The 700-page report that sheds light on the end of life as we know it and dumb-ass Donny

Trump says he “absolutely” plans on looking at that landmark climate change report published by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Y’know, the one that essentially says the planet and all of its inhabitants are totally screwed unless we change course, like, yesterday? Li’l Donny says “it was given” to him, and he seems just a little bit suspicious.

The so-called leader of the free world prepared his first comments on the 700-page report that sheds light on the end of life as we know it, and would like to know: Which group drew the report? No, no, you read that right. “Drew,” not “drew up.”

The ignoramus said “I want to look at who drew it,” he told reporters on the South Lawn. “You know, which group drew it.” No, we actually don’t know, because the IPCC report — the compilation of thousands of studies on climate science — isn’t a f-ing coloring book. As in — we can’t believe we have to explain this — it’s not something you draw, it’s something you read. Wtf!

But maybe it’s not so surprising that dumb-ass Donny thinks someone drew the IPCC study, considering he likes his intelligence briefings heavy on the pictures, light on the intelligence. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Trump really enjoys “killer graphics,” so … maybe Trump’s staff just slapped a frowny face on a drawing of Planet Earth and put it on his desk. Honestly, that about sums it up anyway.

Read the disturbing report here:

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

Detailed reporting on the report Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

8 October 2018: The 48th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-48) has approved a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) and its Technical Summary, and adopted a Summary for Policymakers (SPM), following its line-by-line discussion. According to the Panel, limiting the global average temperature rise to 1.5ºC is still possible; however, it will require “unprecedented” transitions in all aspects of society, including: the transformation of energy, agricultural, urban and industrial systems; engagement of non-state actors; and integration of climate action into broader public policy and development frameworks.

The meeting, which convened from 1-6 October 2018, in Incheon, Republic of Korea, brought together more than 500 participants from over 130 countries. The report’s full name is ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C above Pre-industrial Levels and Related Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Pathways, in the Context of Strengthening the Global Response to the Threat of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Efforts to Eradicate Poverty.’ The SPM was officially launched during a press conference on 8 October.

The SR15 involved 91 authors from 40 countries, 133 contributing authors, over 6,000 cited references, and 42,001 expert and government review comments. As part of the 2015 UNFCCC decision adopting the Paris Agreement on climate change, the IPCC was invited to produce, in 2018, a Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and related global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission pathways. The IPCC accepted the invitation in 2016, agreeing that the Special Report would look at these issues in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.

IPCC-48 kicked off on Monday morning, 1 October, with an opening ceremony, including a video message from the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in. IPCC-48 was then suspended so the Joint WG Session could begin its work, and met briefly on Friday to address additional agenda items and adopt decisions on, inter alia, the IPCC Scholarship Programme and the Ad Hoc Task Group on Financial Stability (ATG-Finance).

The Joint Session of IPCC Working Groups (WGs) I, II and III considered the SPM line-by-line in order to reach agreement. This represented the first time the three WGs had collaborated together, in an interdisciplinary fashion, on an IPCC special report. While the SPM was reviewed in a plenary setting, discussion of some subsections, paragraphs, figures and definitions took place in informal huddles or in contact groups.

The SPM presents the key findings of the report, based on the assessment of the available scientific, technical and socio-economic literature relevant to global warming of 1.5°C.

The Summary consists of four sections:

Understanding global warming of 1.5°C;

Projected climate change, potential impacts and associated risks;

Emission pathways and system transitions consistent with 1.5°C global warming; and

Strengthening the global response in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.

The underlying report assesses the latest science on 1.5ºC of warming above preindustrial levels as opposed to 2ºC of warming, which is projected to lead to worse global and regional climate impacts, exposing 420 million more people to severe heatwaves, for example. One of the report’s key messages is that the consequences of 1°C of global warming are already being observed through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes. The report highlights climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C, and examines various pathways to limit warming to 1.5°C, what it would take to achieve them and their consequences.

The report explains that global anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would need to decrease by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net zero by around 2050, meaning that any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing CO2 from the air. Allowing the global temperature increase to temporarily exceed or “overshoot” 1.5°C would necessitate greater reliance on CO2 removal techniques to return the global temperature rise to below 1.5°C by 2100. However, such techniques, including carbon capture and storage (CCS), are unproven at a large scale and some may carry significant risks.

