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World's big trees are dying: Alarming increase in death rates among trees 100-300 years old

World's big trees are dying: Alarming increase in death rates among trees 100-300 years old | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The largest living organisms on the planet, the big, old trees that harbor and sustain countless birds and other wildlife, are dying.
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The impact of warmer winters

The impact of warmer winters | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Statistically speaking, the downhill ski resort industry lost $1.07 billion over the past 11 years due to lower snowfall and warming trends, according to this study. If lawmakers move forward under a high-emissions scenario (which basically means furthering the current policies), only four out of 14 major resorts in the northeastern U.S. would remain profitable by 2100. Likewise, under the same scenario, snowpack in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges would decrease by as much as 70 percent.

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IPCC predictions: Then versus now — The Daily Climate

IPCC predictions: Then versus now — The Daily Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Scientists will tell you: There are no perfect computer models. All are incomplete representations of nature, with uncertainty built into them. But one thing is certain: Several fundamental projections found in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports have consistently underestimated real-world observations, potentially leaving world governments at doubt as to how to guide climate policy.

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Middle East faces extreme climate change

Middle East faces extreme climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Earth matters: Temperatures up to 6°C higher are likely to be among the most serious impacts brought about by changes in the climate, a World Bank report notes in Doha.
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Bill McKibben: Connecting the Dots on Climate Change

Bill McKibben: Connecting the Dots on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

"We should not have called it Hurricane Sandy. We should have called it Hurricane Exxon," says climate activist Bill McKibben. In the aftermath of a superstorm, Americans are finally making the connection between the changing weather and our fossil fuel addiction. McKibben took a break from his "Do the Math" tour, which calls on universities and other organizations to divest from the fossil fuel industry, to discuss the pressing structural changes we need to slow our warming planet.

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Guangzhou’s bus system wins UN award

Guangzhou’s bus system wins UN award | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The bus rapid-transit system in Guangzhou, the capital of South China’s Guangdong province, stood out from among 100 applicants around the globe and was selected as one of this year’s nine Lighthouse Activities.
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Mountain Pine Beetles are Turning Up the Heat on Climate Change

Mountain Pine Beetles are Turning Up the Heat on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The mountain pine beetle infestations of the past decade are a clear and tangible demonstration of climate change, and they have resulted in widespread pine tree deaths across the western U.S.  A new article published last week is now indicating...
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Climate change serious for India, says expert

Climate change serious for India, says expert | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Terming the current global climate change scenario as “serious times”, a US environmental law expert on Wednesday cautioned that the rise in sea level in the Indian Ocean could make cities like Kolkata and Mumbai vulnerable.

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Perth's sea levels on the rise

Perth's sea levels on the rise | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Sea levels on the Perth coastline are rising at three times the global average, the latest State of Australian Cities report shows.
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Urban sprawl and climate change issues for Perth

Urban sprawl and climate change issues for Perth | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Conservation Council says new data should be a wake up call to tackle Perth's urban sprawl and climate change, with 50 days over 35 degrees last year and rainfall drying up.
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World's largest miner spooked by climate change

World's largest miner spooked by climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

BHP Billiton – the mining giant with massive coal interests – is laying out its own cash rebuilding a coastal facility to cope with climate change.

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Colombia's cities risk deluge from changes in Andes climate

Colombia's cities risk deluge from changes in Andes climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

La Niña – the weather pattern that causes unusually cold ocean surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific – has been blamed as the immediate culprit. But scientists believe climate change is also a factor in the flooding that has affected three quarters of Colombia in the past two years, cost billions of dollars and left hundreds dead.

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Women work to slow impacts of climate change as UN sponsored solar engineers | WNN – Women News Network

Women work to slow impacts of climate change as UN sponsored solar engineers | WNN – Women News Network | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Solar Sister is one of nine projects backed by the United Nations’ Momentum for Change initiative that will be featured at this year’s UN climate negotiations in Doha. Other projects include the introduction of electric vehicles in Sri Lanka, energy-efficient brick production in Peru, and water purification in Kenya.

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Denmark Takes the Lead in Combating Climate Change

Denmark Takes the Lead in Combating Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A new report recognizes Denmark’s energy policy as a decisive step towards a green transition and the fight against climate change.

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Special Report: IPCC, assessing climate risks, consistently underestimates

Special Report: IPCC, assessing climate risks, consistently underestimates | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Checking 20 years of projections by the foremost global climate science panel against reality finds that the group has consistently underestimated the pace and impacts of climate change – with severe consequences for the public it is tasked to inform.

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A human-caused climate change signal emerges from the noise - environmentalresearchweb

By comparing simulations from 20 different computer models to satellite observations, Lawrence Livermore climate scientists and colleagues from 16 other organizations have found that tropospheric and stratospheric temperature changes are clearly related to human activities. See simulation (.mov).

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NASA predicts climate change will lead to more U.S. wildfires

NASA predicts climate change will lead to more U.S. wildfires | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If you think climate change has no correlation with wildfires, think again!
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Inuit want “immediate action” on climate change: ICC

Inuit want “immediate action” on climate change: ICC | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Inuit Circumpolar Council also want a "green fund" to help with adaptation to environmental change

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All-Star Team Signs On For Climate Change Series

All-Star Team Signs On For Climate Change Series | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Showtime has announced plans to address climate change in a new documentary series.
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U.N. Secretary General: Developed World Has 'Most Of The Responsibility' To Address Climate Change

U.N. Secretary General: Developed World Has 'Most Of The Responsibility' To Address Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rich countries are to blame for climate change and should take the lead in forging a global climate pact by 2015, a deadline that "must be met," the head of the United Nations said Wednesday.
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Water Fight: Drought, Farming, Fracking And The Midwest's Tense Shipping Situation

Water Fight: Drought, Farming, Fracking And The Midwest's Tense Shipping Situation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Politicians across the Midwest are continuing to press the President to declare a state of emergency on the Mississippi River to allow barge traffic to...
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Canada ranked as worst performer in the developed world on climate change

Canada trailed only by Kazakhstan, Iran and Saudi Arabia in 2013 climate change performance index...
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Prepare economy for #climatechange 'war'

Prepare economy for #climatechange 'war' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A world specialist in the effects of climate change and fishing says Australia's fish stocks are already moving further south because of global warming.
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Frog scientist speaks of environmental peril, amphibian mass extinction

Frog scientist speaks of environmental peril, amphibian mass extinction | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Frogs, toads and salamanders are all over the place in the Lowcountry, slinking through wetlands, choraling from trees, even sticking to windows.
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