United Nations report suggests need for stronger response to climate change

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 21, 2018

Avoiding the suffering that a plus-two degrees Celsius world would bring, the report says, requires such a thorough transformation of the world's economy, agriculture and culture that "there is no documented historical precedent".

So, what is the cause of this major decrease in coverage?

The world has come to know the wildlife of the Arctic more than its people. "Here we are, 40 years later". Planet Earth is warm enough to sustain life thanks to gases in the planet's atmosphere that hold heat. As the United Nations report noted, greenhouse gases are naturally produced yet have spiked amid forest loss and the Industrial Age, recorded data shows. This change may seem small, but as an average temperature change, this is monumental. So how do humans produce so many greenhouse gases?

In 2014, the town board set a goal of meeting 100 percent of communitywide electricity consumption with renewable sources by 2020 and the equivalent of 100 percent of economywide energy consumption with renewables by 2030. We can lead the transition in our industry sector through supporting innovation and strategic investments in these new technologies and practices.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change created an illusion of certainty about their science, and therefore their forecasts. The majority of university students will be starting families when we begin to see the effects of the "out of sight out of mind" impacts of climate change. "In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Trump".

Climate change should be a campaign issue.

President Trump listens as FEMA administrator Brock Long addresses reporters on Oct 10 on the possible impact of Hurricane Michael on the south-east US. We know we can't stop it.

To cut emissions that fast by 2030, we would have to decide to close down all the remaining coal-fired power plants within the next two years. They said it is up to governments to decide whether those unprecedented changes are acted upon. If these leaders, with many more on their side, are aware of the deadly impacts of global warming and the overall climate disaster, what are we actually doing about it other than occasionally talking?

Another remark made by US President Donald Trump on Wednesday elicited diverse reactions from netizens. I will use the metaphor that we are entering the Climate Casino. Those still adamant that global warming is a hoax will sooner realize the mistake after seeing the writing on the wall.

In effect, what was supposed to be binding was hollowed out by the defaulting of the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases at the time and the weak penalties imposed on non-compliant parties, which could in the end entirely escape their responsibilities as demonstrated by Canada when it withdrew from the protocol in 2011.

Today's global economy is a feat of interconnectedness that, when successful in its implementation, has given rise to structural transformations that have radically altered the way people live and work for the better. Malnutrition and disease will increase in places like Africa, and most coral reefs will disappear.

Extreme weather around the globe is certainly nothing new. Invasive species will spread in Europe, while lack of snow starts to affect the Alps. The risks of coastal flooding and tropical cyclones are real. By 2090, average temperatures in Africa could be as much as six degrees hotter.

In the words of one of the scientists participating in the Panel, the report points out "the enormous benefits of keeping to 1.5ºC" and that moreover "this can be done within laws of physics and chemistry".

He said that revenue would go into homes across the country, as well as go towards fighting climate change. Contact your senator and representative and urge them to get Congress to enact carbon fee and dividend legislation. This will help us meet our global demand for energy while conserving nature and improving people's lives. Educate yourself, educate others, and give back to the planet that gives you everything.

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