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 EMERGENCY INSTITUTE
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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VIDEO Michael Mann on 1.5C Report
It's actually worse
IPCC 2018 Special Report 1.5C
IPCC 2018 1.5C Report, Box 3.6
IPCC 1.5°C Report: Economic Damages
from Climate Change
Global economic damages of climate change are projected to be smaller under warming of 1.5°C than 2°C in 2100 (Warren et al., 2018c).
The mean net present value of the costs of damages from warming in 2100 for 1.5°C and. 2°C (including costs associated with climate change-induced market and non-market impacts, impacts due to sea level rise, and impacts associated with large-scale discontinuities) are $54 and $69 trillion, respectively, relative to 1961–1990.
Values of the social cost of carbon vary when tipping points are included. The social cost of carbon in the default setting of the Dynamic Integrated Climate-Economy (DICE) model increases from $15 tCO2 to $116 when large-scale singularities or ‘tipping elements’ are incorporated . These calculations excluded the large health co-benefits that accrue when greenhouse gas emissions are reduced
The economic damages of climate change in the USA are projected to be large , the USA stands to lose -0.1 to 1.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at 1.5°C warming.
PDF of IPCC 1.5C Table 3.2 Global and regional climate changes and hazards
PDF of IPCC 1.5C Report on food security
PDF of 3 page IPCC 1.5C Report essentials
Increasing heat waves world-wide
- Immediate (2020) rapid decline in global emissions
- 50% drop in global emissions by 2030
- 86% drop in fossil fuels by 2050
For a chance at the the 1.5C limit
The report shows with certainty that
1.5C is globally disastrous but
2C is total planetary catastrophe