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Climate Think Tank (3503)

A think tank for anyone to contribute ideas and approaches to climate change. How do we advance positive change?  

Submit ideas using the "Add Post" button at the top, and vote on your peers submissions when assigned.

 

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Deadly Heat Waves Could Threaten 3 in 4 People By 2100
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Even with aggressive reductions in carbon emissions, extreme heat is going to get worse, a new study has found.
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Beware Of The Environmental Trump Trap
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Environmental activists and unionized workers should be allies against Trumpism, but they're being pitted against one another.
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Don't Be Fooled By The Gentler Tone Of Charles Koch's Climate-Change Denial
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The billionaire GOP megadonor embraces climate science just enough to not sound like an extremist.
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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root
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In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

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Nonprofits Poised For Bigger Role In Disaster Recovery
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Reimagining Disaster Philanthropy Americans have gotten good at responding to the immediate aftermath of natural disasters
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The REAL Cost Of Losing The Great Barrier Reef
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A report says the landmark is "priceless," but if the reef were given a value, it'd be worth billions.
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This professor made a climate change PowerPoint for Trump, and it will make you smile.
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Ken Schultz, a political science professor at Stanford University, shared the presentation on Twitter over the weekend.

The snarky explainer lays out climate change in terms President Trump can understand — you know, golf, big/beautiful walls, and YUGE Electoral College victories.

Check out the hilarious thread below:

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What Does It Take To Move A 10-Story Tree A Couple Of City Blocks?
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That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.

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After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List
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Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced it plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.

(Image credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

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Persistent, Deadly Heat at the Equator Could Be the Norm by 2100
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Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona, the temperature kept some planes grounded.
Phoenix was projected to reach of 120 degrees Fahrenheit, a near-record for the desert city, and hot enough that small planes cannot generate enough lift to fly. Phoenix and other cities have experienced similar conditions before, but only rarely—for now. The grounded passengers got to sit inside an air-conditioned terminal, at least. But in other parts of the world where temperatures are set to soar regularly above 1 blogs.discovermagazine.com/...