Climate Change Report Warns We Need To Act NOW

Mindy Sparks
October 16, 2018

If our world doesn't tear itself apart from hatred and disdain first, dire environmental changes may do the trick.

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.

"Coal power isn't something to be feared", stated McCormack as ACT Emergency Services officers hoisted him to safety.

Britain has asked its climate change experts to advise on whether it should set a date to meet a net zero emissions target, the government said on Monday.

An attempt to reschedule the press conference for lunchtime was also cancelled due to a break out of repressive heat conditions after the temperature in Canberra reached 49 degrees Celsius.

"Every extra bit of warming matters, especially since warming of 1.5ºC or higher increases the risk associated with long-lasting or irreversible changes, such as the loss of some ecosystems", said Hans-Otto Pörtner, co-chair of IPCC Working Group II.

The report from the IPCC, which is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations, warns that if greenhouse emissions continue as they have, the atmosphere will climb to almost 3 degrees Fahrenheit above nominal levels by 2040, which will undoubtedly lead to rising sea levels and give way to more severe storms like we have seen this week. "And we need to ratchet up the urgency."While the IPCC report calls for sweeping, large-scale policy changes, UMass' Cash says that there's still a role for individual efforts, too."Certainly as individuals we can make choices that will have short- and long-term impacts on the environment", Cash says".

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