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AGW Experts warn: world is 'well on the way' to rise of 1.5C

Postby Squire » 02 Oct 2018, 10:15

It's too late to defend the 1.5C target. Australia is about to experience a very hot summer based on the drought, the warm spring to date, and the lack of rainfall.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/global-warming-climate-change-temperature-rise-earth-experts-a8563966.html

Experts issue global warning and say world is 'well on the way' to rise of 1.5C
South Korea will become the meeting point for representatives from 195 countries who will meet this week to agree on a plan of action

The world is "already well on the way" to global temperature rises of 1.5C, experts have warned as countries meet to finalise a major report on the issue.

Representatives of 195 governments and scientists are meeting in South Korea this week to agree a report on the impacts of a rise of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels and the action needed to limit global warming to that level.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked to draw up the report after countries agreed to curb warming to "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit rises to 1.5C.

The tighter target was included in the global Paris Agreement on climate change agreed in 2015 amid fears that warming beyond 1.5C could threaten the survival of some countries, such as low-lying island states.

In order to stem rising temperatures, the world will need to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero and the report is likely to say that carbon emissions must fall to zero by 2050 to meet the 1.5C target.

It is likely to spell out the need for urgent and far-reaching changes, from clean energy to measures to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), which along with the UN Environment Programme sponsors the IPCC, has warned global temperatures have already climbed more than 1C above pre-industrial levels.

WMO deputy secretary general Elena Manaenkova said: "Global mean temperatures in 2017 were about 1.1C above pre-industrial levels.

"Unfortunately we are already well on the way to the 1.5C limit and the sustained warming trend shows no sign of relenting.

"The past two decades included 18 of the warmest years since records began in 1850."

She added: "Long-term climate change indicators highlight the need for urgent climate action."

Hundreds of experts have assessed all research on the subject to reach the report's conclusions and it will now be discussed by scientists and government representatives.

Subject to approval, the "summary for policymakers" report will be published on Monday October 8, though there are concerns that some governments could try to water down the study.

But IPCC chairman Hoesung Lee told the opening of the meeting that governments had asked the IPCC to draw up the report to help them tackle climate change.

"Together we will produce a strong, robust and clear summary for policymakers that responds to the invitation of governments three years ago while upholding the scientific integrity of the IPCC," he said.

Greenpeace international executive director Jennifer Morgan said the IPCC report comes in a year of climate impacts such as forest fires, heatwaves and typhoons, and the global community was "fed up" with inaction on the issue.

"This IPCC report is our moment of truth. People are hurt and demanding action. Governments and industry have for too long wasted time on talk and finger-pointing."

But she said there was hope as the report would make clear the choices and the trade-offs.

"For decision-makers around the world, it is now their responsibility to listen and step up with real climate leadership."
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Postby HBS Guy » 02 Oct 2018, 10:35

It will take a HUGE weather/climate related catastrophe before action will be taken.

But renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels so the trend will be to more and more RE, less and less FF power. That won’t be enough but slows the temperature rise and when action is taken after the huge catastrophe we will be able to act to stop temperatures, and CO2 increase.
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Postby HBS Guy » 02 Oct 2018, 11:15

For example:

The renewable energy construction boom in Victoria is on track to create more than 6,000 annual jobs, according to a new analysis.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/01/victorias-renewable-energy-boom-set-to-create-thousands-of-jobs
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Postby Squire » 02 Oct 2018, 12:17

It's quite amazing that the Chinese are the world leader in low-cost solar energy systems and in low-cost LED lighting production and marketing.
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Postby Monk » 02 Oct 2018, 13:34

Why amazing? They steal whatever knowledge they want.
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Postby Squire » 02 Oct 2018, 17:24

Monk wrote:Why amazing? They steal whatever knowledge they want.


Stealing knowledge and successfully applying it to mass production are two different things.

It's arguable that the Chinese have disseminated that knowledge to the benefit of the world in their products which are dominating world markets.

The USA is acting against China because they now see China as a threat to USA world domination and minnows like Australia and the UK jump on Trump's bus and follow blindly.

China is diversifying its resources sources into Africa and South America and there will be consequences to Australia in falling resource prices and quantities.
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Postby Bongalong » 02 Oct 2018, 19:28

The IPCC is already a watered down report because of it's very nature of all governments having to agree what is included.

It's all about making sure the big players get first dibs on the new industrial paradigm when panic stations hit. They do pay the bills after all...
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Postby Dax » 03 Oct 2018, 20:12

Squire wrote:
Monk wrote:Why amazing? They steal whatever knowledge they want.


Stealing knowledge and successfully applying it to mass production are two different things.

It's arguable that the Chinese have disseminated that knowledge to the benefit of the world in their products which are dominating world markets.

The USA is acting against China because they now see China as a threat to USA world domination and minnows like Australia and the UK jump on Trump's bus and follow blindly.

China is diversifying its resources sources into Africa and South America and there will be consequences to Australia in falling resource prices and quantities.


The chinese products are rubbish consumer junk, designed to bring as much of the worlds money under chinese control and control industry.

This link gives a better picture of where the reality lies and you can bet these scientists are being conservative in their predictions. Just as they got the outcomes right for now, they were predicted to happen in 2050 back in the 1980's and they are already here, but worse than thought.

People don't seem to realise that most life on earth can only survive in a very narrow temperature range, already millions die in heat waves that get hotter and longer every year. Raise the temp average 2 or 3 degrees and most life will begin to die. That may bring Aus cities into daily temp ranges in the high 40's with days approaching 60 with heat reflection, A/C, vehicle and industry heat emissions, chemical pollution and smog adding to the heat equation.

https://www.livescience.com/63709-trump ... grees.html
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Postby Bongalong » 04 Oct 2018, 17:40

The killer is the desert dwellers .... war is already here and it is not going away with climate change!
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Postby HBS Guy » 08 Oct 2018, 09:37

Nicole Hasham writes that a major climate report will say coal-generated electricity must be phased out globally by 2050 if the world is to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of global warming, including the total destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. How will the RWNJs in the government react to this?

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/major-climate-report-expected-to-call-for-coal-shut-down-by-2050-20181007-p508a2.html

RWNJs will largely ignore it. You expect conservatives to be comfortable about CHANGE?
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