New climate report a wakeup call for all governments

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It's up to world leaders who meet later this year to try understand all that's being said, such as the work of the year's two Nobel economics laureates suggesting ways to fight global warming, including a universal carbon tax. The Industrial Revolution was already underway by then, he said, and humans had warmed the world by several tenths of a degree.

On Monday, "McCormack said he "understands the concerns" expressed in the IPCC report, but admitted he hadn't read it yet", The Guardian wrote.

The report establishes that 1.5 has its own set of consequences; it is a risky state. We ask that any comments by climate-change denialists be flagged for moderation.

Now that we're through the breathlessness of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, perhaps one of those adults in the room could put a pictorial summary of what this report says is happening on the president's desk. Florida is a state that is expected to be heavily affected by rising sea levels expected with global warming.

Some of the impacts will still be severe regardless, but some plant and animal life can actually stand a chance of survival with a lower level of warming, according to examples in the report. "There is no U.S. leadership, and the phrase "international community" is more rhetoric than reality".

The latest agreement demonstrates the seriousness with which European nations take the commitments they agreed to under the Paris Climate accords. "So, even for regions or components of the climate system for which the difference between 1.5° and 2° doesn't represent a big threshold or tipping point, the impacts of climate change get considerably bigger". Yet a year ago, according to the International Energy Agency, global emissions hit an all-time high.

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Numerous students interviewed had not heard about the UN's report but did believe that the world's temperature was rising, and they accept there will be consequences unless preventive actions are taken. It also does not describe any risks except for destabilization of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets, he said. 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. The overarching conclusion is that every fraction of a degree of warming matters. In December 2015, when governments adopted the Paris Agreement, they invited the IPCC to prepare a report on the warming of 1.5ºC in 2018, when nations review the Paris Agreement at the 24 Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), to be held in Poland this December.

Now comes the new report from a United Nations panel that warns that the world might be on a path toward catastrophic climate change if greenhouse gas emissions aren't cut dramatically by 2030.

Human activity has already caused Earth's temperature to rise about 1 degree C, and another half-degree will make the effects we're already seeing much worse. The survey said that between January and March this year, Australia had its most elevated levels of carbon pollution since 2011.

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.

"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.

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