Scientists Warn Catastrophic Global Warming is Looming

Melbourne Australia. In November 2016 French owners of the Hazelwood Power Station Engie announced plans to shut the brown coal fuelled power station citing lack of commercial viability and environ

"They might as well be calling on me to sprout wings and fly to Canada for the summer", Sen.

The landmark report released Monday said that time is running out to avert climate-induced disaster.

"It's totally unrealistic", Sen. Furthermore, if we managed to shave off that extra 0.5 of a degree, the world would still be on the way to flooded coastlines, intense droughts and heat, and the loss of many industries.

The need was supported by the emergent historic Paris Agreement, which reflect the commitment to "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 28C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels". The IPCC says that emissions need to decline by at least 40 percent by 2030, and to reach net zero by 2050, if we are to hold warming to one more degree.

"There's not enough money in the world to pay for that", Kennedy said.

Drought, flooding, extreme heat, increased poverty.

Initial reaction to the IPCC report has been predictable, with supporters of renewable energy cheering it, and backers of fossil fuels resorting to the familiar arguments that somehow the science is either wrong or a hoax.

Rafael Nadal helps with clean-up operation following floods in Majorca
Rescue workers and military units from the Spanish mainland were heading to the area which is popular with British holidaymakers. When she finally made it home on Wednesday, all she found was chaos. "This looks like the end of the world".

"How is that new? But nothing will move congressional Republicans other than voters punishing them", said Sen. He wouldn't commit himself to doing so.

"I'm really scared", said Mariah Biggs, a criminal justice major, as she walked to the campus library.

The IPCC recommended several steps needed to reverse carbon dioxide emissions, including replacing the use of fossil fuels with renewable energy such as wind and solar, as well as growing more forests, which naturally recycles CO2. But we already know that one conclusion of the United Nations report is dead wrong. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he said he was looking at the "possibility" of holding a hearing on the matter.

The best way to combat climate change, as with all environmental challenges, is through more technological advancements that will find ways to stabilize the earth's temperature. Hoesung Lee. "With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society", he added.

While coal has always been the bogeyman of climate activists, the IPCC has effectively thrown down the gauntlet and given world leaders a little over 30 years to phase it out entirely. The reality of the world today is that climate change is now happening at such an alarmingly fast rate that we may only have 12 years left before hundreds of millions of people are in peril of losing everything.

Closer to home, the message from the Director General of S.P.R.E.P., Leota Kosi Latu, perhaps sums up well how all of us in this part of the world view the I.P.C.C's latest report. This kind of dilemma will be faced by developing nations that are committed to reducing emissions. It envisions a scenario in which the USA acts alone on climate change, not in tandem with the 194 other countries that agreed to emissions reductions in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

"Make sure everyone you know understands the situation". President TrumpDonald John TrumpUniversity offering course on "Trumpaganda" Fiancee of missing Saudi journalist appeals to Trump for help Grassley says he wouldn't consider a Supreme Court nomination in 2020 MORE offered a skeptical response to the report on Tuesday."It was given to me, and I want to look at who drew it", he told reporters.

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