Landmark UN Climate Change Report: Act Now To Avoid Climate Catastrophe | IFLScience

https://www.iflscience.com/environment/landmark-un-climate-change-report-act-now-to-avoid-climate-catastrophe/

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has unleashed their Special Report on the impact of global warming reaching 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
“This IPCC report is set to outline a rescue plan for humanity,”
“1.5°C is the new 2°C,”
If we stick to Paris Climate Agreement commitments, we could still see a global warming of about 3°C by 2100.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Solar industry lobby wants to punish climate emergency critics for sabotaging emergency measures
    https://notrickszone.com/2020/01/05/german-solar-industry-politicians-call-for-punishment-of-dissenters-sabotaging-climate-emergency-measures/

    Climate science and energy policy dissenters may need to be prepared to get fined, maybe sent to a mental institution or even imprisoned. German climate crazies are calling for it!

    German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk on December 25, 2019:

    Climate scientist Johan Rockström thinks the declaration of a climate emergency is justified.

    Rockström (Potsdam Institute Director):

    The declaration of a “climate emergency” would make it possible to make really big decisions. …such as making things possible that are necessary but have not been considered realistic.“

    This reminds in the diction of 24 March 1933, at that time the law was officially called: “Law to remedy the distress of the people and the Reich” and it served to abolish the Republic. Isn’t anyone suspicious?

    “Such a threat of punishment in no way undermines the fundamental right to freedom of opinion.” It’s worse! It undermines the freedom of thought and freedom of science.

    Only a clueless kakistocrat would talk so foolishly.

    A strong democracy invites healthy dissent, not punish someone who actually has enough sense to wonder what in God’s name is going on.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ‘It eats everything’ – the new breed of wildfire that’s impossible to predict
    https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/it-eats-everything-new-breed-wildfire-s-impossible-predict.html

    We’re fighting a different kind of wildfire whose behaviour experts are struggling to predict.

    Climate change and negligent forest management are causing higher-intensity, faster-moving fires that can generate enough energy to evolve into erratic firestorms, known as pyroCbs, in the face of which first responders can do little.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Investors and utilities are seeding carbon markets with new startups
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/07/investors-and-utilities-are-seeding-carbon-markets-with-new-startups/

    While most of the world agrees that carbon dioxide emissions from human activity are creating a climate crisis, there’s little consensus regarding how to address it.

    One of the solutions that’s both the most obvious and, seemingly, the most difficult for the international community to agree on is establishing a market that would put a price on carbon emissions. Making the cost of emissions palpable for industries would encourage companies to curb their polluting activities or pay to offset them.

    The holy grail of a global carbon market — or a collection of regional ones — has been on the agenda for climate activists and regulators since the Kyoto Protocols were ratified in 1997, but enacting the policy has proven elusive.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    110 years of Australian temperature

    Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/history/temperature/

    #Map #Maps #Amazingmap #Amazingmaps #Temperature #Australia #Climate

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ”Saksan Greta Thunberg” pani teollisuusjätin polvilleen: Yhtiön lähes pakko luopua Australian hiilikaivostilauksesta
    https://www.uusisuomi.fi/uutiset/us/9b66c04a-0f02-4905-94a2-f7f1c314d476?ref=ampparit:a679

    Saksan suurimpiin teollisuuskonserneihin kuuluvan Siemensin pääjohtaja Joe Kaeser myöntää, että maastopaloista kärsivän Australian suureen hiilikaivoshankkeeseen osallistuminen oli virhe. Myönnytys on iso voitto maan Fridays for Future -liikkeelle ja sitä johtavalle Luisa Neubauerille.

    Teollisuuskonserni Siemensin pääjohtaja Joe Kaeser myönsi konserninsa toimineen väärin sen jälkeen, kun hän oli keskustellut puolitoista tuntia 23-vuotiaan ilmastoaktivistin kanssa Münchenissä.

    Päätös siitä toimitetaanko Australiassa avattavalle jättimäiselle hiilikaivokselle Siemensin teknologiaa, tehdään lähipäivinä.

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    2019 Was The Hottest And Driest Year In Australian History
    https://www.iflscience.com/environment/2019-was-the-hottest-and-driest-year-in-australian-history/

    Globally, 2019 was the second hottest on record, but in Australia, it went one worse. Across the continent, temperatures were 1.52ºC (2.74ºF) above the average since reliable measurements began more than a century before. The previous record was 1.33ºC (2.39ºF), set in 2013.

    The rainfall record was even further outside previous ranges,

    Fires are caused by local conditions, not national averages, but Head of Climate Monitoring Dr Karl Braganza pointed out that the distribution of heat and rain made things even worse. “Just a few weeks ago in December, we saw the Australia-wide record hottest daily average maximum temperature broken multiple days in a row,”

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Get grants to develop technology to reduce CO2 emissions
    https://www.edn.com/get-grants-to-develop-technology-to-reduce-co2-emissions/?utm_content=buffer55313&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Manhattan 2, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, will award up to 15 small grants ($5K each) in 2020 to develop electrical, mechanical, and software technology that reduces climate change. Undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, and degreed professionals of any nationality, residing at any international location are eligible. Proposals are due February 15, 2020.

