UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

No change in Qld after dire climate report

Lawmakers push for action on reducing maternal deaths Bipartisan group of senators ask Trump to increase focus on maternal deaths How Kavanaugh got the votes MORE (R-W.Va.) told The Hill three days after the report was released.Even fewer said they were heeding the warnings that action needed to be taken to cut emissions by 2030."That's the UN". The UN report, issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, already painted a devastating future full of food shortages, coastal flooding, and wildfires by as early as 2040 if global sustainability efforts aren't made soon. In a new report, the IPCC said the world's temperatures will likely reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 at the current rate of warming. In 2015, when the nations of the world agreed to the historic Paris climate agreement, they set dual goals: 2 degrees C and a more demanding target of 1.5 degrees C from pre-industrial times. For instance, by 2100, the global sea level rise would be 10cm lower with global warming of 1.5ºC compared with 2ºC.

"This is one of the most important reports ever produced by the IPCC, and certainly one of the most needed", Hoesung Lee, the chair of the body, said at a press conference in South Korea on Monday.

The NSW Minerals Council likewise said coal had "very positive" future in the state, with strong demand from traditional and emerging export markets, a spokesman said.

Our analysis of the effect in Botswana and Namibia of 1.5°C, 2.0°C and higher levels of global warming shows that they're likely to get hotter, drier and more water-stressed.

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. Together, higher temperatures and precipitation changes will decrease soil moisture and increase drought.

As well, there is a chance to save the coral reefs with 1.5 C warming, as opposed to no chance at 2 C, according to the report.

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.

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Mark Howden, head of the Australian National University's Climate Change Institute, said emitting the equivalent of about 420 billions of carbon dioxide would exhaust the remaining carbon budget to cap warming at 1.5 degrees.

It's an exhaustive, alarming report, but Trump has not appeared to read it - and has given little indication that he has even heard of the United Nations body that produced it.

Trump's odd, dismissive comments about the IPCC report came as Hurricane Michael bore down on Florida. Thanks to climate change, the planet is evidently on a path of "unprecedented environmental destruction" that will destroy life on earth as we know it. On top of this, Trump's America wants to dump spending on health, public education, culture and poverty programs.

The Labor party has capitalised on the IPCC report and used it to demonstrate the their view that the Coalition isn't unified on its' approach to climate change and that more conservative elements of the party are undermining the Government's ability to put forward sensible policy in regards to emissions reduction.

"The next ten years in terms of climate action are crucial".

Both Labor and the Greens attacked the Coalition government, signalling the likelihood that climate change will become a major issue at the next federal poll due by mid-2019.

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