Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Look to Indigenous people to fight climate change and prosper: Elizabeth May

Look to Indigenous people to fight climate change and prosper: Elizabeth May

While clearly not moving quickly enough in the right direction, business is increasingly thinking more widely and comprehensively about its objective and impact in this area - driven not least by growing corporate reporting against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). It's clear that the time to wake up and pay attention was about 10 years ago.

Without accompanying policy and institutional changes, such as a safe and efficient national public transport system and increased incentives to promote vehicle efficiency, fuel efficiency and fuel switching (for businesses and individuals), the removal of fuel subsidies will do little to drive required behavioural and lifestyle changes, Moreover, the IPCC report noted that energy conservation and efficiency and process efficiency are insufficient to limit warming to 1.5°C in industry. The new research, however, indicates that many of those effects will occur even sooner, with just a 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature gain.

TRL has observed that to ensure essential infrastructure is fit for goal, consideration of climate change needs to be embedded in asset management with infrastructure owners taking a proactive approach to mitigate risk before severe weather events occur. Since then, environmental advocates around the world have sought to protect human rights affected by unsafe climate change through various kinds of legal proceedings.

Avoiding the suffering that a plus-two degrees Celsius world would bring, the report says, requires such a thorough transformation of the world's economy, agriculture and culture that "there is no documented historical precedent". However, there are still plenty of Americans who are working to contain global warming. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, for instance, argues that: "The Saudis will keep killing civilians and journalists as long as we keep arming and assisting them". Hurricanes become more destructive as warmer ocean waters feed more energy to the storms. Some coral reefs would be able to adapt at 1.5 degrees C; at 2 degrees C their chances of survival are next to none, irrecoverably damaging the fisheries and livelihoods that depend on them.

The questions are blowing in the smog, in the heat waves, in the angry monsoon. This is the best-case scenario. "Now I say they're babies". In northern Africa, droughts would last five years. A 2018 paper in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society shows a slight downward trend of landfalling hurricanes and major land-falling hurricanes in the continental US over the past 117 years.

Alvaro Morata opens up about Chelsea FC struggles
As reported by The Metro , the Italian tactician said: "I don't think they know me very well, I don't think about the market". There was lot of tension and I didn't want to speak to anybody. "I was angry because I thought she was against me too".

At four degrees, global grain yields could fall by as much as 50 percent, producing food crises and possibly war. (We are now at +1C) But it still shies away from talking about the feedbacks, the refugees, and mass death. It is no coincidence that conservative Republicans are "much less inclined to anticipate negative effects from climate change or to judge proposed solutions as making much difference in mitigating any effects", according to the 2016 Pew study by Cary Funk and Brian Kennedy.

"To stay below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the European Union will need to significantly increase its 2030 target, even beyond the 55 per cent reduction some member states are calling for and ensure it achieves net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040", Trio added. Regularly scheduled blackouts would also be a good idea.

He said the political people in Washington have changed his thinking. It is time to hold these reckless politicians to account. (More on this in a future column).

We need to save a livable world for people today, and for our children and grandchildren who will suffer severe consequences without action.

Meanwhile, our elected "leaders" are imitations of Nero, fiddling while the city of Rome burns. "Dr. John Trump. And I didn't talk to him about this particular subject, but I have a natural instinct for science, and I will say that you have scientists on both sides of the picture".

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