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Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change: study

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:11:41 -0700
By Alistair Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed. Evolution is usually omitted in scientific projections of how global warming will affect the planet in coming decades because genetic changes happen too slowly to help ...

Climate Change Summit No Shows Leave Obama and Clinton out on a Limb on Global Warming Rhetoric say Friends of Science

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:41:02 -0700
President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to ramp up the rhetoric about global warming being the greatest threat to the world, but leaders of countries like India, China and even Germany – the former bastion of green energy - will not be attending the upcoming world leaders UN Climate Summit Sept 23 in New York. “Climate has not changed,” said India’s Prime ...

Think Climate Change Is a Problem for the Future? Our Food System May Feel the Heat in a Decade

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:07:21 -0700
The new sci-fi thriller The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future depicts a world ravaged by climate change. Decades of ignoring signs of global warming have led "to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought," and the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet, a catastrophic global disaster. Similarly, voters and politicians alike are prone to taking a far-off ...

Climate change could 'fundamentally alter' US forests

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:58:10 -0700
Wildfires, insects and drought are crippling forests in the western United States' iconic Rocky Mountains, scientists warned on Wednesday, urging more efforts to stop global warming. "If left unchecked, the climate change that is driving this triple assault could fundamentally alter these forests as we know them," said the report by the Union for Concerned Scientists. Their study, based on data ...

How Not To Teach Climate Change

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:23:17 -0700
If you want to promote green behavior, inducing fear and touting science isn't the way to go. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers some recent lessons from the social psychology of climate change.

Climate change threatens New Mexico birds

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:35:48 -0700
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The few flocks of rosy finches that birders come to see at the top of... more »

PA birds threatened by climate change

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:17:46 -0700
Global warming threatens the survival of nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including many of Pennsylvania’s birds, warn National Audubon Society scientists in a groundbreaking new study released today.

The truth about climate change

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:41:26 -0700
"Can we remain indifferent before the problems associated with such realities as climate change ... loss of productivity in vast agricultural areas, the pollution of rivers and aquifers, the loss of biodiversity, the increase of natural catastrophes and the deforestation of equatorial and tropical regions?"

Climate change to increase pests in coffee crops: Expert

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:16:16 -0700
Bogota, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) Pests and diseases such as coffee berry borer, coffee rust and leaf spot disease could make a strong comeback due to drastic climate change, a scientist has warned.

Leo v. science: vanishing evidence for climate change

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:32:19 -0700
In the runup to the Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, Leonardo DiCaprio is releasing a series of films about the “climate crisis.” The first is “Carbon,” which...

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