Major UN report says climate change is worse than first thought

The world's top climate scientists this weekend declared that keeping temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius is no longer sufficient.

This again puts Trump at odds with the rest of the world when it comes to climate change, with the U.S. the world's only country to disavow the Paris climate agreement, which committed governments to attempt to stay within the 1.5C limit.

But no matter how many warnings we receive - and let's be honest, at this point we have had far too many - no one is willing to put their foot down and pump the brakes. We're expected to hit that 1.5-degree mark around 2040.

More sustainable consumption patterns are recommended in the choices on transportation, diet and the use of household goods. "Resolving such speed and scale issues would require people's support, public-sector interventions and private-sector cooperation". President Macron's One Planet Summit followed in NY during Climate Week, bringing together leaders of finance who were optimistic that managing climate risk is not only possible, but an exciting challenge that would also be profitable as new industries arise to do the most important work the world has ever demanded.

To have a chance of meeting the 1.5 degrees goal, climate-changing emissions would have to plunge 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2010 levels, the report said.

Australia is ranked the ninth-highest transport polluter per capita in the world - nearly 50 per cent higher than the OECD average.

"Experts agree that building up our green infrastructure-planting trees, incorporating greenery on all of our streets helps reducing flooding-keeps the city cooler while sucking up carbon".

Two decades. That's all the time world leaders have to reverse emissions of greenhouse gases to avoid inundating coastal cities, killing off coral reefs and their attendant marine wildlife, and potential food shortages, according to a new United Nations report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But that number is an average of temperatures all over the globe, so some places will become significantly hotter. "You know, which group drew it".

"So that is three out of every 10 baskets of groceries are thrown in the bin".

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"We need to extend this kind of progress on renewables to other areas".

But as Jamie Henn, co-founder and the program director for the global climate group 350.org, stated in a tweet on Tuesday, the "scariest thing about the IPCC Report" is the fact that "it's the watered down, consensus version".

Climate scientists said renewable energy sources will have to account for 70% to 85% of electricity production by 2050.

Professor Corinne Le Quere, from the University of East Anglia, said: "For the United Kingdom, this means a rapid switch to renewable energy and electric cars, insulating our homes, planting trees, where possible walking or cycling and eating well - more plants and less meat - and developing an industry to capture carbon and store it underground".

"That's why I plan to move forward with Transform Yonge, tearing down the Gardiner East and replacing it with a boulevard, and constructing a transit network that will increase options for the entire population", she said. And right now, we're not anywhere close to the path to make it happen.

"Now one in four Australians participate in Earth Hour".

"When the people lead, the politicians will follow. And I think we need to be able to demonstrate collectively that Australians do deeply care about this and we want urgent action".

Action in cities - which consume more than two-thirds of energy globally and account for about three-quarters of carbon emissions - are pivotal to meeting the target, said report author William Solecki, a professor at Hunter College-City University of NY.

"That is a sign of people getting up off their backsides and taking action", said Glen Klatovsky, deputy CEO of 350.org Australia.

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