Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times


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The report was written and edited by 91 scientists from 40 countries who analyzed more than 6,000 scientific studies... Absent aggressive action, many effects once expected only several decades in the future will arrive by 2040, and at the lower temperature, the report shows...

To prevent 2.7 degrees of warming, the report said, greenhouse pollution must be reduced by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050. It also found that, by 2050, use of coal as an electricity source would have to drop from nearly 40 percent today to between 1 and 7 percent. Renewable energy such as wind and solar, which make up about 20 percent of the electricity mix today, would have to increase to as much as 67 percent...

The report concludes that the world is already more than halfway to the 2.7-degree mark. Human activities have caused warming of about 1.8 degrees since about the 1850s, the beginning of large-scale industrial coal burning, the report found.
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5 weeks ago by iamfantastikate
A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy.
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8 weeks ago by bschlagel
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The United Nations climate panel has issued a report basically warning that the end of the world is in 22 years -- and this report will almost certainly be completely ignored by most of the TV media, most of the population & the entire political class. https://t.co/Jf2JIOWZLd

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) October 8, 2018
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8 weeks ago by jeremyhiggs
"A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”"
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8 weeks ago by jbushnell
A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy.
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9 weeks ago by basetta
A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy.
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9 weeks ago by bradbarrish
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A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy.
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9 weeks ago by hecavanagh
Why would you include input from the coal lobby and Americans for Prosperity in a report about the climate crisis?
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9 weeks ago by AramZS
RT : If you had a baby now, this would be when they got out of college.

I don’t know how people can be blasé about this.
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9 weeks ago by arainert
<<To prevent 2.7 degrees of warming, the report said, greenhouse pollution must be reduced by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050. It also found that, by 2050, use of coal as an electricity source would have to drop from nearly 40 percent today to between 1 and 7 percent. Renewable energy such as wind and solar, which make up about 20 percent of the electricity mix today, would have to increase to as much as 67 percent. “This report makes it clear: There is no way to mitigate climate change without getting rid of coal,” said Drew Shindell, a climate scientist at Duke University and an author of the report.>>
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9 weeks ago by jikatu
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9 weeks ago by stateless
A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy.
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9 weeks ago by exlibris
RT : If you had a baby now, this would be when they got out of college.

I don’t know how people can be blasé about this.
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9 weeks ago by dscassel
Dems vs Republicans is the War of the Five Kings and climate change is the White Walkers.
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9 weeks ago by geekgirl397
If you had a baby now, this would be when they got out of college.

I don’t know how people can be blasé about this.
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