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Lingering Stress Hints at the Next Giant Earthquake in Chile

Lingering Stress Hints at the Next Giant Earthquake in Chile | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
A section of the South American tectonic plate holds the potential for a massive quake in the near future
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Serious About Addressing Climate Change? It’s Time to Get Serious About Changing Your Diet

Serious About Addressing Climate Change? It’s Time to Get Serious About Changing Your Diet | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
Did you know livestock production accounts for 51 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions annually? This makes livestock production the leading cause of climate change, yet all signs point to the fact that based on global diet trends, these numbers are only poised to grow.
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UK’s winter floods strengthen belief humans causing climate change – poll

UK’s winter floods strengthen belief humans causing climate change – poll | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
Britons say they are more convinced climate is changing and that humans are the main cause
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Antarctic sea ice growth does not negate climate change, scientists say

Antarctic sea ice growth does not negate climate change, scientists say | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
This year, Antarctic sea ice has expanded its frigid reach with unprecedented speed, setting records in June and July. By the time spring punctures the long Antarctic night, 2014 stands a decent chance of topping 2012 and 2013, which each broke records of maximum total ice extent.
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If We Release a Small Fraction of Arctic Carbon, 'We're Fucked': Climatologist

If We Release a Small Fraction of Arctic Carbon, 'We're Fucked': Climatologist | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
Dr. Jason Box knows the Arctic, he knows climate change, and he knows how to pull no punches when engaging the public.
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Napa Valley Quake Due To Lesser-Known Fault

Napa Valley Quake Due To Lesser-Known Fault | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
A new European satellite shows how the ground moved during the magnitude 6.0 earthquake and helps determine what caused it.
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There is a 99.999 percent chance humans are causing climate change

There is a 99.999 percent chance humans are causing climate change | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
The 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report noted that it is "extremely likely" that climate change is being driven by humans:
It is extremely likely [defined as 95-100 percent certainty] that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic [human-caused] increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and other anthropogenic forcings together. [IPCC]
But a new paper by Philip Kokic, Steven Crimp, and Mark Howden published in the journal Climate Risk Management and focusing in depth on historical climate records puts the certainty even higher.
Investigating the large rise in temperatures in recent years — July 2014 was the 353rd consecutive month in which global land and ocean average surface temperature exceeded the 20th-century monthly average — the authors of the paper used a statistical model to deduce that there is "less than one chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions" warming the climate.
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The Arctic Sea Ice Problem Is Actually Worse — Not Better — Than We Thought

The Arctic Sea Ice Problem Is Actually Worse — Not Better — Than We Thought | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
Ice matters. Here's why.
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An Undeniable Link: Glacial Melt and Man-Made Climate Change

An Undeniable Link: Glacial Melt and Man-Made Climate Change | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
While a number of our politicians continue to deny man-made climate change is a reality, new figures reveal that human-caused climate warming is the single biggest driving force of glacial melt.
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Activity at Bárðarbunga: is Another Icelandic Volcano About to Erupt? - Decoded Science

Activity at Bárðarbunga: is Another Icelandic Volcano About to Erupt? - Decoded Science | World at Risk - Y12 HKN | Scoop.it
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Activity at Bárðarbunga: is Another Icelandic Volcano About to Erupt?
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