Committed Global Climate Change Planetary Emergency
The Health and Human Rights Approach to Greenhouse Gas Pollution
CLIMATE 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)
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5 Jan 2015 Current pace of environmental climate change is unprecedented in Earth's history
25 Jan 2016 Mankind is likely on a path toward possible extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
IEA COP22: Energy, Climate Change & Environment: 2016 Insights
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
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 disruption is now a Global Extinction Threat
(UN Sec. General Antonio Guterres 2018 see below )
March 2018 WMO Global Climate 2017
Costliest ever for extreme weather
15 May 2018 UN Sec. General says climate change is 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 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 .
Sept 2017 Mass marine-global extinction if we don't decline global carbon emissions by 2020
May 2018 Massachusetts Religious leaders, & scientists (over 500) declare climate change is an emergency
2018 Health leaders Call to Action
Climate Change is a
Global Health Emergency
11 Sept 2018 UN Secretary-General Guterres warns "If we do not change course by 2020,
we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous
consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.
18 Feb 2019 EU Climate change existential threat will spare no country-world is not moving fast enough to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption.
Unprecedented Crime: co-authored) Book
2020 Deadline: Emissions Decline
For a chance of 1.5C (and 2C limit) to avoid global heating runaway extinction global emissions must decline 2020
Accelerating greenhouse gas pollution data + policies for large increases in fossil fuel extraction =biosphere collapse (global heating/climate chaos/oceans collapse)
IPCC Madrid UN COP25 opening IPCC statement Dec 2019
"Our assessments show that... greenhouse gas emissions must start to peak from next year." "The Three special reports reconfirm the urgent need for immediate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions"
Nov 2019 World Scientists Warning to Humanity: Climate Emergency 18 Oct 2019 “Climate change a considerable threat to global food security, with existential outcomes 17 Sept 2019 Our addiction to fossil fuels causes climate emergency, say UN human rights experts 10 Oct 2019 IMF warns world must take urgent steps to reduce global warming
IPCC 2018 1.5C Report: ONLY ONE YEAR LEFT to put global emissions into rapid decline from 2020 to avoid global climate catastrophe.
Governments' national emissions targets are a big global emissions INCREASE by 2030, which is a global extinction scenario,
2019 Accelerating Data Sets
UN Call to Action document of the Sept 2019 UNClimate Action Summit Summit Conference call to end subsidies on fossil fuels and high emitting agriculture
All mitigation projections require immediate (2020) rapid decline in global emissions.
15 Jan 2018 We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, renowned Harvard Scientist Says. He argued that the physical sciences should take responsibility for preventing environmental catastrophe in the same way the biological sciences have set out to cure cancer.
The 2020 Climate Deadline
We have to warn the world that current national emissions targets are a pathway to massive global extinction and that from the recent data trends, research and IPCC reports the survival of humanity and most of life depends on the immediate(2020) rapid decline of emissions from 2020 (universally recommended for years), with a 50% cut by 2030 (both IPCC 2018 1.5C).
May 13, 2019. In a judicial first, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal court found found against the Saskatchewan government ruling that “climate change is doubtless an emergency in the sense that it presents a genuine threat to Canada.”
1 May 2019 UK Parliament declares 'climate emergency'
Current global emissions are tracking towards the worst case
global suicide scenario
"Annual emissions from fossil fuels must start falling by 2020"
Many now realize we are all in a climate and Nature emergency.
Not so well known is that they both interact making each other worse.
2019 multiple GHG pollution data sets are accelerating, trending to biosphere collapse
8 May 2019 (Time Youtube) U.N. Secretary-General Warns of 'Total Disaster' If Global Warming Isn't Stopped. The alternative to global transformation “would mean "a catastrophic situation for the whole world”
Sec General Guterres said he will ask leaders to stop subsidizing fossil fuels.
He said he wants countries to build no new coal power plants after 2020. He wants them to put a price on the use of carbon. He wants net zero carbon by 2050
PDF 2020 deadline high resolution
17 June 2019 IISD Reforming Subsidies Could Help Pay for a Clean Energy Revolution: Report
UN Secretary General's global climate emergency statements
1 December 2019 ...the efforts of the international community to reach these targets have been “utterly inadequate.” "The point od no return is hurtling towards us" 28 May 2019 VIDEO Austrian World Summit UN head calls again for end to fossil fuel subsidies 31 May 2019 UN head calls again for end to fossil fuel subsidies
28 June 2019 "We have run out time on climate change"
United Nations General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces
30 June 2019 Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE (United Arab Emirates) meeting.
26 July 2019 Climate Change Experts Believe 2020
Last Chance to Save Environment
The Great Earth Emergency
2019 THE EMERGENCY HAS GOT MUCH WORSE: NEW COMPUTER MODELS SHOW CLIMATE IS MUCH MORE SENSITIVE
Heat is being added to the biosphere at
VIDEO UN Dec 2019 COP 25 IPCC Chair 2020 global emissions decline imperative
Sept. 23, 2019 Global Youth Climate Action Declaration
25 June 2020 UN Climate Secretariat "To avoid runaway climate change we must act now"
Big Climate News
Dec 2019 to June 2020 +1.37C
3 Aug 2020 Physicists: 90% Chance of human society Collapsing Within Decades