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Soaring temperatures will raise the risk of armed conflict

Soaring temperatures will raise the risk of armed conflict | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

And in more unsettling climate related news...

 

Researchers at Stanford and elsewhere also found climate change “substantially increased” the chance of armed conflict in a small portion of cases in the past century.

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The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared

The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and other Democratic hopefuls are competing to deliver the most aggressive climate policy packages.
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Turning one greenhouse gas into another could combat climate change

Turning one greenhouse gas into another could combat climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study finds that removing methane from the atmosphere, and converting it into carbon dioxide, could combat global warming.
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Hawaii Lawmakers Look To Protect Coastline From Climate Change

Hawaii Lawmakers Look To Protect Coastline From Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The push comes as Waikiki Beach faces frequent flooding thanks to climate change's rising sea levels.
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By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska

By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Under one pessimistic climate change forecast, mosquitoes could expand their range all the way to the Arctic, redefining what we mean by 'tropical' diseases.
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Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says - The New York Times

Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change and population growth, meaning less supply and more demand, could equal an “existential threat,” England’s environment chief warned.
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One man’s two-decade quest to suck greenhouse gas out of the sky

One man’s two-decade quest to suck greenhouse gas out of the sky | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Klaus Lackner’s once wacky idea increasingly looks like an essential part of solving climate change.
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Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years

Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If we do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the weather in New York City will feel like Alabama and Los Angeles will be as hot as the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
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Greenland ice melting faster than previously though, study finds

Greenland ice melting faster than previously though, study finds | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change is causing Greenland's massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought, a new study has found, and it may be "too late" to do anything about it.
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Norway's Energy-Positive Movement to Fight Climate Change

Norway's Energy-Positive Movement to Fight Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The country now has a suite of buildings that generate more energy than they use.
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Ocean Shock: The planet's hidden climate change beneath the waves.

Ocean Shock: The planet's hidden climate change beneath the waves. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Those rising temperatures are creating an epic underwater refugee crisis among marine life.
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By 2030, We Will Pass The Point Where We Can Stop Runaway Climate Change

By 2030, We Will Pass The Point Where We Can Stop Runaway Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But a big economic transformation now could bring 65 million jobs and save 700,000 from early death linked to air pollution, says a new report.
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Supersonic Jets For The Ultra Rich Could Be A Climate Change Disaster

Supersonic Jets For The Ultra Rich Could Be A Climate Change Disaster | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The revival of the futuristic planes threatens "large environmental consequences," a new report finds.
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Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years - The New York Times

Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Some of the world's largest companies estimate they face roughly $1 trillion in climate-related risks, with most of that looming in just the next five years.
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13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why.

13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To avoid the worst risks of climate change, we need climate legislation that can harness the power of the whole economy to drive down emissions.
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A futuristic plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines

A futuristic plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The proposal would transform air-conditioning units into machines that capture carbon dioxide and transform it into fuel.The context: Air-conditioning units are energy intensive, causing emissions that contribute to rising global temperatures (which then, ironically, cause more people to buy AC units).
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Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That. - The New York Times

Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To fight climate change, the city is forcing the buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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AT&T, hit by higher natural disaster costs, unveils 30-year climate change model

AT&T, hit by higher natural disaster costs, unveils 30-year climate change model | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The announcement follows several natural disasters that cost the company $847 million since 2016, including $626 million in 2017 alone.
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Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change

Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One expert said the island mammal "is just the first of what will be countless species lost to climate change if we don’t get our pollution under control."
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72% of Americans are 'very worried' about climate change

72% of Americans are 'very worried' about climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There's a tiny silver lining to all the ridiculous weather we've been having lately.
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2018 was the ocean's hottest year ever. Here are some vital takeaways from recent studies.

The ocean soaks up 93 percent of the heat of climate change. But that heat has a big and long-lasting impact.
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Solar geoengineering could be ‘remarkably inexpensive’ – report | Environment | The Guardian

Solar geoengineering could be ‘remarkably inexpensive’ – report | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Spreading particles in stratosphere to fight climate change may cost $2bn a year
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Geoengineering Is Inevitable

Geoengineering Is Inevitable | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Here’s what’s going to happen: Every year for the foreseeable future, scientists, activists, and citizens concerned about climate change will have a discussion in one form or another about geoengineering. There will be editorials and vague proposals in journals; there will be think pieces on the need not to do it, but to talk about it. These will increase in volume and urgency as our situation becomes ever clearer, perhaps starting right now, with the release of the latest and most dire Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
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Climate change could drive tens of thousands of additional suicides in North America

Climate change could drive tens of thousands of additional suicides in North America | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Stanford and Berkeley scientists found that suicides, as well as depressive language on Twitter, rise as temperatures do.
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