US News 1.5 C climate goal 'very unlikely' but doable: draft UN report

10:10  13 january  2018
10:10  13 january  2018 Source:   afp.com

Woman nearly blinded by Christmas card when piece of glitter got into her eye

  Woman nearly blinded by Christmas card when piece of glitter got into her eye Woman nearly blinded by Christmas card when piece of glitter got into her eyeThe 49-year-old was referred to an eye casualty department by her GP after suffering a painful, red eye, loss of vision and swollen eyelid.

The Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1 . 5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond reach unless nations act now to slash carbon pollution, curb energy demand, and suck CO2 from the air, according to a draft UN report .

blog 'billkautzman.blogdetik.com' is not exists. World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone

With only a single degree Celsius of warming so far, our planet is already coping with a crescendo of climate impacts including deadly droughts, erratic rainfall, and storm surges engorged by rising seas © Provided by AFP With only a single degree Celsius of warming so far, our planet is already coping with a crescendo of climate impacts including deadly droughts, erratic rainfall, and storm surges engorged by rising seas

The Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond reach unless nations act now to slash carbon pollution, curb energy demand, and suck CO2 from the air, according to a draft UN report.

Without such efforts, "holding warming to 1.5 C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the 21st century [is] extremely unlikely," said the 1,000-page report, prepared by hundreds of scientists.

RTE reporter Teresa Mannion’s latest storm report is going viral again

  RTE reporter Teresa Mannion’s latest storm report is going viral again Poor Teresa Mannion just has no luck when she does a storm report, as her iconic ‘Don’t Make Unnecessary Journeys’ video is ingrained into the Irish psyche. Now, her latest weather report is going viral once again but thankful it’s not because of Teresa’s actions.

The story you are looking for can't be found. The reason is that the story doesn't exist.

blog 'michelegriego.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Songs in the Rough: Rocks Greatest Songs in Rough- Draft Form eBook.

"There is a very high risk that under current emissions trajectories, and current national pledges, global warming will exceed 1.5 C above preindustrial levels."

Global warming (Provider: AFP)

What to watch next
  • a group of people on a mountain: Avalanches

    Avalanches

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:12
  • Self-driving cars

    Self-driving cars

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:15
  • a large building in the background: Artificial intelligence

    Artificial intelligence

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    2:14
  • a close up of a map: The Koreas: Sixty years of conflict

    The Koreas: Sixty years of conflict

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:15
  • a desk with a computer on a table: Ransomware

    Ransomware

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:42
  • a close up of a computer: Cybercrime

    Cybercrime

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:00
  • Gun control in the United States

    Gun control in the United States

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:05
  • a star in the background: Vaccination

    Vaccination

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    2:19
  • a close up of a device: Connected wearables

    Connected wearables

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:26
  • a close up of a logo: North Korea's nuclear programme

    North Korea's nuclear programme

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:20
  • a close up of a pink building: History of Father Christmas

    History of Father Christmas

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:32
  • a man wearing a suit and tie: Europe's extreme right

    Europe's extreme right

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    2:23
  • a star filled sky: Exoplanets

    Exoplanets

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:22
  • a star in the sky: International Space Station

    International Space Station

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:14
  • Myanmar's Rohingya

    Myanmar's Rohingya

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:28
  • a group of people standing in the grass: Video technology in football

    Video technology in football

    AFP Logo
    AFP
    1:40
UP NEXT
UP NEXT
On current trends, Earth's thermometer will cross that threshold in the 2040s, said the report.

Kamala Mills blaze started at Mojo’s Bistro, not 1Above: fire brigade report

  Kamala Mills blaze started at Mojo’s Bistro, not 1Above: fire brigade report Kamala Mills blaze started at Mojo’s Bistro, not 1Above: fire brigade reportEarlier, the Mumbai Police had claimed they were in possession of a mobile phone clip showing the fire originated in 1Above and, within 52 seconds, gutting the resto-bar.

blog 'malikphilemon.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Third and Goal : Great Football of the Twentieth Century eBook.

blog 'jillianevans.blogdetik.com' is not exists. North Sea Climate

The greenhouse gas emissions guaranteeing that outcome will have been released within 10 to 15 years.

Under any scenario, there is no model that projects a 66-percent-or-better chance of holding global warming below 1.5 C, the synthesis of recent scientific studies concluded.

