Sussex academic says lifestyle changes 'not enough' to halt global warming

Pablo Tucker
October 11, 2018

The report shows that there is only low confidence regarding changes in global tropical cyclone numbers under global warming over the last four decades and cited "a decreasing trend in the global number of tropical cyclones and/or the globally accumulated cyclonic energy".

As one of the countries hardest hit by climate change, Vietnam has been actively performing worldwide commitments and exerting efforts to ease its impacts, on official has said. The report's authors estimate that, by 2025, electric vehicles will account for around 25% of new vehicles sold globally.

The IPCC issued the report from Incheon, Republic of Korea, where for the past week, hundreds of scientists and government representatives have been poring over thousands of inputs to paint a picture of what could happen to the planet and its population with global warming of 1.5°C (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.

Here is how to interpret the alarming new United Nations-sponsored report on global warming: We are living in a horror movie.


The good news is that it is still possible to prevent the world from warming over 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. He has also vowed to increase the burning of coal by the country. Unlike the US, Australia has not exited the Paris Agreement, but the country's current prime minister has declined to add any more money to the global climate fund. We are doing this because we feel this tool kit is vital to climate success, to evaluate various options and the complexities involved, and to encourage other universities, municipalities and states to do the same until society develops sufficient momentum to do so at a national level. He once threw a snowball on the Senate floor in an attempt to prove that global warming is nothing more than a hoax.

The co-chair of the IPCC Jim Skea said on Monday, when the report was published, that to limit warming to 1.5 degrees there needs to be changes to energy systems, to the way land is managed, and to reduce transport emissions.

They made the comment at high-level dialogue on climate change organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam (MONRE) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on October 10. That change has contributed to sea level rise, the melting of Arctic sea ice, coral bleaching of ocean reefs and ocean acidification.

Human activity has already caused Earth's temperature to rise about 1 degree C, and another half-degree will make the effects we're already seeing much worse. Global net emissions of carbon dioxide would need to fall by 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, and reach "net zero" around 2050.


What actions could get us to an increase of only 1.5°C?

"I am anxious for kids and grandkids, and this just shows the things we can all do that affect our children and grandchildren", said Samantha Campbell, 20, a sophomore who is studying commercial songwriting. In their support of Initiative 1631, the group released an open letter today, stating in part: Global temperatures are higher than ever in human history, the consequences of which we already see in increased flooding, more frequent heat waves, and melting glaciers.

"I'm anxious for kids and grandkids", says MTSU Sophomore Samantha Campbell when discussing her views on climate change in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.


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