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Grand Lake Residents Worry Weather Sign of Climate Change

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July 30, 2013
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Some people in Grand Lake believe recent rain, flooding and a tornado in the region are a sign of more dramatic and permanent changes to the climate.


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Is Global Warming Gone for Good?

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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 15, 2013) — Some climate researchers now say that the earth's atmosphere hasn't heated up significantly during the past 15 years. This has sparked a debate about whether climate change has come to a halt. Tomorrow Today decided to investigate and visited climate researchers at the University of Hamburg. They're looking at the role of the oceans in climate change, and say sea levels continue to rise each year.
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Climate Change Cost Economy Billions of Dollars in Damages

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TheStreet (May 6, 2014) — A new report from the federal government says changes in climate are causing harm to Americans and the economy. The National Climate Assessment concludes the nation has already suffered billions of dollars in damages from severe weather-related disruptions. The report pins much of the increase in climate change on human behavior. The White House plans to publicize this report through a host of TV interviews, and it will probably encounter push-back from conservatives. Video provided by TheStreet
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Agriculture and Climate Change What Can Farmers Do to Protect the Environment?

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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 24, 2012) — The impact of climate change on international food production has long been underestimated. New studies looking at the effects of extreme weather scenarios on global food prices in 2030 project that the consumer price of corn and other grains could increase by as much as 140 percent. Moreover, scant attention is paid to the fact that the agricultural industry itself contributes to climate change. Experts maintain that the sector could theoretically reduce its CO2 emissions by some 6 billion tonnes a year. But how?
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