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Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

11 Octobre 2018

It warns that the world is rapidly running out of time before catastrophic effects on the planet take place.

"There is clearly need for a much higher ambition level to reach even a 2 degrees target, we are moving more toward 3 to 5 (degrees) at the moment", explained Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the WMO. The average drought length will increase by four months at 1.5°C, by six months at 2°C and up to a staggering 19 months at 3°C; five-million more people would be exposed to water scarcity at 2°C compared with 1.5°C.

Another challenge is that the report relies on too many studies or reports that explore a single country, such as Iran or Romania, without looking at larger regional trends, Trenberth said.

US President Donald Trump said he has yet to read a United Nations report warning of global warming-caused chaos unless drastic action is taken and added that he is skeptical. For us, this means reducing meat consumption and dairy intake, choosing public transportation or switching to electric and hybrid vehicles and demanding companies to supply low-carbon products for purchase.

Shouting America First slogans has allowed Trump to duck much of the reality of climate change.

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. But it wasn't necessarily new. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II addresses impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III deals with the mitigation of climate change.The IPCC is the leading world body for assessing the science related to climate change, its impacts and potential future risks, and possible response options. Warming beyond that level, to 2 degrees and over, would significantly exacerbate such disasters.

Vimont said that the findings in the report mirror not only what he has been researching throughout his career, but what he is seeing locally. 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. They say it excludes scientists who downplay the effect of burning fossil fuels.

"It is particularly vulnerable countries like the least developed countries that are worst affected by the devastating impacts of climate change, and bear the greatest cost from the damage it causes, despite contributing the least to the problem". "With two degrees of global warming, the arctic will be ice free once every ten years".

The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require "rapid and far-reaching" transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities.

As one of the countries hardest hit by climate change, Vietnam has been actively performing worldwide commitments and exerting efforts to ease its impacts, on official has said.

The IPCC report on 1.5C should be a wake-up call for the government as it negotiates the Zero Carbon Act with the opposition, says Coal Action Network Aotearoa.

It's already been a banner week for acknowledging climate change and its resulting dangers: This year's Nobel prize for economics went to Yale University's William Nordhaus, who pioneered the economic analysis of climate change, and the United Nations issued a dire warning that disastrous ecological disruptions may start in just 12 years in the absence of action to stop it.

Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning