Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

No change in Qld after dire climate report

No change in Qld after dire climate report

Thanks to a poor winter and long-term drought, New Mexico's largest reservoir, Elephant Butte, is now at 3.2 percent capacity.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna believes the report is another wake-up call that underscores why her government is pricing carbon and introducing regulations for the country's biggest emitters.

According to the IPCC, if the planet undergoes a 2°C rise in temperature, more than 99% of the world's coral will be wiped out. A rise in temperatures can lead to far more deaths in the summer heat.

In places like the American Southwest, warming is already affecting snowpack, forest die-offs, water supplies and wildfire season.

But the report warns that "the effectiveness of such techniques are unproven at large scale and some may carry significant risks for sustainable development". " And "Science pronounces its verdict: World to be doomed at 2°C, less risky at 1.5°C" and "A major new climate report slams the door on wishful thinking".

Following a United Nations report on Monday that concluded world leaders have only two decades to end emissions of greenhouse gases or suffer catastrophic climate change, the European Union took just 13 hours to announce plans to cut emissions from cars and trucks a further 35 percent by 2030. The report also notes that "any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing Carbon dioxide from the air".

"We must more than ever continue our efforts".

What actions could get us to an increase of only 1.5°C? The report specifically looks at a warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Vietnam can deploy at least 85 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic generation capacity and 21 gigawatts of wind energy generation, well before 2050, showing that a low-carbon pathway is possible, said the UNDP Country Director. Nordhaus was recognised for his pathbreaking assessment of the economic impact of climate change, and his advancement for the governments to tax the carbon emissions.

Udall criticized the Trump administration's recent rollback of a rule meant to reduce pollution from methane, a greenhouse gas, calling it a "tragic failure of leadership". But the IPCC and other global organizations expect we'll need to resort to geoengineering to some degree. But it wasn't necessarily new. "Climate change is already affecting people, livelihood and ecosystems all around the world".

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Scientists "have the most confidence when it comes to making a connection between heat waves and global warming", he writes.

At the White House, Trump said he has not read it yet.

"Humanity has the power to make the changes needed".

The progressively serious climate impacts at 1.5 and 2.0℃ in these countries demands concerted action, both locally and internationally.

Ninety-one authors and review editors from 40 countries prepared the International Panel on Climate Change report in response to an invitation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) when it adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015.

The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require "rapid and far-reaching" transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities.

"The take-away message is this: The scientists who have been studying climate change and writing these reports are some of the very same people who have the highest concern about the potential impacts", she said.

The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its gloomy report at a meeting in Incheon, South Korea.

Asked about the IPCC report on Tuesday, Trump expressed skepticism about its source and suggested he had other data that disputed it.

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