With only a single degree Celsius of warming so far, our planet is already coping with a crescendo of climate impacts including deadly droughts, erratic rainfall, and storm surges engorged by rising seas.

The landmark, 197-nation climate treaty, inked in 2015, calls for limiting global warming to "well under" 2 C, and "pursuing efforts" for the 1.5 C cap.

All countries made voluntary carbon-cutting pledges, running out to 2030.

Global warming © ap Global warming

At the same time, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) was mandated to prepare a special 1.5 C report covering impacts and feasibility.

BSP leader Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack in UP jail, hospitalised

  BSP leader Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack in UP jail, hospitalised BSP leader Mukhtar Ansari suffers heart attack in UP jail, hospitalised“I have talked to the SSP, Banda, and he told me about it (heart attack). I have sought a report from both the SP and the DM, Banda. The legislator will be provided the best treatment,” Principal Secretary Home Arvind Kumar said here.

blog 'daisygrant.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

blog 'chrisalvarado.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Seasonal Climate : Forecasting and Managing Risk (Nato Science Series: IV

The final version, vetted by governments, will be unveiled in October.

- Moral hazard -

Pressure for the lower temperature target and the report came from nations whose fate could turn on the half-degree difference between a 1.5 C and 2 C world.

Rising seas, for example, threaten the existence of small island states and could displace tens of millions in Bangladesh, Vietnam and other counties with densely populated river deltas.

Global warming © AP Global warming "There is a tipping point on sea level rise" -- driven mainly by melting icesheets on Greenland and Antarctica -- "somewhere between 1.5 C and 2 C," said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

"With 2C, according to our models, sea level will just keep on rising," he told AFP.

The pathways that do exist for stabilising at 1.5 C would require breaching that threshold and then dialling down Earth's surface temperature by drawing CO2 out of the atmosphere and then using if for fuel or storing it underground.

None of technologies that do this exist today on an industrial scale, and some experts fear the long-shot 1.5 C target could pose problems of its own.

Trump says fairer deal might coax U.S. back into the Paris climate accord

  Trump says fairer deal might coax U.S. back into the Paris climate accord <p>Trump says U.S. could conceivably re-enter the Paris climate accord</p>"It treated the United States very unfairly," Trump said during a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

blog 'dianataylor.blogdetik.com' is not exists. or Filed and Recorded with the Secretariat of the United Nations : v

blog 'bradgarner.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Organisational Culture and Climate epub pdf txt.

"Any scenario for 1.5 C stabilisation likely requires a dubious dependence on 'negative emissions' technologies, whereas 2 C stabilisation is still possible without that," said Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University.

The lure of silver-bullet fixes, he and others point out, could weaken resolve to reduce greenhouse emissions at their source -- an unintended side-effect known as "moral hazard".

Global warming © AP Global warming Ensuring even a 50/50 chance of a 1.5 C world would require the equivalent of a climate change Marshall Plan, the study concluded.

- Lifestyle changes -

By 2050, carbon dioxide emissions would need to fall to "net" zero, meaning that any CO2 released into the air would have to be offset. Renewable energy sources -- mainly solar and wind -- would by then be the dominant energy source, and burning coal a distant memory.

Other planet-warming gases such as methane and HFCs would also have to be drastically reduced.

"Rapid and large-scale behaviour and lifestyle changes," such as a shift away from eating meat, will also be essential, the report said.

Antonio Guterres © Reuters Antonio Guterres "We don’t have any margin for less than total commitment," said Chris Field, Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment in California and a former co-chair of the IPCC's Working Group II.

"Tackling climate is making serious investments more than making exactly the right mix of investments."

IPCC officials and scientists cautioned that the report -- which has already gone through three rounds of editing by scientists -- is bound to change before it is approved by governments at a meeting in October.

"Drafts are collective works-in-progress that do not necessarily represent the IPCC's final assessment," said IPCC spokesman Jonathan Lynn.

The current review cycle is the first in which government officials will submit comments.

"The final approval process is a dialogue between governments -- which have requested and will use the report -- and the scientists who have written it," he told AFP.

Never miss an important story, Follow us on Facebook, and on Twitter

Donald Trump mimics Indian accent to imitate Modi, says report .
Donald Trump mimics Indian accent to imitate Modi, says reportModi, in his visit to the White House last June, told Trump that “never has a country given so much away for so little in return”, referring to the US campaign in Afghanistan.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!