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Protecting rare snow leopards from climate change in the Himalayas

Protecting rare snow leopards from climate change in the Himalayas | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new WWF study shows that climate change is an increasing threat for already-endangered snow leopards in the eastern Himalayas - making it harder for them to live, breed and hunt.
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Maps Track Fiery Infernos in U.S. and around the Globe

Maps Track Fiery Infernos in U.S. and around the Globe | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Geospatial technology makes it possible to see at a glance the impact of wildfires, pollution, storms and other crises.
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Climate change threatens Tibetan antelopes deliveries|Society|chinadaily.com.cn

Climate change threatens Tibetan antelopes deliveries|Society|chinadaily.com.cn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Every summer, Tibetan antelopes in China's remote northwest follow a certain pattern of migration that is key to the endangered species' survival.
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Climate Change Ups Odds Of Heat Waves, Drought : NPR

Reporting in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, researchers write that extreme heat waves, such as the one last year in Texas, are 20 times more likely today than they were in the 1960s.
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Republican Elder Statesman Calls for Carbon Tax

Republican Elder Statesman Calls for Carbon Tax | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Admitting the possibility of climate change is enough to get you drummed out of the GOP these days, but Reagan's former Secretary of State George Shultz is taking it a lot further.
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Protecting the Business: Why Conoco, Caterpillar, and Exxon Resort to Double-Talk on Climate Change

Protecting the Business: Why Conoco, Caterpillar, and Exxon Resort to Double-Talk on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Admitting there is a problem is the first step in breaking society's addiction to fossil fuels. Depending on which day you talk to some of these companies, you may remain undecided as to whether we have a problem or not.
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Weary Of Climate Change Deniers, Republicans Launch Their Own Initiative

Prominent Republicans want to change the party's stance on climate science, including a price a carbon.
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The Great Dying And Climate Change : NPR

The Great Dying And Climate Change : NPR | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
About 95 percent of life on Earth disappeared 252 million years ago. The causes seem to be surprisingly close to what is happening now due to climate change.
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Extreme weather linked to climate change: study

Extreme weather linked to climate change: study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Severe droughts, floods and heat waves rocked the world last year as
greenhouse gas levels climbed, boosting the odds of some extreme weather events, international scientists said.

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Chihuahua: Where the rain doesn't fall any more

Chihuahua: Where the rain doesn't fall any more | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Gorged to bursting point, the vulture watches impassively as the twister whips a column of dust past the sun-parched remains of cattle dotting the barren field. If there were such a thing as a textbook image of drought, then this could well be it.
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2,600 scientists: climate change killing the world's coral reefs

2,600 scientists: climate change killing the world's coral reefs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented show of concern, 2,600 (and rising) of the world's top marine scientists have released a Consensus Statement on Climate Change and Coral Reefs that raises alarm bells about the state of the world's reefs as they are pummeled by...
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Climate Change Plays a Role in Wildfires—But Not the Only One

Climate Change Plays a Role in Wildfires—But Not the Only One | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

While we’re changing the climate—loading the dice, in the climate scientist Michael Mann’s term, to make extreme weather more likely—we’re also changing the situation on the ground, moving ever larger numbers of people into fire-prone zones. It’s as if we’re adding fuel to the fire on both ends—which means we’ll be doubly burned.

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Heatwave in the US turns climate sceptics

Heatwave in the US turns climate sceptics | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

THE tide of opinion is turning against climate change sceptics in North America, according to the head of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Climate models question the potential of geoengineering (Wired UK)

Climate models question the potential of geoengineering (Wired UK) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Deploying giant space mirrors and spraying particles from stadium-sized balloons may sound like an engineer’s wild fantasy, but climate models suggest that the potential of geoengineering to combat rising atmospheric carbon dioxide may be significantly...
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Climate Change and How the West Was Lost | Climate Central

Climate Change and How the West Was Lost | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We've known for decades that global warming would bring heat, drought, and epic wildfires. Now it's here.
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Record Amount of Arctic Sea Ice Melted in June | Climate Central

Record Amount of Arctic Sea Ice Melted in June | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Arctic melt season is well underway, and sea ice extent — a key indicator of global warming — declined rapidly during June, setting a record for the largest June sea ice loss in the satellite era.
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Make Your Own Climate Volunteers

Make Your Own Climate Volunteers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
"Make Your Own Climate Volunteers" is a campaign which seek motivation among people and asks them to come forward and act positively on climate change.
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The Quest for a Fair Global Climate Policy

The Quest for a Fair Global Climate Policy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By Ramesh Jaura IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) - Climate negotiators from around the world are wading through a jungle of multifarious vested interests to pave the way for substantive and...
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Harper deploys diplomats to counter U.S. climate change campaign

Harper deploys diplomats to counter U.S. climate change campaign | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Harper government has deployed a network of Canadian diplomats to lobby Fortune 500 companies in the United States in order to counter a global warming campaign launched by an environmental advocacy group targeting the oilsands industry, says a...
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Odds of This Summer Heat Happening Without Climate Change: 1 in 1.6 Million

Odds of This Summer Heat Happening Without Climate Change: 1 in 1.6 Million | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
So maybe all these heat waves in the US are just a coincidence? Fat chance, say scientists.
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The Basic Science Of Climate Change Is Undeniable - Forbes

The Basic Science Of Climate Change Is Undeniable - Forbes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
There's one simple, undeniable fact that underlies the science of climate change.
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Leading companies release first-of-its-kind guide to build climate change resilience | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog

Leading companies release first-of-its-kind guide to build climate change resilience | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Extreme weather is putting climate change back on the radar this summer.
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The worst wildfire season in decades is causing significant environmental damage

The worst wildfire season in decades is causing significant environmental damage | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The worst wildfire season in decades is creating significant environmental damage.
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We’re Already Topping Dust Bowl Temperatures — Imagine What’ll Happen If We Fail To Stop 10°F Warming

We’re Already Topping Dust Bowl Temperatures — Imagine What’ll Happen If We Fail To Stop 10°F Warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This heat wave has broken thousands of temperature records. Climate Central reported Satuday, “In many cases, records that had stood since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s have been equaled or exceeded, and this event is likely to go down in history as one of America’s worst.”
In general, we expect the greatest number of temperature records to be set during a widespread drought.

Via SustainOurEarth, pdjmoo
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Climate Change's 'Equally Evil Twin'

Climate Change's 'Equally Evil Twin' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
SYDNEY (AP) — Oceans' rising acid levels have emerged as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs, acting as the "osteoporosis of the sea" and threatening everything from food security to tourism to livelihoods, the head of a U.S.
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