- “Climate Report: Scientists Urge Deep Rapid Change To Limit Warming” • After three years of research and a week of haggling between scientists and government officials at a meeting in South Korea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5°C. [BBC News]
- “Eight Things You Need To Know About The IPCC 1.5°C Report” • While all countries committed under the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C-2°C (2.7°F-3.6°F), major questions remained: How can the world achieve this temperature goal? And what happens if it doesn’t? Here are eight things to know. [RenewEconomy]
- “The IPCC Global Warming Report Spares Politicians The Worst Details” • The IPCC report’s summary paints a sobering picture of the impacts of a global mean surface temperature rise of 2°C. The summary was approved by all governments, the US, Australia, and Saudi Arabia included. It does not even mention some of the content’s worst projections. [The Guardian]
- “Climate Crisis Spurs UN Call For $2.4 Trillion Fossil Fuel Shift” • The world must invest $2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050 to avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to the scientists convened by the United Nation’s IPCC. [Yahoo News]
- “World To Install Over One Trillion Watts Of Clean Energy By 2023” • The world could install over 1,000 GW of renewable power, more than the EU’s entire generating capacity, over the next five years. One scenario the International Energy Agency has in its latest annual report on renewables forecasts up to an extra 1.3 TW by 2023. [BloombergQuint]
- “Q&A With Joel Clement: Interior Department Whistleblower Discusses Climate Change In The Trump Era” • “I don’t think we’ve ever seen an administration try to undercut science so blatantly as this one,” Joel Clement told a group of students and professors at the Indiana University Robert H McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. [Indianapolis Star]
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