Mining sector, Morrison government on the defensive over IPCC report


The results also associated experience with hotter temperatures to worsened mental health.

As for the droughts reportedly causing wildfires in the western US, "the IPCC admits there is "low confidence in the sight of drought trends since 1950 at global scale" and that "there are 'likely to be trends in some regions of the world, ' including increasing droughts in the Mediterranean and decreasing droughts in parts of North America".

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. By 2040, the report predicts, there could be global food shortages, the inundation of coastal cities and a refugee crisis unlike the world has ever seen.

We're just over the 1°C increase now, and under present policies we're headed for an increase of 3°C. Unfortunately, according to the report, that is about to change.

Wendel Trio, director of CAN Europe, one of the signatories, said: "The sooner and the more we invest in the clean energy transition, the better for citizens and our economies. Now we have the scientific evidence that 1.5°C is the appropriate goal that the world needs to go for (as a target to cap global warming), but also that it is a hard thing to achieve", noted Professor Michael Taylor, dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the West Indies and head of the Climate Studies Group, Mona.

He said the IPCC could make stronger statements about attribution of human-caused climate change to extreme weather.

The implications of what the near future holds for these countries, which are already dealing with climate adaptation challenges, demand concerted action, both locally and internationally.

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In an article on The Conversation, Matthew Adams, principal lecturer in psychology, argues that "collective action" is the most effective way of tackling global warming. 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 United Nations and almost 100 climate scientists from across the globe have issued their latest environmental primal scream.

That means trying to limit the increase in the average global ground temperature to 1.5 degrees C, rather than 2 C as specified in the Paris climate change accord.

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. 12 years. The world only has 12 years left to try and fix the irreparable damage we have created. The world is filled with climate-change hypocrites who want America to pay all the costs and make all the sacrifices.

Under President Donald Trump, the US has rapidly moved to eliminate policies aimed at reducing the nation's carbon footprint ― even as other top emitters of carbon dioxide like China have taken steps to curb emissions. To prevent that, the world has to cut the amount of emissions released each year by 2030 so that they are no more than 55 per cent of what they were in 2010.

The official made the remarks at a high-level dialogue on climate change, co-organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in Hanoi, on October 10.