The report says more people are facing water shortages and severe drought
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But while the warnings about the dangers of letting temperatures go beyond 1.5C are dire, the report says, surprisingly perhaps, that the world can keep below the limit.
"Every extra bit of warming matters, especially since warming of 1.5ºC or higher increases the risk associated with long-lasting or irreversible changes, such as the loss of some ecosystems", the report said.
"Examples of actions include shifting to low- or zero-emission power generation, such as renewables; changing food systems, such as diet changes away from land-intensive animal products; electrifying transport and developing "green infrastructure", such as building green roofs, or improving energy efficiency by smart urban planning, which will change the layout of many cities", the reportsaid. The IPCC also included one scenario that would overshoot the 1.5°C target.
"This report makes it clear: There is no way to mitigate climate change without getting rid of coal", said Drew Shindell, a climate scientist at Duke University and an author of the report.
This means no more Carbon dioxide should be put out than is being removed by current measures, such as planting trees. It will be very hard to meet the ambitious Carbon dioxide targets without technological innovations, the report says, such as solar energy, wind energy and electricity storage. Trillions of dollars will soon be invested in new infrastructure; if we make the wrong choices, they'll be locked in, according to the same recent report. For instance, the United Kingdom works with public guarantees covering part of the upfront investment costs of newly planned nuclear capacity. In the Paris accord, 197 countries agreed to the goal of holding global temperatures "well below" 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.
More than 2,500 were killed in India when temperatures reached highs of 48 degrees between May and June three years ago.
A heat wave like the one in 2015 in India which killed almost 2,500 people may become an annual occurrence in India and Pakistan, a damning United Nations report on the threats of climate change claims.
"Twenty-40% of the global human population live in regions that, by the decade 2006-2015, had already experienced warming of more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial in at least one season". In fact, this goal felt so infeasible that a second was proposed in tandem: aiming to stall at a 2-degree-Celsius (3.6-degree-Fahrenheit) rise, which scientists then considered the threshold for the most severe effects of climate change, reports Coral Davenport for The New York Times.
McCormack said he "understands the concerns" expressed in the IPCC report, but admitted he hadn't read it yet.
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Debra Roberts, co-chair of IPCC Working Group II (which assesses the impacts of climate change) said the report gives policymakers and practitioners "the information they need to make decisions that tackle climate change while considering local context and people's needs".
Global Warming of 1.5 degrees is the first in a series of Special Reports to be produced in the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Cycle.
Another recent report from the consulting firm PwC makes it clear that even limiting warming to 2 degrees C will be a stretch: "There seems to be nearly zero chance of limiting warming to well below two degrees (the main goal of the Paris Agreement), though widespread use of carbon capture and storage technologies, including Natural Climate Solutions, may make this possible", it says. "The only way to achieve it is to stop all fossil fuel extraction and redirect the massive resources now spent on the fossil fuel economy towards the renewable energy transition". "The next few years are probably the most important in our history", she said.
In addition to the carbon tax, the federal government is moving on a number of fronts, both at home and internationally - phasing out coal-fired power; investing in public transit; requiring cleaner fuels; and financing clean technology development. The report also notes that the current deployment pace of nuclear energy is constrained by "social acceptability" in some countries. To maximise nuclear energy's contribution electricity markets need to acknowledge these benefits.
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Before the ceremony, he'd described opposition Democrats as "evil" and the sexual assault claims as a "hoax". 'The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats, ' Trump said .
The planet is already two-thirds of the way there, with global temperatures having warmed about 1°C above pre-industrial levels. And atmospheric carbon dioxide removal techniques would need to be employed on a truly significant scale.
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