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Cuba embarks on a 100-year plan to protect itself from climate change | Science | AAAS
Other communities may not need to pull up stakes for decades. But Cuban social scientists are already fanning out to those ill-fated villages to educate people on climate change and win them over on the eventual need to move. That’s an easier sell in the wake of a major hurricane, Rodríguez Batista says. “Irma has helped us with public awareness,” he says. “People understand that climate change is happening now.”
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11 hours ago by josephaleo
Effects | Facts – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time.
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14 hours ago by josephaleo
Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian
Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power
climatechange  environmentalism 
14 hours ago by atran
"blue ocean" in the Arctic
A blue ocean event means a complete absence of Arctic sea ice, allowing the heat of the sun to fully penetrate the open waters of the Arctic, which would then dramatically accelerate the rate of warming in the Arctic.
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14 hours ago by josephaleo
Climate change is about to make your beer more expensive
Extreme weather would reduce barley yield by between 3% and 17%. Some countries fared better than others: tropical areas such as Central and South America were hit badly, but crop yields actually increased in certain temperate areas, including northern China and the United States. Some areas of those countries saw yield increases of up to 90% — but this was not enough to offset the global decrease.
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17 hours ago by josephaleo

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