1156 Climate Change revisited

There are two article in the newspaper today about Climate Change:

SMH: UN Report urges drastic Action' ... by Mike Foley

The world has blown its chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, according to a damning climate change report from the United Nations, which urges a quick and drastic reduction in global greenhouse emissions.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report showed that if the policies that were in place at the end of 2020 are maintained the world would probably hit a devastating 3.2 degrees of warming.

SMH: 'Despite its grim truths, not all the news in the climate report is bad' ... 

by Nick O'Malley

There is a lot of grim news in the latest United Nations climate report, not least that by any reasonable reading it suggests the goal of holding warming to 1.5 degrees may have already slipped from reach.

But the pathway to staying below 2 degrees of warming is wide open, if we choose to act. The figures suggest that warming can be held below that level and with real ambition, back towards 1.5 degrees. 

In the context of these two articles, an interesting video by KURZGESAGT. If you find that you worry about the effects of Climate Change and what the future holds for our children and grandchildren, watch this video  NOW.