thought to be stable and to be unaffected by climate change are actually responding to it.
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Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Climate-Change Deniers Have Done Their Job Well | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Climate-Change Deniers Have Done Their Job Well | TomDispatch | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Tomdispatch.com is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of our post-9/11 world and a clear sense of how our imperial globe actually works.
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When it comes to personal beliefs, science is almost irrelevant

The Maui News is the best source for news, sports and visitor’s information for those living, or traveling to Maui, Hawaii. The paper serves all regions of Maui including the communities of Kihei, Lahaina, Kahului, Ulapalakua, and Hana.
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Climate change bringing more ticks, infections |

Climate change bringing more ticks, infections | | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

“We’re fairly confident the number of ticks is increasing because of climate change and the number of tick submissions is increasing because of public awareness,” Dave Dodgson, the environmental health manager for the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit.

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More Corporate Contradictions on Climate

More Corporate Contradictions on Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new report analyzing more than two dozen Standard & Poor 500 companies found that despite their public pronouncements about the reality of global warming, three-quarters of them at least indirectly hindered climate change mitigation efforts.
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North Carolina Wishes Away Climate Change

North Carolina Wishes Away Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Lawmakers attempt to make accurate sea-level rise projection illegal.
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Climate change will create a toxic brew for herbivores - environment - 01 June 2012 - New Scientist

Climate change will create a toxic brew for herbivores - environment - 01 June 2012 - New Scientist | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As temperatures rise, herbivorous mammals will suffer greater effects from the toxins they eat, a compilation of studies suggests.
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Money Where Their Mouths Are Not: Leading Companies Contradict Own Actions on Climate Science, Policy

Money Where Their Mouths Are Not: Leading Companies Contradict Own Actions on Climate Science, Policy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Half of Reviewed Companies Misrepresented Climate Science Despite Publicly Expressing Concerns Union of Concerned Scientists news release Many of the country’s leading companies have taken contradictory actions when it comes to climate change science...
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Climate change: Arctic passes 400 parts per million milestone

Climate change: Arctic passes 400 parts per million milestone | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Arctic monitoring stations show carbon dioxide levels are now above 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide is the chief climate-change gas and stays in the atmosphere for 100 years. Before the Industrial Age, carbon dioxide levels were 275 ppm.
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Elders in Peruvian Andes Help Interpret Climate Changes - AlertNet

A unique response to the challenge of global warming is happening in rural areas of Peru, where a network of indigenous elders is working out how to adjust weather forecasts in the light of climate change, while taking measures to safeguard their crops."Before, things happened at the right time. Now, strange things are going on with the climate." This is the kind of comment that is heard frequently in dozens of rural communities throughout the departments (provinces) of Puno, Cuzco and Apurímac in the country's southern Andean highlands.

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New perspectives: Green roofs and climate change

New perspectives: Green roofs and climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
“What is a green roof?” you might ask. Well, green roofs are green in the literal sense, thanks to the presence of live plants. They are also green in contemporary social contexts, in that they save money while being ecologically-friendly.
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Huge Ancient Civilization's Collapse Explained

Huge Ancient Civilization's Collapse Explained | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ancient climate change appears to have contributed to the mysterious fall of the largest of the world's earliest urban civilizations nearly 4,000 years ago.
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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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Climate Scientists Lament a Nation Stuck on the Wrong Debate | InsideClimate News

Climate Scientists Lament a Nation Stuck on the Wrong Debate | InsideClimate News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

While the national climate debate is fixed on whether Earth is warming, climate scientists are focused on understanding how bad it will be.

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US power plants vulnerable to climate change

US power plants vulnerable to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change will hit nuclear and coal-fired power production in the US and Europe by forcing more temporary shutdowns, say researchers.
Warmer water and reduced river flows have affected several ...
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The Ethics Of ‘Clean Coal’ Propaganda

The Ethics Of ‘Clean Coal’ Propaganda | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
by Donald Brown via Climate Ethics For over a decade the coal industry has funded campaigns designed to convince Americans that coal can be burned without adverse environmental impacts. These campaigns raise troubling ethical issues.
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Native Lands Wash Away as Sea Levels Rise

Native Lands Wash Away as Sea Levels Rise | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In collaboration with Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the PBS NewsHour examines the vanishing coastline of Louisiana and the effect it's having on the native tribes who live there. This report is part of our series Coping with Climate Change.
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Climate Change Charlatans

Climate Change Charlatans | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
They say they believe climate change is real, yet fund organizations that misrepresent the science.
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Birth of denial: Truth, lies and climate change (5)

Birth of denial: Truth, lies and climate change (5) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Hansen's paper clearly showed that the Sun, volcanoes and rising CO2 were all contributing to global warming in the twentieth century but the Jastrow paper bastardized the Hansen paper so it would...
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The People-Power-Inflicted Downfall of Heartland

The People-Power-Inflicted Downfall of Heartland | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Institutions like Heartland don't fail just because they lie to the public.
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Who Is Behind the Conspiracy Against Climate Change Science?

Who Is Behind the Conspiracy Against Climate Change Science? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The confusion seems to have been the intention of the denialists all along - not to disprove climate change (the evidence is too strong for that) but to cast just enough paralyzing doubt to muddy the waters and prevent the United States from...
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A Conservative's Approach to Combating Climate Change

A Conservative's Approach to Combating Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It's possible to address global warming without handing the government more control over the economy.
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Obama Still Can't Say "Climate Change"

Obama Still Can't Say "Climate Change" | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is a total downer. The topic is so dire and depressing in fact, that very few media outlets even want to mention the phrase: climate change or global warming.
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Working to cope with climate change

Working to cope with climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Last week the Louisiana legislature passed the Louisiana Master Plan for Coastal Protection.
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Adaptation to climate change will no longer be enough says NGO report | RTCC

Adaptation to climate change will no longer be enough says NGO report | RTCC | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Coalition of NGOs call for more action to tackle the irreversible impacts of climate change as adaptation and mitigation methods falls short.
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