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War on coal is heating up, but China is still the key

11 October 2018, 05:20 | Ross Houston

How years compare with the 20th Century average

Animated chart showing that most of the coldest 10 years compared to the 20th century average were in the early 1900s while the warmest years have all been since 2000 with 2018 on course to be the fourth warmest year on record

US President Donald Trump said he has yet to read a United Nations report warning of global warming-caused chaos unless drastic action is taken and added that he is skeptical.

"Our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has already shown exemplary commitment for ensuring all possible actions and supports, devising new innovative scientific strategies".

According to the report, issued by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, major effects will be experienced as early as 2040, just as many current Middle Tennessee State University students will reach middle age. The IPCC made a decision to write the report to shed light on the impact of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, and with the intention of increasing the response to climate change.

The report stated that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius rather than 2 degrees Celsius will lessen the considerable impacts to the ecosystem and human health, helping to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals. Florida is a state that is expected to be heavily affected by rising sea levels expected with global warming. 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.

To this point, climate change has been a slow-motion calamity whose impacts, month to month and year to year, have been hard to perceive. It's up to world leaders who meet later this year to try understand all that's being said, such as the work of the year's two Nobel economics laureates suggesting ways to fight global warming, including a universal carbon tax. When they say they'll take action on climate change through other means, they're not admitting that those other actions will cost industry and taxpayers more than the carbon tax in the long run.

Drought, flooding, extreme heat, increased poverty. Indeed, each time the IPCC gathers more data and further refines its models, the situation looks progressively worse.

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"We need each of us to think about our carbon footprint". Its prognosis for the planet is grim: We may have as little as 12 years to act on climate change - to slash global emissions 45 percent - to reach this target.

According to the most recent federal climate assessment for the region, as winter temperatures continue increasing, less snow will fall, "potentially disrupting western USA water management practices".

When you read the IPCC report, you see that what the world really needs is visionary leadership. It aims to provide them with the tools to speak out about how climate change accelerated by industrialized nations has negatively impacted their lives and discuss which steps can be taken to resolve the issue.

Trump tweeted in 2012 that "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive".

Instead of such "checklists", Adams writes that starting conversations - first with friends and family and then on a larger public scale - is the best way to bring about a raised awareness of climate change. Australia's pledge is to cut 2005-level emissions 26-28 per cent by 2030, a target environmental groups such as the Climate Action Tracker describe as "insufficient".

Friends of Science says the WSJ paragraph in which Lomborg describes the economic impact on Europe of cutting emissions 80% by 2050 should be front page news in every newspaper in Europe and North America.



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