Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

"The government will take into account. the recommendations of the [council] and. the IPCC's special report to draw up Hong Kong's long-term decarbonisation strategy up to 2050 by the end of 2019 or early 2020", the spokesman said. Even with the promises countries have made as part of the Paris Agreement to cut the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, the world is set to breach the 1.5C threshold by around 2040.

The report fired up activists even as critics dismissed the deadline as another arbitrary "climate tipping point", as Climate Depot's Marc Morano put it. Global CO2 emissions may need to peak around 2020.

"Climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet", the report reads.

"We must have laser focus on delivering on 1.5 degrees and this report provides a pathway to get there". By midcentury, we have to reach net zero emissions.

Green Car Reports respectfully reminds its readers that the scientific validity of climate change is not a topic for debate in our comments.

The report stressed the half-degree difference was life changing.

"One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from this report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes", said Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I. For people, it would greatly reduce the risk of water shortages, food scarcity, and poverty related to climate change.

Limting global warming to the newly-agreed target of 1.5°C is "possible within the laws of chemistry and physics", co-chair of IPCC Working Group III Jim Skea said of the shift.

Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film
Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. DC have got Gunn on board as writer and are said to be eyeing him for director as well.

Lines outside court for Kavanaugh's first day
Kavanaugh also noted the first group of clerks he's hired as a justice are all women , a first in the history of the Supreme Court.

Former U of R assistant professor wins Nobel Prize in economics
His economic approaches to global warming include modelling to determine the efficient path for coping with climate change. William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University will share the $1 million prize.

Scientists, including some from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, had at the time already sounded alarms over climate change as they said it had "exacerbated" the heat wave in the country. For instance, by 2100, the global sea level rise would be 10 cm lower with global warming of 1.5°C compared with 2°C.

Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an global panel of scientists reported Sunday.

At least 70 percent of electricity supply will need to come from renewables by 2050 to stay within the 1.5C limit, compared with about 25 percent now.

She pointed out that United States carbon dioxide emissions in 2017 were at their lowest level since 1992, outlining an approach to climate change that has "unburdened communities, individuals, and industries by allowing them to develop and implement policies that fit their needs". There was no mention of oil in this context in the summary.

While an extra half a degree over that limit of 1.5 degrees might seem insignificant‚ a shocking landmark report just released by the United Nations has taken the world by storm‚ showing how hitting a 2 degree rise would spell doom.

But the report adds: "The effectiveness of such techniques are unproven at large scale and some may carry significant risks for sustainable development".

During that historic conference in Paris three years ago, 197 nations (over 170 states and the European Union) had adopted new targets to help curb global warming, but in a controversial move, Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out in June 2017, saying it was "unfair" to this country. Whether the political will exists to make it happen remains up to the governments, authors of the report cautioned during a press conference announcing the findings. The election of Donald Trump-who pledged to pull the USA out of the Paris Climate accord and aims to roll back transportation and power-plant emissions standards-has galvanized investors, building support for funds focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, as Barron's reported.

The frontrunner in Brazil's presidential election, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, has also indicated he will withdraw the South American country from the accord.

Related News:



Most liked

Bruno Mars Celebrated His Birthday By 'Hiring' Ed Sheeran
Bruno turned the ripe old age of 33 and was just lucky enough to have Ed on speed dial we think. either that or he lost a bet! Mars gleefully cuts into his birthday treats as the camera pans to the "Shape of You" singer crooning "Happy Birthday".

What to expect in Orlando area from 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael
A hurricane warning is in effect for Florida cities including Tallahassee, Panama City, Apalachicola and Pensacola. Although the forecast could change, there is no indication that the storm will deteriorate before making landfall.

NLDS Game 3: Brewers lead Rockies 2-0 at Coors Field
Just as aggravating (maybe more so), the Braves have lost eight straight postseason series, the second-longest streak of all time. Now, we feel like going into the playoffs, he is the pitcher who is in the best spot to contribute the most in these series.

Young people and mental health in a changing world
It is estimated that 23 per cent of people living with a diagnosable mental health condition are not receiving the help they need.

Basilashvili in China final with Del Potro
The Argentine player praised both semifinalists, noting that Edmund is a hard opponent, while Basilashvili has great potential. But the 30-year-old never looked close to his best against Basilashvili, who won his maiden ATP title in Hamburg in July .

Man held in Bulgarian journalist murder probe to be released
He declined to provide further details into the ongoing investigation about the rape and murder of television reporter Viktoria Marinova.

True Geordie doesn't think McGregor is ready for a rematch with Khabib
Meanwhile, a brawl broke out in the cage, with two members of Khabib's team attacking McGregor, with one landing a punch. McGregor then appears to punch him in the face while they are on top of the cage and then returns to the Octagon.

Watch the trailer for season two of Netflix's true-crime series
His new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, has had an appeal for a retrial denied but has said she will not give up on the case. Meanwhile, Dassey, who is now 28, also remains in prison and has served 12 years of his life sentence so far.

Sony Says a Next Gen PlayStation is Necessary
And although PS Now launched for devices other than PlayStation consoles, including Sony Bravia TVs, it killed support in 2017. Some believe it's an indication backward compatibility is returning to the brand, courtesy of the PlayStation 5 .

Ruby Rose suits up as The CW's Batwoman in first look image
On Tuesday, Amell took to Twitter to say that the crossover will begin with a not-so-nutritious breakfast for the Green Arrow . The actress' casting was announced last August , with Rose noting being incredibly excited to become Kate Kane.

Basilashvili Beats Del Potro at China Open Final
Basilashvili won 6-4, 6-4 to cause an upset against the world number four at Beijing's National Tennis Centre in China's capital. Sevastova edged a tight first set with a solitary break as Osaka's game showed signs of falling apart.

Eagles place RB Ajayi on IR, reportedly has torn ACL
It's unclear exactly when Ajayi suffered the injury, or if it limited him against the Vikings. The team itself announced Monday afternoon that Ajayi has been placed on the injured reserve.

Made by Google Pixel 3 event today: Watch the livestream here
Google on Tuesday will finally unveil the Pixel 3 phones, with both devices expected to go on sale after the press event. Google Home Hub Google Home Hub could come as a competitor to Amazon Echo Show that came out months ago.

Party-pooper Medvedev stuns Nishikori to win Japan Open
Playing against Juan, he was sick today for sure, I could see that. "Then I got good confidence". "He's serving great", Nishikori said.

Kim Jong-Un invites Pope Francis to visit North Korea
The two Koreas held three summits this year, following years of confrontation marked by the North's nuclear and missile tests. North K0rea's definition of nuclear disarmament to this date has included an insistence that the USA also disarm.