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Canada's goals well below what's needed to stop catastrophic climate change

11 October 2018

It also is influential driver to alter the mind and will of political leaders, including the climate-deniers as well as the stallers and breakers of the global consensus.

The conclusion that a 1.5°C target is still within reach rests on the assumption of immediate and far-reaching changes to global energy, land use, industrial and urban systems.

It also notes that the adverse impacts from climate change will be far worse at 2C of warming than 1.5. The reality of the world today is that climate change is now happening at such an alarmingly fast rate that we may only have 12 years left before hundreds of millions of people are in peril of losing everything.

"We urge investors to view the United Nations report as a call to put their capital to work in ways that benefit both their finances and the environment", Jon Gordon, Vincent Heaney, Sagar Khandelwal, and Christopher Swann wrote in a note this week. Florida is a state that is expected to be heavily affected by rising sea levels expected with global warming.

Even Germany, which advocated for a slower approach to protect auto-manufacturing jobs, argued for a 30-percent reduction from 2021 levels by 2030, according to a Reuters report.

According to the most recent federal climate assessment for the region, as winter temperatures continue increasing, less snow will fall, "potentially disrupting western US water management practices".

" Others face a clear choice: either they support targets which are in line with the 1.5 degrees Paris Agreement goal, or they condemn us to truly devastating climate impact", Mr Trio said.

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"This change can happen in two ways: in our collected effect on the climate and biodiversity, and the runaway effect of powerful new technologies, such bio, cyber and artificial intelligence". Yet past year, according to the International Energy Agency, global emissions hit an all-time high. Coral reefs would decline by 70-90 percent with global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, whereas virtually all (more than 99 percent) would be lost with the high warming cap. These include the new European Union 2030 renewable energy target of 32%, the new energy efficiency target of 32.5%, the reform of the European Union emission trading system, the emission reduction targets in sectors falling outside the scope of ETS and the integration of land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) in the EU's climate and energy framework, the Council said. At 1.5℃ of global warming, Namibia and Botswana can expect roughly 20 more days of heat stress exposure in a year.

The report outlines the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Now comes the new report from a United Nations panel that warns that the world might be on a path toward catastrophic climate change if greenhouse gas emissions aren't cut dramatically by 2030. It also does not describe any risks except for destabilization of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets, he said.

"The IPCC tends to be quite conservative both in terms of the way in which they do things but because you're dealing with the lowest common multiple of a large number of people from many different countries who have a more limited background in terms of dealing with the material they're actually assessing", he said.

McCormack said the government won't change policy just because somebody might suggest that some sort of report is the way we need to follow and everything that we should do.

More research is needed in the area, but the relationship between climate change-induced environmental stressors and mental health seems like yet another important reason to help fight climate change.

Canada's goals well below what's needed to stop catastrophic climate change