Skip to comments.The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say
Posted on 10/07/2018 10:01:33 PM PDT by EdnaMode
The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take unprecedented actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change.
With global emissions showing few signs of slowing and the United States the worlds second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide rolling back a suite of Obama-era climate measures, the prospects for meeting the most ambitious goals of the 2015 Paris agreement look increasingly slim. To avoid racing past warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) over preindustrial levels would require a rapid and far-reaching transformation of human civilization at a magnitude that has never happened before, the group found.
There is no documented historic precedent for the sweeping change to energy, transportation and other systems required to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wrote in a report requested as part of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
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Oh no, oh boy, I better get to the store before the climate change arrives!
I’d be worried if they hadn’t said this about a thousand times before for the last 40 years.
And they certainly don’t seem to be keeping abrrast of sunspot activity lately.
I seem to remember ‘climate scientists’ telling us five years ago, that we’d already passed the point of no return.
Where’d we get another ten years grace from?
Since the earth has been warmer in the past, why didn’t it reach a “tipping point” back then?
I won’t click on the link so I don’t know what “science” these Cassandras are coming from.
When I see these un “scientists” give up their cars, air conditioning, plane rides etc I might take notice.
But then again, I doubt it.
>>Didn’t they say the same thing 10 years ago?<<
The beauty is they will say it again in 10 years.
Those who shout it loudest will get paid the most. But all will do pretty well on the AGW - the “G” stands for “Gravy Train.
U & N are the first two letters in the word unnecessary.
If the U.S. is 2nd largest then why is all the emphasis placed on it? China produces more than twice what the U.S. does, but no mention. The answer is in the $$$.
In another ten years, we’ll have only ten more years until the following ten-year warning.
But it's curious that they never explain what the "or else" entails.
That way they can keep the long con going.
Wasn’t NY supposed to be like Palm Springs by now?
Is there a countdown clock? 9 years, 365 days, ...
That’s it....stop the presses at the Post and shut it down as it is a complete waste of energy and resources.
The “Un” is jonesing to get their hands on trillions of dollars from Western civilization.
>>Oh no, oh boy, I better get to the store before the climate change arrives!
be sure to stock up on milk, bread, water and toilet paper before they run out!
the gloBULL warming scammers want $100 trillion from pension funds, institutional investors, and the like to be funnelled through their banks etc., while pretending to save the planet:
8 Sept: Climate Home: Most important years in history: major UN report sounds last-minute climate alarm
By Karl Mathiesen and Natalie Sauer in Incheon
Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far reaching and once-avoidable climate change impacts, according to the global scientific community...
To pay for this transformation, the world will have invested almost a trillion dollars a year, every year to 2050...
But just when the world needs to go faster, the political headwinds in some nations are growing. Brazil, home to the worlds largest rainforest, looks increasingly likely to elect the climate sceptic Jair Bolsonaro as president.
The worlds second-largest emitter the US immediately distanced itself from the report, issuing a statement that said its approval of the summary should not be understood as US endorsement of all of the findings and key messages. It said it still it intended to withdraw from the Paris Agreement...
The US sought and was granted various changes to the text...
5 Oct: Marketwatch: Press release: United States : World Bank and State of California Grow Green Bond Partnership
Globally, trillions of dollars in new investment are needed to convert our gross-polluting infrastructure to greener, cleaner alternatives. Green financing is central to unlocking the capital to not only build desperately-needed new infrastructure, but to do it in a responsible and climate-friendly manner, said California State Treasurer John Chiang...
The investment announced Wednesday pushes the total amount of green bonds purchased by the California State Treasurers Office over the past decade to US$1.5 billion.
The bonds mature on October 1, 2020, and pay an interest rate of 2.92 per cent. per annum. J.P. Morgan is the sole lead manager for the bond. Proceeds from the sale will support the financing of projects that seek to mitigate climate change or help affected people adapt to it...
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