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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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African trees victims of climate change - UPI.com

African trees victims of climate change - UPI.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Human-caused climate change is killing trees in a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, a study by U.S. researchers says.
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Understanding the Failure of the UN's Climate Talks

Understanding the Failure of the UN's Climate Talks | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The U.N climate talks have failed because the issue has become too important for the world's more powerful nations to assign negotiations to the U.N.'s deliberative bodies.
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Farmers See Future of Climate Change With Scientists’ Time Trip - Businessweek

Farmers See Future of Climate Change With Scientists’ Time Trip - Businessweek | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Farmers will be able to gauge the effects of climate change by “virtual time travel” to match growing conditions on their farm 20 years from now with those in existing locations, according to a team of scientists.
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Climate Change Trends: Carbon Emissions Giants : NPR

Climate Change Trends: Carbon Emissions Giants : NPR | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Right now, 10 countries — including the U.S., China and Russia — are responsible for 80 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. The United States is the world's second largest emitter (China ranks no. 1), sending around 5.8 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere a year. That's the equivalent to a year's worth of greenhouse gas emissions from 1.1 billion average passenger vehicles. Below, a look at today's big CO2 emitters — and projected emissions giants in 2030.

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Why women are world's best climate change defense - CNN.com

Why women are world's best climate change defense - CNN.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Women think in time horizons that span the lives of our children and must use this to inject a sense of urgency into climate change talks.
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Mapping the Story of Climate Change | PBS

Mapping the Story of Climate Change | PBS | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

All of these maps were designed using Development Seed's TileMill, an easy-to-use open-source map design tool that we've written about here before, and hosted on MapBox Hosting. TileMill is free to download and has loads of documentation to help people get started making maps. For design tips on map making, check out a blog post from Development Seed's AJ Ashton on the thinking behind the design of these maps.

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Beyond Denial: The Next Frontier in Climate Change

Beyond Denial: The Next Frontier in Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It's time to shift the discussion to what people hold dearest, for these are the things in play in the coming decades. We evidently agree now that global warming is real. Now, it's time to move on and discuss what's really at stake.
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Father of climate change: 2C limit is not enough

Father of climate change: 2C limit is not enough | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Talks to limit global temperature rises to 2C will not prevent the possibility of dangerous climate change, warns the scientist who first raised the alarm over global warming.
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Human Factor Huge on Climate Change : Discovery News

Human Factor Huge on Climate Change : Discovery News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new model confirms human contribution is the dominant cause of warming.
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Hotter, drier, meaner: Trends point to a planet increasingly hostile to agriculture — The Daily Climate

Hotter, drier, meaner: Trends point to a planet increasingly hostile to agriculture — The Daily Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A host of data – from sediment cores to ongoing drought in East Africa to computer models – point to one conclusion:

 

Our increasingly hotter, drier planet is going to be a tough place to farm.

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Climate change is a matter of justice

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Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson: The rich countries caused the problem, but it is the world's poor who suffer.
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Three-Quarters of Climate Change Is Man-Made: Scientific American

Three-Quarters of Climate Change Is Man-Made: Scientific American | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An independent study quantifies the human and natural contributions, with solar radiation contributing only minimally...
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Scientists confirm Himalayan glacial melting

Scientists confirm Himalayan glacial melting | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Glaciers in the Himalayas have shrunk by as much as a fifth in just 30 years, scientists have claimed in the first authoritative confirmation of the effects of climate change on the region.


The findings, published in three reports by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), show Nepal's glaciers have shrunk by 21 percent and Bhutan's by 22 percent over 30 years.

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The Wall Street-climate change connection

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A new study exposes the role of the big banks in financing dirty coal...
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Climate deal doesn't make things worse -- or better

Climate deal doesn't make things worse -- or better | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The hard-fought deal at a global climate conference in South Africa keeps talks alive but doesn't address the core problem: The world's biggest carbon polluters aren't willing to cut emissions of greenhouse gases enough to stave off dangerous...
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Hope fades for meaningful deal at Durban climate talks | Climate Change | Deutsche Welle | 10.12.2011

Hope fades for meaningful deal at Durban climate talks | Climate Change | Deutsche Welle | 10.12.2011 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
European representatives worry climate talks in Durban could be set to collapse. There's no breakthrough on the horizon and delegates remain deeply divided.
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Expanding dead zones are shrinking tropical blue marlin habitat

Expanding dead zones are shrinking tropical blue marlin habitat | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists sound an alarm that expanding ocean dead zones are shrinking the habitat for high value fish such as marlins, other billfish and tunas in the tropical northeast Atlantic Ocean.
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Will Canada be left behind on climate change?

Will Canada be left behind on climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ottawa’s position that it won’t agree to Kyoto or talk about a legally binding deal until 2015 is swinging a wrecking ball through the Durban conference...
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Is Accuracy Being Frozen Out of the BBC's Climate Change Coverage?

Is Accuracy Being Frozen Out of the BBC's Climate Change Coverage? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The final episode of Frozen Planet featured narrator Sir David Attenborough as he explained the ways in which shrinking ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctic are radically changing life at the poles for all species, including humans.
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Food firms urge government action on climate change

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Government support is “essential” to tackle the negative effects of climate change on the food and drink industry, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
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Spreading the global warming gospel

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A climatologist in West Texas takes on skeptics with scientific data — and her own faith as an evangelical Christian.

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Unusual winter weather may be connected to rapid Arctic climate change, report warns

Unusual winter weather may be connected to rapid Arctic climate change, report warns | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Rapid Arctic climate change, with its associated loss of sea ice and ecological impacts, may already be influencing weather and climate patterns in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Climate Changes Faster than Species Can Adapt

The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of climate change between now and 2100 because the climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt, according to a newly published study...
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Climate change will be good for Britain's growers says Met Office - Telegraph

Climate change will be good for Britain's growers says Met Office - Telegraph | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change will be good for British farming, according to a new Met Office
report, that found most agricultural will become more productive as
temperatures rise.
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Climate Change Killing Womens' Livelihoods - IPS ipsnews.net

Climate Change Killing Womens' Livelihoods - IPS ipsnews.net | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Talata Nsor, a 54-year-old woman from Bolgatanga community in Northern
Ghana, has been weaving the cultural Bolga baskets, which are named after her
community, her entire life.
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