ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report

ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report

ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report

The Paris Agreement aims to keep global temperature rise in this century well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the increase even further, to 1.5°C.

"There is also a good chance that drought severity will be less in a 1.5C world, having ramifications for water availability and food security". The report was prepared under the scientific leadership of all three IPCC working groups.

42,001 expert and Government review comments were considered.

The world is already facing the consequences of global warming.

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

Overall, the authors say that current greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030.

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The report cited more than 6,000 scientific references and was put together by 91 researchers and editors from 40 countries involved with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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"Accordingly, the world would witness greater sea level rise, increased precipitation and higher frequency of droughts and floods, hotter days and heatwaves, more intense tropical cyclones, and increased ocean acidification and salinity".

The IPCC report says that the next few years are probably the most important in human history and the decisions we make today about climate action are critical.

"The report shows that we only have the slimmest of opportunities remaining to avoid unthinkable damage to the climate system that supports life as we know it", said Amjad Abdulla, the IPCC board member and chief negotiator for an alliance of small island states at risk of flooding as sea levels rise. By the year 2030, global human-caused emissions of Carbon dioxide would need to fall by roughly 45 percent relative to 2010 levels.

These are just a few examples taken from a depressingly long list of climate change threats that would be made significantly more unsafe if the temperature were to rise by 2°C or beyond by the end of the century. Coral reefs would decline by 70-90 percent with global warming of 1.5 °C, whereas virtually all ( 99 percent) would be lost with 2 °C.

The UK already has a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and pressure has been building to set a zero-emissions target for mid-century. There was no mention of oil in this context in the summary.

In reality, it seems far more likely that the world will "overshoot" the 1.5 degree mark, causing irreversible harm.

But the report said some measures, such as planting forests, bioenergy use or capturing and storing CO2, remained unproven on a large scale and carried some risks.

Concern over a United Nations report on global warming released on Monday led European Union environment ministers to meet in Luxembourg, where they talked for more than 13 hours in search for a compromise.

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