Act Now, Idiots: Everything You Need To Know About The UN Climate Change Report
12 October, 2018, 00:29
While the report had unfavourable findings, it also said that it's not too late to act: "Limiting warming to 1.5ºC is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes", said Jim Skea, co-chair of one of the IPCC's working groups.
The IPCC report says that the next few years are probably the most important in human history and the decisions we make today about climate action are critical.
"It's a really new way for the IPCC to report on mitigation pathways, the carbon budgets are so tight for 1.5C that we need drastic action on the policy scale, the business and industry scale, but also on the part of consumers", World Wildlife Fund's lead climate scientist, Chris Weber, told CNN.
The newly published IPCC report highlights and compares the predicted severity of numerous climate change threats in scenarios with a 1.5°C, and 2°C temperature rise.
In addition, insects and plants will be almost twice as likely to lose half of their habitat if global temperatures rose by 2°C as compared to if they went up by 1.5°C. Coral reefs would decline by a still unsustainable 70 percent to 90 percent instead of being virtually wiped out under the higher increase.
The 48th IPCC session in South Korea's western port city of Incheon brought together about 570 representatives from 135 countries and worldwide organisations, Xinhua news agency reported.
The impact of 1.5 degrees Celsius warming is greater than what was anticipated earlier while the impacts at two degrees Celsius are "catastrophic" for the poor and for developing nations such as India, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said.
Governments are set to meet at the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December to discuss the report and steps that can be taken to address climate change.
Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching anet zero' around 2050.
The study was urgent because CO2, the main greenhouse gas, reached record levels in the atmosphere past year, and current pledges to cut emissions under the Paris Agreement would lead to warming of about 3 deg C.
In order to reach this, society will need to make "unprecedented" changes including closing hundreds of coal-fired power stations and rapidly switching to renewable energy.
Scientists have said the impacts of climate change, from droughts to rising seas, will be less extreme if temperature rises are curbed at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels than if they climb to 2C, the UN-backed study said.
The Arctic is likely to be ice-free in summer around once a century at 1.5C but at least once a decade if warming climbs to 2C.
The report explains why it's so important that we meet the 1.5 degree target, and how hard that will be to accomplish.
No new technologies are necessary to limit warming, according to the IPCC.
The IPCC met last week in Incheon, South Korea to finalize the report, prepared at the request of governments in 2015 to assess the feasibility and importance of limiting global warming to 1.5C.
If 1.5 degrees of warming does occur, Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, including countries like Japan, China, Egypt, and the USA will experience increased flooding by 2040.
The report fired up activists even as critics dismissed the deadline as another arbitrary "climate tipping point", as Climate Depot's Marc Morano put it.
There are still yellow alerts in place for wind and rain for Northern England and large swathes of England and Scotland. South Wales is bracing itself for a two-day deluge that's expected to cause flash floods and travel chaos.
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