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Greta shared this – most of the warming has gone into the oceans :/

    Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/13/ocean-temperatures-hit-record-high-as-rate-of-heating-accelerates

    Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases

    The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, showing “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet.

    The new analysis shows the past five years are the top five warmest years recorded in the ocean and the past 10 years are also the top 10 years on record. The amount of heat being added to the oceans is equivalent to every person on the planet running 100 microwave ovens all day and all night.

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Sää sekosi täysin: pian on lämmintä kuin juhannuksena – kevät voi alkaa ennen talvea
    https://www.iltalehti.fi/saauutiset/a/f466591b-689a-4659-8ba8-a8d1e15a853a

    Harmittaako lumeton tammikuu? Parasta tottua, sillä Suomella on edessään mustien talvien tulevaisuus – eikä rakennuskantamme kestä sitä
    https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/64bf683b-0408-4468-9db0-2d3b70ffac8e

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Kolumni: Ilmastonmuutos on kiistaton fakta, mutta paniikki maailmanlopusta turhaa – villakoiran ydin ei ole vegaanius
    https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/fc65bfbe-a3ba-491d-a205-cbd3faeefd9b

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    1000 miljardia euroa on n. pari tonni per jokainen EU-kansalainen vauvasta vaariin. Arvatenkin suomalaiset maksavat paljon enemmän, kuin vaikkapa bulgarialaiset tai romanialaiset. En yhtään ihmettelisi, jos nelihenkisen suomalaisperheen hintalappu on kymppitonneja. Iso osa tästä rahasta valuu hyväveli/siskoverkostojen kautta “oikeille” ihmisille. Eli kyseessä on vuosituhannen puhallus!

    Vai uskooko joku, että poliitikot käyttäisivät rahat järkevästi? Varsinkin kun jo nyt päätettiin, että rahoja EI saa käyttää ydinvoimaan!

    “Euroopan unionin jäsenmaat sopivat viime vuoden lopussa Puolaa lukuun ottamatta, että EU on hiilineutraali vuoteen 2050 mennessä.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157100339543528&id=637758527

    EU:n ilmastotoimet saivat hintalapun: tuhat miljardia euroa kymmenessä vuodessa
    https://www.hs.fi/talous/art-2000006372571.html

    Euroopan komissio julkaisi tiistaina uuden vihreän rahoitusohjelman, jonka tarkoituksena on tukea päästöttömyyteen siirtymistä. Fossiilimaita tuetaan omalla siirtymärahastolla

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    EU julkisti kaikkien aikojen kunnian­himoisimman ilmasto-ohjelmansa: ”Tämä hetki vetää vertoja historialliselle kuukävelylle”
    https://www.hs.fi/talous/art-2000006340045.html

    Uusi ohjelma vaikuttaa elämän jokaisella osa-alueella liikkumisesta kuluttamiseen. Suomeen se saattaa tuoda esimerkiksi lisää sähköautojen latauspisteitä.

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    January already 10 degrees warmer than usual in Finland
    The new decade is off to a warmer-than-usual start, with more above-average highs expected on Wednesday.
    https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/january_already_10_degrees_warmer_than_usual_in_finland/11157425

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Maailman suurin varainhoitaja Blackrock nostaa ilmastoasiat keskiöön – Sijoittaja jakaa yritykset hyviin ja huonoihin
    https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11158874

    Ilmastonmuutoksessa on häviäjiä ja voittajia, Blackrockin korkosijoituksista vastaava johtaja Scott Thiel sanoi Ylen haastattelussa keskiviikkona.

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    We have 10 years to save Earth’s biodiversity as mass extinction caused by humans takes hold, UN warns
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/14/world/un-biodiversity-draft-plan-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html

    UN report: 1 million species at risk of extinction 02:54
    (CNN)Almost a third of the Earth will need to be protected by 2030 and pollution cut by half to save our remaining wildlife, as we enter the planet’s sixth era of mass extinction, according to a United Nations agency.

    The UN Convention on Biological Diversity released a draft plan on Monday, which sets global goals to combat the ongoing biodiversity crisis in the coming decades.

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  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ZERO DRAFT OF THE POST-2020 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK PUBLISHED BY THE SECRETARIAT
    https://www.cbd.int//article/2020-01-10-19-02-38

    The Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has been tasked with advancing preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. It is expected that this process will culminate in the adoption of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework by the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, at the UN Biodiversity Conference in 2020 in Kunming, China as a stepping stone towards achieving the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”.

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