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Downsides and options of a changing climate
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Climate Change and the American Political Agenda

Climate Change and the American Political Agenda | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate has never been an easy issue for the American political system. We do much better with problems that have a geographic home, can be seen and felt, and have an immediate visible impact.
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Why The Dice Are Loaded Against Telling The Climate Change Story To Americans

Why The Dice Are Loaded Against Telling The Climate Change Story To Americans | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The case for global climate change is based on probabilities, not certainties. How probable do causes of complex problems have to be before the public finds them intuitive?
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Mitigating climate change won’t stop ocean rises - University World News

Even with substantial cuts to the emissions of greenhouse gases, sea levels will continue to rise for centuries to come, according to researchers at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Bushfires, rising seas to lash Vic: report

Bushfires and heatwaves will hit Victoria more often, and rising seas will threaten beaches and thousands of properties, a new climate change report says.
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Searing heat taking its toll on wild animals

Searing heat taking its toll on wild animals | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Sometimes, it's the youngest who suffer worst in an exceptionally hot, dry summer like this one.
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UN urges int’l community not to turn its back on Tuvalu over climate change

UN urges int’l community not to turn its back on Tuvalu over climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A United Nations independent expert on Thursday called on the international community to not turn its back on the small island State of Tuvalu, where communities are being seriously affected by climate change.

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Drought in U.S. Worsens, With No Relief in Sight

Drought in U.S. Worsens, With No Relief in Sight | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The U.S. drought intensified last week, covering a huge swath of the lower 48 states. Forecasts show continued heat and dry weather.
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Average Chinese person's carbon footprint now equals European's

Average Chinese person's carbon footprint now equals European's | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The per capita emissions of the world's largest national emitter is almost on a par with the European average, new figures show...
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Drought In Danger Of Beaching Mississippi Barges : NPR

The drought that's impacting much the country is drying up crops and now rivers. The Mississippi River is experiencing water levels low enough to affect barge traffic.
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Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Extreme Heat, Study Finds

Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Extreme Heat, Study Finds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
According to a new study, dry weather increases the odds for extreme heat in many parts of the world, including the U.S.
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Swinomish Tribe Works to Adapt to Shrinking Salmon Supply

Swinomish Tribe Works to Adapt to Shrinking Salmon Supply | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Washington salmon depend on the cold water from glacial lakes to survive.
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Do Oceans Hold The Key To Fighting Climate Change?

Do Oceans Hold The Key To Fighting Climate Change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
* Carbon, absorbed by algae, sinks to the ocean bed-study * Authors of the study say more experiments needed * Doubts remain over possible damage to marine life By Alister Doyle OSLO, July...
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Parents Need to Act Against Climate Change for Their Kids’ Sake

Parents Need to Act Against Climate Change for Their Kids’ Sake | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Droughts, heat waves—with the evidence mounting of major climate change, why aren’t parents taking action to protect their children from its dire effects?
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Loading the climate dice

Loading the climate dice | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

It's hard for people to stay focussed on climate change without an extreme weather event, but a disaster is already happening.

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Victoria, Australia, warned of more bushfires, less rainfall as climate change takes hold

Victoria, Australia, warned of more bushfires, less rainfall as climate change takes hold | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Climate Commission is warning of a greater risk of bushfires in Victoria as climate change takes hold. The commission has released a report on the expected impacts of climate change in Victoria, where rainfall is already declining.
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Top Ten Things Climate Change Is Making Worse Right Now

Top Ten Things Climate Change Is Making Worse Right Now | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By Rebecca Leber and Ellie Sandmeyer The onslaught of extreme weather and record temperatures this year have had an impact on people globally, directly through drought and temperature, and more indirectly impacting food prices and public...
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Dazzling Map Reveals Rising Menace Of U.S. Fires

Dazzling Map Reveals Rising Menace Of U.S. Fires | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: A new map, done up in blazing color, plots more than a decade's worth of the massive fires that have hit the United States, offering a revealing portrait of an increasingly common menace.
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Climate change opens up Arctic fisheries – but should Canada cut bait?

Climate change opens up Arctic fisheries – but should Canada cut bait? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Northern communities need the business, but experts fear ecological disaster as Ottawa halts research...
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Climate shifts may strand weather-dependent ecosystems

Climate shifts may strand weather-dependent ecosystems | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is pushing British Columbia’s ecosystems – and its productive forests – farther and farther out of sync with the weather conditions they need in order to thrive, new research suggests.
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#367 Elephants mourn human friend | This gives me hope

#367 Elephants mourn human friend | This gives me hope | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In 2003 Lawrence Anthony drove through war-torn Baghdad to rescue the remaining animals in the city’s zoo. For years fought to preserve rhinos from p...
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Little relief forecast for drought-damaged US crops - Planet Ark

Little relief forecast for drought-damaged US crops - Planet Ark | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Midday weather updates on Wednesday indicate more hot, dry weather for the US Midwest, where corn and soybean crops are rapidly deteriorating amid the harshest drought in more than half a century.
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Glaciers in the Himalayas are shrinking rapidly, says study

Glaciers in the Himalayas are shrinking rapidly, says study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A majority of glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau and the surrounding regions are retreating, according to a study published recently in Nature Climate Change. The Tibetan Plateau and surrounding regions contain most of the world’s glaciers outside the polar region. The total glacier area in this region is 100,000 square kilometres.

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Nature Climate Change Publishes Report on Water Management in Tropical Areas

Nature Climate Change has recently published a research report highlighting how water systems in the humid tropical areas are on the brink of rapid change that will endanger the people of the area because of the risk of contamination of drinking...
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Northwest 'Salmon People' Face Future Without Fish | PBS NewsHour | July 18, 2012

Northwest 'Salmon People' Face Future Without Fish | PBS NewsHour | July 18, 2012 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For Northwest tribes, salmon fishing is a way of life. But changes in the climate may be pushing the fish toward extinction. Together with KCTS9 and EarthFix, NewsHour visited the Swinomish Indian reservation to see how they are coping.
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Climate Change Threatens The Tribe From 'Twilight'

Climate Change Threatens The Tribe From 'Twilight' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Washington's Quileute tribe, thrust into the spotlight by the "Twilight" series,' has been in a struggle to reclaim land threatened by floods and sea level rise. Together with KCTS9 and EarthFix, NewsHour visited the tribe to hear their story.
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