Rapid summer snow & sea ice meltdown
- global warming amplifying
State of the climate
All recorded causes & effects
of GHG pollution
at record high
rate of increase.
All regions now vulnerable
with declining yields
Already climate change
is affecting yields
- mostly negative
Record rate of
warming + acidification
Phytoplankton algae in decline
Committed Global Climate Change Planetary Emergency
The Health and Human Rights Approach to Greenhouse Gas Pollution
CLIMATE SYSTEM EMERGENCY INSTITUTE
Climate change is set to inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts”
on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are cut
sharply and rapidly.
IPCC at Lima, pre-COP20 (2014)
IPCC 2014 AR5 best-case RCP2.6 scenario
CAN International 2014
Emissions target of zero carbon
End fossil fuel energy era by 2050, resulting in a world economy run 100% by clean renewable energy
Limit global warming to under 1.5ºC limit
Phase out fossil fuel subsidies
22.6.2015 Reuters: Climate change health risk is a "medical emergency", experts warn
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5 Jan 2015 Current pace of environmental climate change is unprecedented in Earth's history
US President Obama ' no challenge poses a greater threat to our children, our planet, and future generations than climate change'.
25 Jan 2016 Mankind is likely on a path toward possible extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
4 Mar 2016 'We Have a Global Emergency” Parts of the World... Uninhabitable by 2100
VIDEO 2015 What people
about climate change
21 Mar 2016 WMO' Alarming' 'unprecedented' State of the Climate in 2015
Dr Perkins-Kirkpatrick said the WMO statistics revealed an emergency.
15 Mar 2016Climate emergency warning on ‘shock’ global temperatures (expert):
10 March 2016Atmospheric CO2 climate emergency: record high & dramatic highest annual increase from NOAA
15 April 2016 Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade
20 April 2016 Legal Petition Pushes President Obama to Declare Climate Emergency
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There is no capacity today or proven method of CO2 removal at any scale - though this is now unavoidable. The working prototype of the best and safest method is mechanical air removal with chemical conversion to solid carbonate. Rapid REPLACEMENT of all world fossil fuel energy by clean, zero-carbon energy must and can start immediately.
IEA COP22: Energy, Climate Change &
Environment: 2016 Insights
The world and national economies plan to increase fossil fuel CO2 emissions
30% by 2030 (INDCs IEA Nov 2016).
Nature Climate Change March 21st 2016 Risk of multiple tipping points ... urgent global action on climate change ... immediate massive effort ... US$116/tCO2 ... carbon emissions stopped by 2050... goal < 1.5ºC
US temperatures are 10-15 years ahead of global average Article January 11, 2017
Evidence from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans, ...tells an unambiguous story: the planet is warming, and ..., this warming has been driven primarily by human activity—predominantly the burning of fossil fuels. (US Climate Assessment)
Global climate change: existential threat
March 2018 WMO Global Climate 2017
Costliest ever for extreme weather
15 May 2018 Climate change: An 'existential threat' to most life on the planet, including and especially humankind, UN chief warns global summit, and the age of fossil fuels must be ended.
VIDEO of the historic statement by UN
Secretary-General António Guterres
17 May 2018 Climate change Climate change an 'existential security risk' to Australia, Senate inquiry says
9 June 2018 We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event.
Mr. Guterres noted that commitments are not worth anything “unless we accept that we face a global emergency.”
2015 research Public perceptions of future threats humanity: about half sense an existential threat .
Atlas of the world situation
Sept 2017 Mass marine-global extinction if we don't decline global carbon emissions by 2020