[GWSG] Practicing climate action; IPCC report on 1.5C of warming

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Mon Oct 8 09:49:39 EDT 2018

1. On the personal level, action on global warming is a daily practice, a way of life. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/opinion/sunday/climate-change-global-warming.html

Opinion | Stopping Climate Change Is Hopeless. Let’s Do It ...<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/opinion/sunday/climate-change-global-warming.html>
Mr. Schendler is a climate activist and businessman. Mr. Jones creates climate simulations for the nonprofit Climate Interactive.

2. The IPCC has released its 750-page report contrasting the effects of 1.5C and 2C of warming. It calls for dramatic action to avert the further deterioration of our climate. 1.5C will be sufficiently unsettling. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as ...<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html>
A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming ...

3. The Guardian provides another attempt to summarize the report. The contrast with the NY Times’ coverage is striking, with the Guardian attempting more successfully to envision the necessary changes ahead to avoid a catastrophe. The report will be presented to a gathering of national representatives in Poland at the end of the year. They will decide on fresh actions and commitments. “I hope this can change the world,” said China’s Jiang Kejun, an author of the report.   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report

Huge risk if global warming passes 1.5C, warns landmark UN ...<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report>
The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the ...

4. The summary of the IPCC report was approved, line by line, by the assembled nations, including the US and Saudi Arabia. The full report lists consequences of inadequate mitigation much softened in the summary. For example, the population dislocations from the effects of climate change can lead to political instability and war. The summary also omits the possibility of crossing tipping points which lead to unstoppable and accelerating global heating.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/08/world-leaders-climate-change-ipcc-report

The IPCC global warming report spares politicians the ...<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/08/world-leaders-climate-change-ipcc-report>
A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms the enormous wisdom that governments showed in Paris in December 2015, when they agreed to the goal of “pursuing efforts” to ...

5. Christiana Figueres observes that the obstacles to limiting warming to 1.5C are “mainly political; they are not technical or economic.” Policymakers, corporations, and voters need to act to win “a safer, more prosperous future.”   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/limiting-warming-to-15c-is-possible-if-there-is-political-will-climate-change

Limiting warming to 1.5C is possible – if there is ...<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/limiting-warming-to-15c-is-possible-if-there-is-political-will-climate-change>
T he new 1.5C report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a sophisticated intelligence briefing on the fate of our planet. Its message is relevant to every human being on Earth ...

6. The report’s full name is Global Warming of 1.5C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. Science Daily gets into some of its weeds. “Global Warming of 1.5°C is the first in a series of Special Reports to be produced in the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Cycle. Next year the IPCC will release the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, and Climate Change and Land, which looks at how climate change affects land use.” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181008075147.htm
Rapid response needed to limit global warming: Summary for ...<https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181008075147.htm>
The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in ...

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