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Analysis: Evidence for climate extremes, costs, gets more local

Analysis: Evidence for climate extremes, costs, gets more local | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are finding evidence that man-made climate change has raised the risks of individual weather events, such as floods or heatwaves, marking a big step towards pinpointing local...
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Climate Change Linked to Ozone Loss: May Result in More Skin Cancer -- Environmental Protection

Climate Change Linked to Ozone Loss: May Result in More Skin Cancer -- Environmental Protection | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For decades, scientists have known that the effects of global climate change could have a potentially devastating impact across the globe, but Harvard researchers say there is now evidence that it may also have a dramatic impact on public health.
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Canada, of all places, should understand climate change

Canada, of all places, should understand climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Despite clear evidence all around us, our government rarely speaks about the issue...
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Climate Change And The Soothing Message Of Luke-Warmism

Climate Change And The Soothing Message Of Luke-Warmism | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
by Clive Hamilton, via The Conversation We are familiar with the tactics, arguments, and personnel of the denial industry.
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Climate change in Greenland puzzles scientists

Climate change in Greenland puzzles scientists | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Nearly all of Greenland’s massive ice sheet suddenly started melting this month, a freak event that surprised scientists. Even Greenland’s coldest and highest place, Summit station, showed melting.
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Climate Change on the Alaska Highway : Discovery News

Climate Change on the Alaska Highway : Discovery News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A 70-year-old highway linking Alaska and Canada is showing signs of a problem with potentially global consequences.

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Cartoon: On climate change, an ounce of science becomes a ton of denial

Cartoon: On climate change, an ounce of science becomes a ton of denial | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An editorial cartoon by Mark Wilson about the potential for an ounce of climate change science to become a ton of denial in the hands of politicians.
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Climate Emergency Action Plan: Five Ways We Can Still Avert Catastrophe

Climate Emergency Action Plan: Five Ways We Can Still Avert Catastrophe | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis. But we\u2019ll need a World War II-level mobilization. And we\u2019ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
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Mexico's climate law to face challenge under new president

Mexico's climate law to face challenge under new president | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO, July 24 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Mexico's new president is unlikely to implement much of the sweeping climate change law signed in June by outgoing President Felipe Calderon amid inevitable...
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Shrinking glaciers: A chronology of climate change (w/ Video)

Shrinking glaciers: A chronology of climate change (w/ Video) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
During the last ice age, glaciers dominated New Zealand’s Southern Alps until warming temperatures some 20,000 years ago sent them into retreat.
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The Missing Link: Droughts, the Economy and Climate Change - Forbes

The Missing Link: Droughts, the Economy and Climate Change - Forbes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse (right) discusses the drought with an alfalfa farmer in Paulding County, Ohio. Photo Credit: USDA/ Christina Reed The effects of the vast drought afflicting America’s farm belt are rippling across the economy.
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Bacteria outbreak in Northern Europe due to ocean warming, study says

Bacteria outbreak in Northern Europe due to ocean warming, study says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Manmade climate change is the main driver behind the unexpected emergence of a group of bacteria in northern Europe which can cause gastroenteritis, new research by a group of international experts shows.

The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Sunday, provided some of the first firm evidence that the warming patterns of the Baltic Sea have coincided with the emergence of Vibrio infections in northern Europe.


Vibrios is a group of bacteria which usually grow in warm and tropical marine environments. The bacteria can cause various infections in humans, ranging from cholera to gastroenteritis-like symptoms from eating raw or undercooked shellfish or from exposure to seawater.


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Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is...
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Climate Change Poses Many Business Risks | TriplePundit

Climate Change Poses Many Business Risks | TriplePundit | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Last year set records for economic and insured losses caused by natural catastrophes.
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Greenland's ice melting fast as Frontline predicted during its climate change TV shows | HULIQ

Greenland's ice melting fast as Frontline predicted during its climate change TV shows | HULIQ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Even die-hard Republicans - who once said global warming was “hog wash” – may now admit that climate change is to blame for NASA’s warning that nearly all of Greenland’s ice pack is melting.
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USDA Sec. Vilsack’s Climate Self-Censorship Draws Outrage From American Farmers

USDA Sec. Vilsack’s Climate Self-Censorship Draws Outrage From American Farmers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

In multiple press appearances last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack dodged questions about what drought-stricken farmers need to know about climate change. Speaking before the White House press corps, Vilsack refused to answer questions by Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York Times and Bill Plante of CBS News about the connections between climate change and the current drought.

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Loss of Arctic sea ice '70% man-made'

Loss of Arctic sea ice '70% man-made' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Study finds only 30% of radical loss of summer sea ice is due to natural variability in Atlantic – and it will probably get worse...
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Things Climate Change Just Might Ruin For Your Kids

Things Climate Change Just Might Ruin For Your Kids | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

From chocolate to our favorite island getaways, a variety of studies suggest that many of the things and places that we most enjoy may be gone if we stay on this path. Below is a list of some of the things that may be changed or ruined for future generations based on suggested effects of climate change. There is an element of speculation in this list, as predictions are difficult to determine.

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Climate change and the American West

Climate change and the American West | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Fires and drought point to a new normal for the region...
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Heaviest Rains in 60 Years Flood Beijing, 25 Dead (Video)

Heaviest Rains in 60 Years Flood Beijing, 25 Dead (Video) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Torrential rains in Beijing on Saturday -- the most in 60 years, since the city began to keep records -- have left 37 dead.
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Climate Change Affecting Native Communities

Climate Change Affecting Native Communities | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Native American and Alaska Native leaders told of villages being under water because of coastal erosion, droughts and more, drawing attention to how climate change is affecting tribal communities.
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'Global Weirdness,' Climate Central's Book Debut

'Global Weirdness,' Climate Central's Book Debut | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It's here! The book that explains in clear, simple language what we know about climate change, how we know it, and whats left to figure out.
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US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s evasiveness on climate change and drought

US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s evasiveness on climate change and drought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

“I’m not a scientist so I’m not going to opine as to the cause of this,” Tom Vilsack said at a White House press briefing when asked about the connection between climate change and the disastrous drought now plaguing much of the United States. With the same amount of effort, and more accountability, he could have said, “Our top scientists tell us there is a connection between human-caused global warming and the likelihood of more of these severe droughts, and we need to deal with that in addition to the immediate drought-relief steps we will be taking.” 

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Environmental group targets five GOP lawmakers for climate views

Environmental group targets five GOP lawmakers for climate views | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The League of Conservation Voters will stick five House Republicans who question or deny human links to climate change with a $1. 5 million ad campaign attacking the lawmakers, Washington Post reported Monday .
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Indigenous Pacific tribes meet on climate change

Indigenous Pacific tribes meet on climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Representatives of Indigenous Pacific tribes are planning to meet on a regular basis, to share information about how their coastal communities deal with rising sea waters.
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