Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Governor Brown on New UN Climate Change Report

Governor Brown on New UN Climate Change Report

Former Royal Society President Lord Rees made the appeal as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issues the most extensive-ever climate change warning over the risks of rising global temperatures. Our new analysis from the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project shows that for Botswana and Namibia 1.5C of global warming would lead to an average temperature rise in each country of 2.2C and 2C respectively.

Countries should now strive to keep the Earth's temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) instead of the 2°C target agreed to at the Paris Agreement talks in 2015, urges the United Nations. Florida is a state that is expected to be heavily affected by rising sea levels expected with global warming.

Although coal production in the United States increased slightly in 2017 after years of punishing loses, 2018 is shaping up to show more declines according to the Energy Department's most recent Quarterly Coal Report.

The IPCC report says failing to prevent just an extra degree of heat could expose millions and ecosystems to life-threatening conditions in the next few decades.

He has long ignored or cast doubt on the scientific community's consensus that human activity is causing unsafe climate change, and has frequently exhibited a profound misunderstanding of the science behind it.

At the dialogue, information on the newly approved Special Report of the IPCC on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC and issues related to global greenhouse gas emissions were also shared.

To limit warming to the lower temperature goal, the world needs "rapid and far-reaching" changes in energy systems, land use, city and industrial design, transportation and building use, the report said.

The Los Angeles Times put it this way: "The report serves as a stark reminder of President Trump's status as a global outlier in terms of climate change".

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Botswana and Namibia already know the challenges of droughts and floods. We've moved from an era of "you first" to "follow me" - it's time for the rich world to do just that.

"Our economy depends on the coal industry, and we can have both a strong coal industry and reduce carbon emissions".

Canada would have to cut its emissions nearly in half over the next 12 years to meet the stiffer targets dozens of worldwide climate change experts say is required to prevent catastrophic results from global warming.

BECCS is a theory for "negative emissions" using large scale plant growth to absorb Carbon dioxide; the crops are burned to create energy while the Carbon dioxide is captured and buried in the ground.

On the same day, a scientific workshop on climate resilience and low-carbon development, and a talk with students on climate change, were also hosted in Hanoi. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said, adding that his responsibility was to "balance those interests raised in that report with (his state's) broader economic and security interests". Instead, however, the Trump administration rejects the science of climate change and actively favors dirty energy sources over clean ones. "And a lot of these changes that we've seen are consistent with what this report is saying is likely, and what the global models are saying is likely to occur".

The latest agreement demonstrates the seriousness with which European nations take the commitments they agreed to under the Paris Climate accords. The world is filled with climate-change hypocrites who want America to pay all the costs and make all the sacrifices.

But the premier, who has said previously that coral and coal can coexist, says nothing about her government's policies will change on the back of this week's IPCC report.

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