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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:10 PM

'The Science Is Screaming': UN Report Warns (Climate Emergency)

"The annual Emissions Gap report (pdf) from the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) warns that nations' commitments under the Paris climate accord—from which U.S. President Donald Trump began formally withdrawing this month—are not nearly sufficient to bring about the widespread changes needed to avert climate catastrophe."

"Our collective failure to act early and hard on climate change means we now must deliver deep cuts to emissions," Inger Andersen, UNEP's executive director, said in a statement. "This shows that countries simply cannot wait until the end of 2020, when new climate commitments are due, to step up action. They—and every city, region, business, and individual—need to act now."

Anderson added that only "major transformations of economies and societies" will be enough.

"We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated," Anderson said. "If we don't do this, the 1.5°C goal will be out of reach before 2030."

I should add that oil industry internal studies have this happening by 2050.

link:https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/26/science-screaming-un-report-warns-only-rapid-and-transformational-action-can-stave

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