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Changing climate of Republican opinion doesn't agree with Tea Party

Changing climate of Republican opinion doesn't agree with Tea Party | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of moderate or liberal Republicans believe there is solid evidence for global warming, Pew poll finds This won't make the Koch brothers happy: nearly two-thirds of moderate or liberal Republicans now believe there is solid evidence...
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The New Story of Stuff: Can We Consume Less? by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

The New Story of Stuff: Can We Consume Less? by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
A new study finds that Britons are consuming less than they did a decade ago, with similar patterns being seen across Europe. Could this be the beginning of a trend in developed countries? Might we be reaching “peak stuff”?
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Media coverage on key actions for food security in the face of climate change

Media coverage on key actions for food security in the face of climate change | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Among its recommendations, the Commission calls for more efficient production and more market opportunities for boosting smallholders' resilience. Photo: Gates Foundation.
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Report highlights Obama's broken environmental promises

Report highlights Obama's broken environmental promises | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Critics say White House office operates as 'one-stop wrecking machine' for important environmental protections...
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Durban – your guide to the latest vital climate summit - environment - 25 November 2011 - New Scientist

Durban – your guide to the latest vital climate summit - environment - 25 November 2011 - New Scientist | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The ostensible aim is to devise a successor to the Kyoto protocol, but there's so much more going on...
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Negotiations in Durban over greenhouse-gas emissions should not try to revive Kyoto.

Negotiations in Durban over greenhouse-gas emissions should not try to revive Kyoto. | Global environmental change | Scoop.it

In a memorable scene in Al Gore's film on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, the former US vice-president lampoons a cartoon of a pair of scales that weighs the Earth against a stack of gold bars.

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The kitchen of the future runs on leftovers

The kitchen of the future runs on leftovers | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The kitchen of Philips Design's "Microbial Home" turns food waste into compost and cooking gas. Organic waste gets thrown in a "bio-digester," where specialized bacteria processes it into methane gas to fuel the range.
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A great source of info - Climate Change Knowledge Portal 2.0

A great source of info -  Climate Change Knowledge Portal 2.0 | Global environmental change | Scoop.it

The Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) Beta is a central hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world. Here you can query, map, compare, chart and summarize key climate and climate-related information.

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Dencity: A Map of Global Population Density - information aesthetics

Dencity: A Map of Global Population Density - information aesthetics | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
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New study: Climate not as sensitive to carbon dioxide as some fear | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog

New study: Climate not as sensitive to carbon dioxide as some fear | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
New study: Climate not as sensitive to carbon dioxide as some fear...
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At Durban, the big emitters will no doubt fail us again on climate change

At Durban, the big emitters will no doubt fail us again on climate change | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
John Vidal: World leaders have reduced climate change to a low-grade, backroom discussion.
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Wheely, wheely thankful

Wheely, wheely thankful | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
This Thanksgiving, Elly Blue finds a whole bike basket full of things to be grateful for.
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Deloitte's predictions on the outcome of Durban COP 17

The Deloitte Sustainability & Climate Change team have published a summary of predictions on the outcome of COP 17 , that looks at both the impact of the negotiations on business and possible outcomes.

http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_ZA/za/marketsolutions/sustainability-climate-change/cop17-predictions/index.htm?id_theme=COP17

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The metals that make our technology are running out

The metals that make our technology are running out | Global environmental change | Scoop.it

is infographic by Camden Asay shows that we're fast running out of the stuff that powers our vehicles and our weaponry. But we've got even less time left with our gadgets. Yttrium and indium, two of the rare-earth elements that enable us to have TVs, computer monitors, and touch screens -- oh, and solar panels -- are on a fast track to complete depletion. At our current rate of use, we have less than 15 years' worth left.

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DFID Bloggers » Whatever happened to climate change?

DFID Bloggers » Whatever happened to climate change? | Global environmental change | Scoop.it

Journalist Jon Snow examines how the media have reported on climate change since the 2009 summit in Copenhagen, and what their role might be during and after COP17.


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Kyoto protocol may suffer fate of Julius Caesar at Durban climate talks | John Vidal

Kyoto protocol may suffer fate of Julius Caesar at Durban climate talks | John Vidal | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
How many nations secretly conceal a dagger and intend to join the countries in Durban hoping to kill Kyoto off?Just one day into the Durban talks and, as we expected, we are witnessing the assassination of the Kyoto protocol.
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Timeline: Climate Change - environment - 04 September 2006 - New Scientist

Timeline: Climate Change - environment - 04 September 2006 - New Scientist | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Find out how climate change has unfolded with our timeline...
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U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded

U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
ROME -- The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding in a report Monday that a quarter of all land is highly degraded and warning the trend must be reversed if the world's...

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Is a global agreement the only way to tackle climate change?

Is a global agreement the only way to tackle climate change? | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
David King and Achim Steiner debate whether international climate treaties have become redundant...
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South Africa – where climate change may trigger a toxic timebomb

South Africa – where climate change may trigger a toxic timebomb | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Johannesburg's mining industry has been a mainstay of the city for decades, but its vast waste dumps are a huge threat – and Mariette Lieferink is leading the charge for a clear-upWe meet Mariette Lieferink in a McDonalds near Gauteng, on the edge...
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Second Batch of Stolen "Climategate" Messages Emerges: Scientific American

Second Batch of Stolen "Climategate" Messages Emerges: Scientific American | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The e-mails, part of the trove released in 2009, appears to be an attempt to undermine next week's climate talks...
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Climate Bond Initiative debuts first Bond Standard

Climate Bond Initiative debuts first Bond Standard | Global environmental change | Scoop.it

The high-profile Climate Bond Initiative has this week taken a major step forward in its efforts to drive investment in green projects and businesses with the launch of its prototype Climate Bond Standard.

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New study of climate models & past cold periods...

New study of climate models & past cold periods... | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
New study of climate models & past cold periods sees low odds of catastrophic CO2-driven warming (see @chronsciguy) in the near term. Authors note substantial uncertainty. The work had surfaced prior...
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‘Use-by’ dates: A myth that needs busting

‘Use-by’ dates: A myth that needs busting | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Have you ever tossed perfectly good food because it was past the "use-by" date? You're not alone. Here's what you need to know about so-called "expiration dates" and how they can lead to unnecessary food waste.
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Striking Posters From Occupy Wall Street: Download Them for Free

Striking Posters From Occupy Wall Street: Download Them for Free | Global environmental change | Scoop.it


Occupy Wall Street and the global Occupy Movement have inspired some striking artwork. Graphic artists from around the world (including Shepard Fairey mentioned here earlier today) have contributed their talents to the movement.
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