War on coal is heating up, but China is still the key

War on coal is heating up, but China is still the key

Former president of Ireland and environmentalist Mary Robinson believes the nation has the potential to become a world leader on the issue of climate change, The Irish Times reports.

"Our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has already shown exemplary commitment for ensuring all possible actions and supports, devising new innovative scientific strategies".

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on Monday, Oct. 8th on the impact of climate change and the consensus was not good.

The report stated that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius rather than 2 degrees Celsius will lessen the considerable impacts to the ecosystem and human health, helping to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals. For instance, by 2100, the global sea level rise would be 10cm lower with global warming of 1.5ºC compared with 2ºC.

If there was anything more important than how we changed our lifestyles, WWF-New Zealand's David Tong said, it was how we used our voices.

An increase in temperatures of just 1.5C could destroy the Great Barrier Reef, a new report says.

In the 728-page document, the United Nations organization detailed how Earth's weather, health and ecosystems would be in better shape if the world's leaders could somehow limit future human-caused warming to just 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit (a half degree Celsius) from now, instead of the globally agreed-upon goal of 1.8 degrees F (1 degree C).

It warns that the world is rapidly running out of time before catastrophic effects on the planet take place.

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According to the Global Coal Plant Tracker, China now has 957 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power operating - more than four times India's 219 GW. We are also working on including what is called "proxy", or shadow pricing, in financial tools so that we are considering the costs of carbon emissions when deciding between various opportunities to further ASU's mission.

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.

The report's authors projected that staying at or below 1.5 degrees Celsius will require slashing the world's greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030 ― and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 ― targets that many GOP lawmakers brushed off as infeasible.

BECCS is a theory for "negative emissions" using large scale plant growth to absorb Carbon dioxide; the crops are burned to create energy while the Carbon dioxide is captured and buried in the ground.

On the extreme side, all you have to do is take a look around the world at the climate calamities that's been killing people in small and big countries.

She is also the founder of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, which aims to secure justice for "people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten - the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world." . "And a lot of these changes that we've seen are consistent with what this report is saying is likely, and what the global models are saying is likely to occur".

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Cambridge University's Professor Rees outlined what he viewed as the only viable "win-win solution" to controlling climate change. "With two degrees of global warming, the arctic will be ice free once every ten years". The IPCC report states that the hottest days of summer in mid-latitudes could increase by 4°C under a 2°C global increase, suggesting that heat waves here in southern BC could easily reach 44°C.

But the premier, who has said previously that coral and coal can coexist, says nothing about her government's policies will change on the back of this week's IPCC report.

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