Today on Planet 100: A Rally to Defend Climate Science (Video)

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Today, on Planet 100, climate scientists rally to fight back against deniers, the world approaches peak chocolate, and President Obama is forced to face off against marauding monkeys.Scientists Fight Back
The skeptics who deny that climate change is man-made are as voiciferous as ever and climate scientists have decided it's time to fight back.

The American Geophysical Union plans to announce that 700 researchers will speak out on the issue. Other scientists plan a pushback against congressional conservatives who have vowed to kill regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

A Los Angeles Times article quotes Scott Mandia of Suffolk Community College stating: "We are taking the fight to them because we are...tired of taking the hits. The notion that truth will prevail is not working."

Via: The LA Times
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Chocolate Crisis
Although the phrase "Chocolate Crisis" may be mistaken for an urban dictionary entry, it is in fact a very real phenomenon.

Most of us forget that chocolate actually comes from trees. The Independent reports that much of the world's cocoa is grown by farmers in West Africa, and that the world's sweet tooth may not be enough to make producing the crop worthwhile for them, given how labor-intensive it is. Add to that changes in weather patterns, which have crippled production in places like Indonesia.

Experts warn that "In 20 years chocolate will be like caviar—so rare and so expensive that the average Joe just won't be able to afford it."

Read more: Experts Warn of a Looming Chocolate Crisis
Monkies vs Obama
In New Dehli, authorities are grappling with one of the most unusual security threats President Obama has ever faced—gangs of marauding monkeys—tens of thousands of which have taken over the city biting, scratching, and causing major irritation. Monkey catchers have been deployed to catch the monkeys and relocate them back into the wild.

Via: MNN
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