WHITE HOUSE: Trump admin shrugs off warnings in U.N. climate report
WHITE HOUSE: Trump admin shrugs off warnings in U.N. climate report
Act Now, Idiots: Everything You Need To Know About The UN Climate Change Report
11 October, 2018, 23:00
A major report announced that a drastic, "unprecedented" effort by the world's governments is needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The longer we wait to act, the IPCC report says, the more we'll have to use this type of technology, which has never been proven at a large scale.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people.
"With more than 6,000 scientific references cited and the dedicated contribution of thousands of expert and government reviewers worldwide, this important report testifies to the breadth and policyrelevance of the IPCC", said Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC.
The Paris Agreement, from which the US has effectively withdrawn under the Trump presidency, commits countries to "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels".
The newly published IPCC report highlights and compares the predicted severity of numerous climate change threats in scenarios with a 1.5°C, and 2°C temperature rise.
That benchmark is lower than the one set by the global Paris Agreement, which aimed to prevent the planet from warming by 3 degrees Celsius.
Key points in the report include maintaining the current global temperature at 1.5ºC.
"E$3 ven with erroneous attribution of extreme weather/climate events and projections using climate models that are running too hot and not fit for goal of projecting 21st century climate change, the IPCC still has not made a strong case for this massive investment to prevent 1.5C warming", she said on her Climate Etc. blog.
The report explains why it's so important that we meet the 1.5 degree target, and how hard that will be to accomplish.
Reacting to the findings of the report, Harsh Vardhan said, "We have not been waiting for a report to take action against climate change". As to the reason behind the report's creation, it stems from, first, agreement to the Paris Accord, and second, such action followed by response to a direct United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) invitation. Any additional carbon dioxide emissions would require removing the harmful gas from the air.
Wiredis a lot less diplomatic about the crisis: If we don't keep emissions at a steady 1.5 degree temperature rise in the next dozen years followed by going carbon-neutral by 2050, "the consequences will be disastrous".
This report shows the longer we leave it to act, the more hard, the more expensive and the more risky it will be.
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President Trump announced in June he would pull out of the Paris accord, saying it would put the USA economy at a global disadvantage.
The sea level rise by 2100, for example, will be lower than 10cm in case of a temperature rise of 1.5°C as compared to a 2°C rise. The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon , Republic of Korea.
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