Trump suggests the climate may actually be 'fabulous' after ominous United Nations report

Trump suggests the climate may actually be 'fabulous' after ominous United Nations report

"The report makes it clear we need to get carbon out of the atmosphere", she said. "What could go wrong?" The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) declared it had "high confidence" in its predictions.

Released Sunday, the report warned that the world is rapidly running out of time to scale back greenhouse gas emissions before catastrophic planetary changes occur. "We're starting to see a wider acceptance that more needs to be done to fight climate change, and CCS is part of this "more".

The IPCC issued the report from Incheon, Republic of Korea, where for the past week, hundreds of scientists and government representatives have been poring over thousands of inputs to paint a picture of what could happen to the planet and its population with global warming of 1.5°C (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit).

According to the Global Coal Plant Tracker, China now has 957 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power operating - more than four times India's 219 GW.

The colorful senator from Louisiana, a state regularly inundated by flooding from extreme weather events like hurricanes, scoffed at the scientists' recommendations to curb emissions as "fantasy" and "magical thinking". The new report offered a look at the the consequences of a 2.7 degree rise.

In the 728-page document, the United Nations organization detailed how Earth's weather, health and ecosystems would be in better shape if the world's leaders could somehow limit future human-caused warming to just 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit (a half degree Celsius) from now, instead of the globally agreed-upon goal of 1.8 degrees F (1 degree C).

Many people are involved in these efforts, and many individuals are taking personal action to reduce their carbon footprint.

"Some of the differences we might see between one and a half degrees of global warming and two degrees of global warming is at one and a half degrees of global warming, we expect loss of somewhere between zero and 90 percent of coral reefs globally", Vimont said.

Small differences can have huge impacts.

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He does not note that ice melts and sea level rise is slowing from the previous 100 years. I have followed the IPCC's research since covering the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. "Each fraction of a degree that global temperatures rise is extremely risky". With 2 degrees they are much, much worse. Hot summers will become more frequent, and, wrote federal scientists in 2017, if carbon emissions remain high and water management systems aren't changed, chronic, long-term drought is increasingly possible by the end of the century.

The implications of what the near future holds for these countries, which are already dealing with climate adaptation challenges, demand concerted action, both locally and internationally.

While we might be frogs in climate change's pot, there is still time to turn the burner down.

Together with the ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Vietnam has issued a plan for the implementation of the document, with a focus on implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), Thanh said. Trump has signaled he will pull the United States out of the global climate pact.

Changes in rainfall are also projected to shift. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said, adding that his responsibility was to "balance those interests raised in that report with (his state's) broader economic and security interests".

The world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide, by far, is China.

As President, Trump has been unwilling to take steps to curb climate change that he feels would damage industry.

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Iowa on October 9.

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