2018-10-08 01:20:03 UTC
Global warming must not exceed 1.5C, warns landmark UN report
The difference between +1.5 and +2.0C.
The report is public.
"It's a line in the sand and what it says to our species is that this
is the moment and we must act now," says Debra Roberts, a co-chair of
the working group on impacts.
"This is the largest clarion bell from the science community and I
hope it mobilises people and dents the mood of complacency."
Read our full report from global environment editor, Jonathan Watts, here.
The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovtal Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Mon say urgent and
unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which they say
is affordable and feasible although it lies at the most ambitions end
of the Paris agreementpledge to keep temperatures between 1.5C and 2C.
The half-degree difference could also prevent corals from being
completely eradicated and ease pressure on the Arctic, according to
the 1.5C study, which was launched in Incheon in South Korea after
approval at a final plenary of all 195 countries that saw delegates
hugging one another, with some in tears.
The current global state-of-play as described in the report:
* Human activities have caused about 1C of global warming since
pre-industrial times (expressed as a likely range of 0.8-1.2C).
* We are seeing the effects of this through increased extreme weather,
rising sea levels, coral bleaching and shrinking Arctic sea ice,
among other changes.
* We're likely to reach 1.5C warming sometime between 2030 and 2052 on
the current path. The effects of this warming would be materially
and noticeably different than today. It would be worse again at 2C
and higher temperature rises.
* To limit warming to 1.5C we need to cut global emissions by about
45% by 2030 compared with 2010 levels.
* Scientists say it could be done but it would require rapid action
now. It would mean significant changes in all sectors of society. We
would also need to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Al Jazeera Weather @AJEWeather 07 Oct 2018 15:37Z
Tropical Depression 14 has developed in the Caribbean and is expected to
intensity while moving into the Gulf of Mexico
Rising seas are swallowing Scotland's Stone Age ruins
Mother Nature Network, 07 Oct 2018 16:17Z
According to the lead author of the UCS report, Adam Markham, these locations,
combined with rising sea levels and resulting coastal erosion, have made ...
Cyclone brewing over Arabian Sea; Bay depression heralds NE ...
The Hindu BusinessLine, 07 Oct 2018 17:12Z
The Arabian Sea is only a puff away from hosting another tropical cyclone,
the third this year, after a depression over the East-Central basin
intensified into a ...
Assaad Razzouk @AssaadRazzouk 07 Oct 2018 17:45Z
Ukraine: According to the Government, people will not be able to return to
live in the Chernobyl area evacuated after the catastrophic 1986 nuclear
accident for another 24,000 years So Ukraine just launched its first solar
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Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says
ABC News, 08 Oct 2018 7:00am
Chinese authorities say they are investigating Meng Hongwei, the head of the
global law enforcement organisation Interpol who has been missing since
Sept 25, for suspected violations of the law.
Cancer Council calls for Australian review amid Roundup cancer concerns
ABC/Four Corners, 8 Oct 2018 7:05am
Australia's peak cancer body is calling for an independent review into the
world's most popular weedkiller which has been linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Tropical Storm Michael forms, forecast to hit Gulf Coast as a hurricane
USA TODAY, 07 Oct 2018 18:49Z
Trust Me, I'm An Expert: Cyclone season approacheth, but this year ...
The Conversation AU, 07 Oct 2018 19:11Z
The Bureau of Meteorology's tropical cyclone outlook is out today. It's
predicting a weaker-than-normal tropical cyclone season this year but if one
hits - and it's ...
King tides are back, flooding South Florida streets
Sun Sentinel, 07 Oct 2018 19:40Z
For the third year in a row, the Sea Level Rise Solutions Project of South
Florida hosted the event to showcase how king tides flood streets in Hollywood.
Sydney peak hour chaos as train delays and a major road crash cause havoc
ABC News, 08 Oct 2018
Mon morning's peak commute is hit by major delays caused by a "larger
than expected" number of Sydney Trains staff calling in sick, and a major
road crash leaving traffic queued up for kilometres.
Terry Hughes @ProfTerryHughes 07 Oct 2018 20:05Z
One degree of global average warming has already triggered 3 pan-tropical
coral bleaching events. There is no time to lose. smh.com.au/politics/feder...
Vital road reopens after sustaining 'almost biblical' damage during
ABC Tropical North, 07 Oct 2018 21:32Z
Its destruction tripled commutes and split a school in two. Now, after 18
months after the category 4 storm, a critical roadway in central Queensland
is operational again.
Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist 'murdered and dismembered' after going to
consulate to collect wedding papers
ABC News, 8 Oct 2018 11:37am
Turkish officials say they have concrete evidence missing Saudi journalist
Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, with a friend of the prominent writer saying
they think he may have been dismembered.
* A friend of Khashoggi says officials told him the journalist was dead
* Khashoggi was a prominent critic of Prince Mohammed bin Salman
* The Washington Post said it would be a "monstrous and unfathomable act" if
reports are true
A contributor to The Washington Post, Khashoggi has not been seen since
Tue last week, when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey,
to collect papers for his upcoming wedding.
Petition rejects decision to turn Syd Opera House into billboard
ABC News, Mon Oct 8 11:29:36 EST 2018
A petition with 140,000 signatures as rejected a NSW govt decision to
allow an ad for a horse race to be projected on the Opera House. Prem
Berejiklian made the decision after prev rejecting the idea after
lobbying from right wing broadcaster Allan Jones on behalf of the
racing industry. PM Scomo had also given the idea the tick of approval,
saying it was a "no brainer" to use the Opera House for advertising
describing it as "Ausralia's biggest billboard".
Opera House racing ad demanded by Alan Jones is `a good compromise',
* Premier says Everest Cup projection `the right thing for Sydney' as Scott
Morrison says decision a `no-brainer'
* The Alan Jones-Opera House row proves Sydney is in thrall to the gambling
The Guardian, 07 Oct 2018 13.46 AEDT