Don't buy the UN's bull - The US isn't killing planet Earth

Clark Diaz
October 11, 2018

"Those of us in affluent, "developed" societies - because those are the people to whom such lists are exclusively directed - can read the lists, think about what we can or already do individually, commit ourselves mentally to others, then park it and get on with our individual lives".

Tina Simmons, a cashier at the POD in the College of Media and Entertainment, is also not ready to blame global warming.

As one of the countries hardest hit by climate change, Vietnam has been actively performing global commitments and exerting efforts to ease its impacts, on official has said.

Meanwhile, Jon Queally at Common Dreams writes-What's Not in the Latest Terrifying IPCC Report? Achieving that mark requires a 45 percent global greenhouse gas reduction by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050, the report said (Climatewire, Oct. 9).

"Natural gas flaring and leaks are wasteful, pollute the air we breathe, and undermine our best efforts to grapple with climate change", he said, calling for "significant" investments in clean, efficient energy production. In the USA, which has the world's largest economic coal resource, the Trump administration has had a hard time fighting to save coal. Since the mid-1800s the climate has already warmed by 1C.

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He also called Trump's proposal "tired rhetoric" and a sign that Trump is anxious about the Republicans in the midterms. Still the president said more must be done, and offered his prescription.

It also recommended that the percentage of coal used to power energy generation would need to drop to between 0% and 2% of the current level. 195 nations signed the accord in December 2015, which set the loose global goal of keeping the planet from warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

To this point, climate change has been a slow-motion calamity whose impacts, month to month and year to year, have been hard to perceive.

"The next ten years in terms of climate action are crucial".

As well, around the Mediterranean, freshwater availability will drop nearly twice as much at 2 C compared to 1.5 C warming - down 17 per cent versus nine per cent, according to the report.

"This is the only way European public finance can help the world keep temperature rise to 1.5°C by the middle of this century".

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Hourly pay edged up 0.3 percent for the month, and is 2.8 percent higher than the same month past year , a notch above inflation. Healthcare employment rose by 26,000 in September. "The standard measures just don't reflect those increases well, if at all".

- The West Antarctic ice sheet might not kick into irreversible melting.

Following a United Nations report on Monday that concluded world leaders have only two decades to end emissions of greenhouse gases or suffer catastrophic climate change, the European Union took just 13 hours to announce plans to cut emissions from cars and trucks a further 35 percent by 2030. The Institute for Energy Research found that China produced nearly one-third of the world's total carbon emissions past year. 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".

But a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change avoids any of these claims of climate chanage causing hurricanes to be more frequent or more severe.

"This is one of the most important reports ever produced by the IPCC, and certainly one of the most needed", Hoesung Lee, the chair of the body, said at a press conference in South Korea on Monday.

Henn was actually responding to Penn State University climate scientist Michael Mann who was pushing back against those criticizing the IPCC report as too "alarmist" in its declarations and warnings.

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Wendel Trio, the director of the Climate Action Network (CAN) said that it was "encouraging" that many European ministers have expressed interest in increasing the target limits and called on the other EU nations to prepare for a radical policy shift.

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