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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Revealed: the coal industry’s plan to devastate the climate

Revealed: the coal industry’s plan to devastate the climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It’s been quite a week.In this lead up to the UN climate conference in Doha which starts Monday, there was news almost every day about soaring CO2 emissions and the threat of catastrophic climate change.On Monday, the World Bank issued an exceptional...
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Climate Change, Extinctions and Edges

Climate Change, Extinctions and Edges | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A lesser-known and more subtle consequence of climate change is that local colonies at the southern edge of a North American species' distribution may become locally extinct as temperatures rise.
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Contrary to Popular Belief Scientists are United on Climate Change

Contrary to Popular Belief Scientists are United on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
a review of all 13950 climate change articles on the Web of Science; 99% of which accept that global warming is real.
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Tomorrow Is Too Late for Adaptation to Climate Change

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Tomorrow Is Too Late for Adaptation to Climate Change - You can still see broken plates, toys, books and some photographs among the rubble that was once the homes of Rey Antonio Acosta’s family and other families in Mar Verde, the beach community ...
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Baby name trends for 2013 inspired by climate change and ancient Roman gods

Baby name trends for 2013  inspired by climate change and ancient Roman gods | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
"STORM, can you give Thor a hand while I change Winter's nappy, please?
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Last 22 Gobi Bears Endangered by Climate Change in Mongolia

Last 22 Gobi Bears Endangered by Climate Change in Mongolia | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Even as the ice-dwelling polar bear is threatened by climate change, so, too, is another bear that lives in a completely different habitat. In this case ...
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Fossil Fuel Fury: Climate Change Activist Barnstorms Through 21 Towns Inciting Fiscal Revolution

Fossil Fuel Fury: Climate Change Activist Barnstorms Through 21 Towns Inciting Fiscal Revolution | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
There's no way the ordinary citizen could possibly understand the threat of climate change by getting their news from mainstream media, no worries. 350.org's revered enviro-guru Bill McKibben makes housecalls.
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What Climate Change Will Mean for the California Desert

What Climate Change Will Mean for the California Desert | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Hotter temperatures, the extinction of Joshua trees, more dust storms, and more could become the new normal.
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Warming Lakes: Climate Change and Variability Drive Low Water Levels on the Great Lakes

Warming Lakes: Climate Change and Variability Drive Low Water Levels on the Great Lakes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
  For people living around the Great Lakes, water levels this past month have appeared much lower than many will remember. The upper Great Lakes reached near-record low water levels in October.
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Climate change a 'real and present danger,' Kent says

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Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent thinks recent extreme weather events are forcing politicians in both Canada and the U.S. to focus on the issue of climate change, and that includes members of his Conservative government's cabinet.
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The Weird Coalition Sounding the Alarm on Global Warming

The Weird Coalition Sounding the Alarm on Global Warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Who would've thought that a Big Four accounting firm, the CIA, and now The World Bank would be some of the loudest voices calling for action on global warming?
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Why the New Ken Burns Documentary on the Dust Bowl Has Lessons to Teach Us

Why the New Ken Burns Documentary on the Dust Bowl Has Lessons to Teach Us | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The U.S. experienced the worst drought in half a century this year. But it's nothing compared to the man-made devastation of the Dust Bowl, as a new documentary shows.
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Indigenous people direct victims of climate change

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KARACHI - Speakers at a seminar on ‘Climate change: Impacts on Livelihood, Marine and Coastal Resources’ said on Saturday that indigenous people were direct victims of climate change and the state had failed to provide required protection to the...
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US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

US roads, airports unready for extreme weather | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more catastrophes...
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Climate Change Causes Insurers to Rethink Price of Risk After Hurricane Sandy

Climate Change Causes Insurers to Rethink Price of Risk After Hurricane Sandy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The insurance industry looks at historical data, old and new, in order to assess the risk for potential disasters and put a price on premiums.
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UNEP: The 2020 climate change deal is too late for drastic carbon cuts

UNEP: The 2020 climate change deal is too late for drastic carbon cuts | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The organisation’s chief scientist Professor Joseph Alcamo says ambitious CO2 reductions are needed now if we are to stay within the 2°C limit of warming.
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What Climate Change Is Bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner

What Climate Change Is Bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

When the pilgrims gathered for their first Thanksgiving in 1621, their harvest included eel, cod, American chestnuts, and maybe even bald eagle. Needless to say, today's spread looks very different, but those original species didn’t fare so well in later centuries after encountering pollution, overfishing, invasive fungi, and pesticides. Our current holiday menu has been taking some environmental hits as well. Times and tastes change, but all of this makes me wonder whether today’s Thanksgiving favorites will make it to the table in the climate-altered centuries to come.

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What Climate Change and Rising Seas Mean to the California Coastline

What Climate Change and Rising Seas Mean to the California Coastline | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Val Zavala talks to Joshua Willis, a climate scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and an expert on the role of oceans in the world's climate.
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New model says science under-estimates climate change

New model says science under-estimates climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
John Fasullo's trying to get some of the uncertainty out of predicting climate change. He says many of our current models aren't accurate, and are being used to under-represent the consequences of our warming planet.
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Climate shift 'evident in Europe'

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The effects of climate change are already evident across Europe and the situation is projected to get worse, warns the European Environment Agency.
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What Will Climate Change Do to Our Past?

What Will Climate Change Do to Our Past? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are combing California's coast, searching for artifacts before they're lost to rising seas.
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Iowa scientists: Climate change caused the drought

Iowa scientists: Climate change caused the drought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
More than 130 Iowa college and university scientists warned that without changes, Iowans will face more extreme weather...
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CIA climate-change unit closes its doors

CIA climate-change unit closes its doors | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Central Intelligence Agency has shuttered its Center on Climate Change and National Security, an office created in 2009 to serve as the “focal point” of the agency’s work on the topic.
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World Bank fears 4.0 degree warming

World Bank fears 4.0 degree warming | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
THE World Bank has warned that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.
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Energy Independence for America Is a Worthy Goal — But It’s a Death Wish If We Do It with Oil & Gas

Energy Independence for America Is a Worthy Goal — But It’s a Death Wish If We Do It with Oil & Gas | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By Tara Lohan / Alternet  / Nov. 14, 2012  Can we drill our way to energy independence? Republicans (and some Democrats) have long proclaimed we can — and now a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the U.S.
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