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Rescooped by Abbie Johnson from Kids Global Climate Change Institute (KGCCI) - "But the minute [Trump's] door closes to learning and evolving, man the barricades." Thomas L. Friedman
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Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming

Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming | climate | Scoop.it

Treasury secretaries dating to the Nixon years backed a new report predicting a heavy loss of coastal properties, a shift of farming northward, and dangerous outdoor conditions because of climate change.


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Rescooped by Abbie Johnson from Kids Global Climate Change Institute (KGCCI) - "But the minute [Trump's] door closes to learning and evolving, man the barricades." Thomas L. Friedman
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Carbon Cuts Now Won’t Stop Climate Change, but Could Limit Damage

Carbon Cuts Now Won’t Stop Climate Change, but Could Limit Damage | climate | Scoop.it

It’s too late to prevent climate change by reducing carbon emissions now. But it could help prevent even more serious damage 50, 75 and 100 years from today.


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Hate Summer? Just Wait Until Global Warming Really Kicks In

Hate Summer? Just Wait Until Global Warming Really Kicks In | climate | Scoop.it

"If you think summer is unbearable now, just wait until the end of the century. • According to 'Risky Business,' a report released on Tuesday by a bipartisan group of scientists and officials that included former Treasury secretary Hank Paulson and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, global warming is going to make it so hot and so humid over the next 80-plus years that going outside in the summer will be pretty much impossible. • In fact, it will be downright deadly. Climatologist Robert Kopp, the lead scientist behind the report, told Reuters that, 'As temperatures rise, toward the end of the century, less than an hour of activity outdoors in the shade could cause a moderately fit individual to suffer heat stroke.' • In other words, if you try to take a run on a hot day in the year 2085, there's a good chance that it will kill you. • But if we don't do something now to stop global warming, heat stroke will be the least of our worries. • That's because according to Michael Mann, one of the world's leading climate scientists, we only have until 2036 - 22 years - to prevent the Earth's temperature from rising 2 degrees Celsius. • After that, global warming will lock in with devastating consequences for every single living thing on this planet. Serious scientific bodies are even debating whether or not industrial civilization can survive such a drastic temperature increase and the type of crazy weather, wildfires, and drought that will come with it."


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On N.C.’s Outer Banks, scary climate-change predictions prompt a change of forecast

On N.C.’s Outer Banks, scary climate-change predictions prompt a change of forecast | climate | Scoop.it

"NAGS HEAD, N.C. — The dangers of climate change were revealed to Willo Kelly in a government conference room in the summer of 2011. By the end of the century, state officials said, the ocean would be 39 inches higher and her home on the Outer Banks would be swamped. • The state had detailed maps to illustrate this claim and was developing a Web site where people could check by street address to see if their property was doomed. There was no talk of salvation, no plan to hold back the tide. The 39-inch forecast was “a death sentence,” Kelly said, “for ever trying to sell your house.” So Kelly, a lobbyist for Realtors and home builders on the Outer Banks, resolved to prove the forecast wrong. And thus began one of the nation’s most notorious battles over climate change. • Coastal residents joined forces with climate skeptics to attack the science of global warming and persuade North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature to deep-six the 39-inch projection, which had been advanced under the outgoing Democratic governor. Now, the state is working on a new forecast that will look only 30 years out and therefore show the seas rising by no more than eight inches."


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Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry

Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry | climate | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court largely upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate emissions from stationary sources. Justice Antonin Scalia said the agency got “almost everything it wanted.”


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John Holdren: Abuse of Office, Power, and Science for a Political Agenda

John Holdren: Abuse of Office, Power, and Science for a Political Agenda | climate | Scoop.it
Guest opinion by Dr.Tim Ball Recently, in reply to a charge that John Holdren made false claims about climate change by Sam Kazman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) ruled he … Continue...

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Climate Change: Implications for Extractive and Primary Industries

Climate Change: Implications for Extractive and Primary Industries | climate | Scoop.it
New IPCC summary demonstrates the implications of climate change for extractive and primary industries.

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