WHITE HOUSE: Trump questions global report on climate change

WHITE HOUSE: Trump questions global report on climate change

WHITE HOUSE: Trump questions global report on climate change

Together with the ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Vietnam has issued a plan for the implementation of the document, with a focus on implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), Thanh said.

He has long ignored or cast doubt on the scientific community's consensus that human activity is causing unsafe climate change, and has frequently exhibited a profound misunderstanding of the science behind it. "Now we have the scientific evidence that 1.5°C is the appropriate goal that the world needs to go for (as a target to cap global warming), but also that it is a hard thing to achieve", noted Professor Michael Taylor, dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the West Indies and head of the Climate Studies Group, Mona.

"We don't need to consume as much as we have in the world", she said.

Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Country Director for Vietnam, said the IPCC report noted that severe impacts of climate change could be avoidable by limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but time is running out. President TrumpDonald John TrumpUniversity offering course on "Trumpaganda" Fiancee of missing Saudi journalist appeals to Trump for help Grassley says he wouldn't consider a Supreme Court nomination in 2020 MORE offered a skeptical response to the report on Tuesday."It was given to me, and I want to look at who drew it", he told reporters. But it's here that the coal lobby will run into problems.

On its own, the US government is systematically rolling back regulations on even the easy stuff, like recovery of methane gas from leaks in oil and gas drilling and moving heaven and earth in an effort to revive coal mining and coal fuels.

But like silent flatulence in an elevator, eventually natural gas will be unable to avoid the attention that is making life so hard for the coal industry. With 2 degrees they are much, much worse.

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In 2017, he announced that he was pulling the United States from the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. World transportation systems must be transformed from fossil fuels to electric to take advantage of that shift to renewables. Many corporations and local governments are taking similar action.

"There are positive signs that these good conditions will continue in coming decades", he said, citing a recent industry forecast that annual Asian demand for coal burnt in power plants would jump by half from about 740 million tonnes to 1.147 billion tonnes by 2030. In Trumpland, more corporate profits mean more jobs, more consumer confidence, more spending and higher growth. A key in this effort is to have solutions that are "shovel-ready" for when the climate change impacts become painful enough that the public willpower to act sweeps quickly onto the policy scene.

There is no room in that program for basic science or other research or for dealing with an worldwide problem whose dangers now, presuming he hears about this new report, are becoming imminent.

Compare that, we're constantly reminded, with the 29.5 per cent that China contributes, or the 14.3 per cent from the United States, whose President, an on-the-record climate denier, barely acknowledged this week's report. The report also recommends an outright ban of coal and dramatically increasing renewable energy such as wind and solar to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.

" Others face a clear choice: either they support targets which are in line with the 1.5 degrees Paris Agreement goal, or they condemn us to truly devastating climate impact", Mr Trio said.

We'll see what happens when Mar-o-Lago is under water.

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