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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Delhi, Mumbai among cities most at risk from climate change

Delhi, Mumbai among cities most at risk from climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Time is running out for many developing countries like India to protect their growing cities against future environmental risks and resource scarcity, a report by engineering and design consultancy Atkins showed on Wednesday..
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Poor hit by climate damage despite adaptation

Poor hit by climate damage despite adaptation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of poor farmers surveyed in countries from Bangladesh to Micronesia say they are experiencing losses despite efforts to adapt to shifting conditions...
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Climate Change Will Make Some Companies Extremely Rich—But Which Ones?

Climate Change Will Make Some Companies Extremely Rich—But Which Ones? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A warming planet is the surest bet on earth. 

The right idea to fight it -- or prepare to live in it -- is an unbeatable long-range investment

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How the myth of oil abundance impedes progress on climate change

How the myth of oil abundance impedes progress on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It is poor strategy to reinforce the myth of fossil fuel abundance when doing so actually makes many people less open to such an argument, Cobb writes.
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Nations Stand Before 'Climate Fiscal Cliff'

Nations Stand Before 'Climate Fiscal Cliff' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As nearly 200 countries meet in oil-and-gas-rich Qatar for annual talks starting Monday on slowing global warming, one of the main challenges will be raising climate aid for poor countries at a time when budgets are strained by...
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Doubts on $30 Billion Climate Aid Threaten UN Talks

Doubts on $30 Billion Climate Aid Threaten UN Talks | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Doubts mounted about whether developed nations honored a pledge to deliver $30 billion in aid for fighting and defend against climate change after two analysts estimated different amounts had been paid out.
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Trees are shedding leaves later than usual

Trees are shedding leaves later than usual | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that the end of the Northern Hemisphere growing season has shifted to later in the year.
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Infrastructure must adapt to climate change

Infrastructure must adapt to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Canada's infrastructure challenge is not just dealing with aging roads and bridges, but preparing infrastructure to withstand climate change as well.
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Climate change has implications for defence

Much has been written about climate change, especially about its causes. The Canadian scholars and scientists authoring this climate work are world-class; however, what is missing in the discourse are the implications to Canada's national security.

 

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Global solidarity a must in upcoming climate change talks, says UN rights expert

Global solidarity a must in upcoming climate change talks, says UN rights expert | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Ahead of new climate change talks next week, an independent United Nations human rights expert today called on countries to rally behind the idea of helping those less able to deal with the impacts of this global problem.
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Timeline: How the World Found Out about Global Warming

(Reuters) - A U.N. conference in Qatar next week is the latest attempt to combat global warming after mounting evidence that human activity is disrupting the climate.Here is a timeline of the road to action on global warming:300 BC - Theophrastus,...
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Future ban on bee-killing pesticides investigated

Future ban on bee-killing pesticides investigated | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is examining the possibility of banning the controversial nerve-agent pesticides increasingly implicated in the decline of bees and other pollinating insects.
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Climate talks factbox: major nations' positions

Climate talks factbox: major nations' positions | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
More than 190 countries are meeting in Doha, Qatar, from November 26 to December 7 to make progress on a new deal to fight climate change, due to be agreed by 2015 and come into force in 2020.
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The top of the world is melting

The top of the world is melting | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Artic permafrost is melting, releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The world now has to rethink how it tackles climate change.
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US soars up list of climate-impacted countries

US soars up list of climate-impacted countries | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Asia and Latin America were hardest hit by flooding and other severe weather in 2011, but vulnerability is also rising in the US...
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Climate change threat looms over ski industry

Climate change threat looms over ski industry | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Last year’s dismal winter had ski areas worried that people would be skittish about hitting the slopes this season.
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UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: US defends 'enormous' climate efforts

UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: US defends 'enormous' climate efforts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
US defended its track record on fighting climate change on Monday at UN talks, saying it's making ``enormous'' efforts to slow global warming and help the poor nations most affected by it.
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China Releases Climate Change Report

China Releases Climate Change Report | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
China on Wednesday published a report detailing the actions and policies it had taken on climate change in 2011.
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The Climate Question: Degrees of Change

The Climate Question: Degrees of Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As delegates gather in Doha for COP18, we examine communities on the front line of global warming.
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Mental Health, Another Victim of Climate Change

Mental Health, Another Victim of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Mental Health, Another Victim of Climate Change - “The city looked as if it had been bombed. On the way to my office, I passed people who had the same shocked look on their faces as I did.
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Climate change in numbers

Climate change in numbers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The global average temperature has risen 0.74 degrees Celsius (1.3 deg Fahrenheit) in the century to 2005, according to a benchmark 2007 report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Passed The Point Of Averting Worst Effects Of Climate Change

Passed The Point Of Averting Worst Effects Of Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor: Global greenhouse-gas emissions already have passed the point where the worst effects of global warming could be averted, and they are still rising, according to the third annual United Nations...
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Missing Sea Ice Could Hurt Emperor Penguins

Missing Sea Ice Could Hurt Emperor Penguins | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Emperor penguins depend on sea ice to rest in between dives while foraging for food, and as it disappears due to climate change, they could be hurt.
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CLIMATE CHANGE: When the damage is done

CLIMATE CHANGE: When the damage is done | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
UN climate change talks in Doha could be on the verge of adding a focus on...
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`Mistrust between rich, poor nations on climate change`

`Mistrust between rich, poor nations on climate change` | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
There is a lot of mistrust among developed and developing countries on various issues ahead of the United Nations (UN) climate change talks that start in Qatar next week, said a senior UN official.
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