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Asia responding to future of climate change

Associated Press: Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits. Millions of people in the region have already been displaced by floods and droughts thought related to global warming, a United Nations scientific panel said in a report meant to guide policymakers and form the foundation for a new climate treaty due next… Continue reading

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Some Trees Use Less Water Amid Rising Carbon Dioxide, Paper Says

New York Times: The fate of the world’s forests on a warming planet has long been one of the great unanswered questions about climate change. Continue reading

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Climate Change vs Terrorism and the Costs of Inaction

Energy Collective: At the turn of this century drought set in in the American Southwest, which persists to this day. Without water, all living things cease to exist. Even as the Southwest and other parts of the planet are parched by a warming planet, other parts are saturated by moisture that originally was evaporated from overheating dry latitudes and the oceans Continue reading

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Climate change touching Indiana Dunes, researchers say

Post-Tribune: The warming planet is affecting Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. From lower water levels in Lake Michigan to declining food sources for the endangered Karner Blue butterfly, climate change is having an impact on the national park. That was the message Saturday during a program at the Douglas Center in Gary’s Miller neighborhood presented by Joy Marburger, a research coordinator with the Great Lakes Research and Education Center based at the lakeshore Continue reading

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Gore links Great Lakes problems to climate change

Associated Press: Former Vice President Al Gore says dealing with the climate change crisis is essential to fixing some of the environmental problems plaguing the Great Lakes. Gore drew links between results of a warming planet and regional issues affecting the lakes in a speech Thursday in Detroit during the annual meeting of the International Joint Commission, a U.S.-Canadian agency that advises both nations on shared waterways. Continue reading

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The Global Food Crisis, Mapped

New York Times: Oxfam, the anti-hunger group, has been running a campaign to call attention to the global food crisis, its consequences and its potential solutions. Continue reading

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Damaging the Earth to Feed Its People

New York Times: On a warming planet, humanity faces a great challenge in feeding itself at reasonable cost in the coming century, as I explain in Sunday’s paper. An issue I raise only in passing in the article is that agriculture itself is one of the earth`s greatest environmental threats. To put a finer point on it, farming and livestock grazing are not just potential victims of climate change — they are major causes of it. Continue reading

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Damaging the Earth to Feed Its People

New York Times: On a warming planet, humanity faces a great challenge in feeding itself at reasonable cost in the coming century, as I explain in Sunday’s paper. An issue I raise only in passing in the article is that agriculture itself is one of the earth`s greatest environmental threats Continue reading

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Heavy snowstorms consistent with a warming planet, scientist says

Tahoe Daily Tribune: -Global warming could make record-setting snowstorms in some parts of the country more common, but not in the Sierra Nevada, according to scientists with the Union for Concerned Scientists. “Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a warming planet,” said Jeff Masters, director of meteorology for www.wunder ground.com, in a statement from the Union. “In fact, as the Earth gets warmer, and more moisture gets absorbed into the atmosphere, we are steadily loading the dice in favor of more extreme… Continue reading

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Global warming means more snowstorms: scientists

Agence France-Presse: Climate change is not only making the planet warmer, it is also making snowstorms stronger and more frequent, US scientists said on Tuesday. Continue reading

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