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UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

11 October 2018

He said that the European Union needs to increase its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target to 45 per cent "to be in line with the IPCC's recommendations on 1.5°C pathways".

"The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, is out".

The influential report reveals that only by keeping the temperature rise under 1.5C above pre-industrial levels will "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" be prevented.

There is threat that beyond rise of 1.5 deg C, humanity would enter the era of irreversible change.

In places like the American Southwest, warming is already affecting snowpack, forest die-offs, water supplies and wildfire season.

In 2016 they were nearly twice that, and the Canadian government's current aim is to only cut to about 512 million tonnes a year.

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The point is whether the human race will find the collective political and moral will to fight climate change.

But the report warns that "the effectiveness of such techniques are unproven at large scale and some may carry significant risks for sustainable development".

The report's authors projected that staying at or below 1.5 degrees Celsius will require slashing the world's greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030 ― and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 ― targets that many GOP lawmakers brushed off as infeasible. The report also notes that "any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing Carbon dioxide from the air".

"You can go from a diet that has small amounts of animal products, some might call it a Mediterranean based diet, we call it a flexitarian diet, over to a pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan diet - we tried to stay with the most conservative one of these which in our view is the flexitarian one, but even this has only one serving of red meat per week".

President Trump expressed skepticism yesterday about a major United Nations report on climate change that warned of irreversible warming if the world fails to act immediately. The report offers a more critical look at the consequences of climate change and how quickly it will affect the daily lives of the world's citizens through food shortages, increased number of wildfires and rising sea levels. That's right - the one country that pulled out of the phony Paris Climate Accord reduced its carbon emissions by 0.5 percent, the most of all major countries. Instead, however, the Trump administration rejects the science of climate change and actively favors dirty energy sources over clean ones.

Since 2016, representatives of 195 nations - including all the big emitters - signed on to the landmark Paris agreement calling for systematic emissions reductions beginning in 2020.

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Participants at the dialogue discussed activities relating to climate change response in Vietnam and seek solutions to promoting cooperation between the scientific community, entrepreneurs, organisations, partners, and individuals committed to adaptation to climate change. But it wasn't necessarily new. On Wednesday, he claimed that the panel, recognized by others as the world's leading authority on climate change, had been "totally discredited" and dismissed its latest findings. "Within a few generations he is burning the fossil fuels that slowly accumulated in the earth over the past 500 million years".

Yet, the US never moved to curtail fossil fuel use. He added that Vietnam has issued a plan for the Implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, with a focus on implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

Countries should now strive to keep the Earth's temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) instead of the 2°C target agreed to at the Paris Agreement talks in 2015, urges the United Nations.

The impacts of global warming on human health are also essential to consider.

The report takes a worldwide look at the growing impacts of climate change.

All those initiatives and studies ended once Gov. Susana Martinez took office in January 2011.

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UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change