According to the report, climate action towards 1.5ºC can also help achieve the SDGs, including those related to agriculture, water, energy, biodiversity, public health and cities – sectors that influence and are influenced by the climate. The SR15 highlights in particular “robust synergies” between 1.5°C pathways and SDGs 3 (good health and well-being), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 14 (life below water).

In a statement following the release of the SR15, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the report “an ear-splitting wake-up call to the world” noting that “a half of a degree of warming makes a world of difference,” including more heatwaves, greater species loss, increased water scarcity and a total wipe-out of the world’s coral reefs. Guterres stressed the need to: plant billions of trees; drastically reduce fossil fuel use and phase out coal by 2050; ramp up the installation of wind and solar power; invest in climate-friendly sustainable agriculture; and consider new technologies such as CCS. In this regard, he urged countries to raise their ambition, strengthen their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and urgently accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement. [Statement of the UN Secretary General]

The SR15 will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December 2018, when governments are expected to adopt implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement.

The SR15 is the first in a series of Special Reports to be produced during the IPCC’s sixth assessment cycle. In 2019, the IPCC will release Special Reports on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). The Panep will also approve a 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories at IPCC-49 in May 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. [Webpage for SR15] [SR15 SPM] [Headline Statements] [UNFCCC Press Release] [IPCC Press Release] [IISD Reporting Services Coverage of IPCC-48] [IISD Reporting Services Summary Report of IPCC-48]

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20 thoughts on “The 700-page report that sheds light on the end of life as we know it and dumb-ass Donny

  1. If the Mexican Beach disaster doesn’t wake them up to what is in store for all of us, I guess nothing will. How many 500 year storms will it take. We have no plan, face it!

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    • You would think that suffering the destructive force of a “500 year storm” every other year would wake up these slumbering psycho Republitards, but NNNNOOOOOO! (As Steve Martin would say back in the day.)

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  2. Regular hurricanes happen back east and it’s trumps fault? Climatology, even as far back as human records go, is merely a squashed fly to the history of the earth, differences in temperatures during human existence is meaningless, you do know it was hot as shit when the dinosaurs were alive right? Then it cooled, and now warming again.

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    • No, it not just Trump’s fault it’s also people like you with their heads stuffed firmly in the sand. The Macro trend should be for cooling during this century, but it’s not. The World’s Climate is destabilizing and warming at an unprecedented rate.
      You and Trump just want to make as much money as possible for as long as you can and to hell with the consequences.
      We’re going to keep calling you out.

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    • You seem to be under the mistaken impression that global climate change is up for debate. It’s not. Global climate change as a result of humanity’s continual pumping of carbon dioxide into our thin fragile atmosphere at unnatural levels is simply a scientific fact. Argue with yourself, if you must “Fromthehills”, but all we’re interested in at this point are solutions, not absolution for Trump. Join the 21st Century🌎.

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      • It’s still, “Just Weather…”

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      • Read an article about one of the few houses that survived Hurricane Michael unscathed in Mexico Beach. Seems this Dr. and his nephew hired an architect/engineer that designed the house to withstand 250 mile per hour winds, far exceeding “the benevolent government building codes”. It worked. That Dr. Should buy up as many of those ocean front lots as he can and the Architect/engineer probably just found a “golden ticket”. They can build these types of homes on presently cleared lots and make a killing.

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      • Mo money Mo money Mo money that’s all that matters

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  3. Don’t expect deplorable to grasp THE TRUTH OF CLIMATE CHANGE. He has swallowed trumps anti logic and marches to cheeto head’s drum. It is sad to see so many who don’t believe science and logic anymore. We will all reap that bitter harvest.

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    • Too bad, so sad for those Republitards 🐘🤪. They’re about to be outvoted in a very big way on November 6th.

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    • I understand the earth’s climate has changed multiple times over the millennia and will continue to change. My skepticism is what in the hell can be done about it?

      The CO2 emitted making lithium batteries doesn’t make electric cars the answer. Containing bovine flatulence (lol… there’s moonbeam logic) isn’t happening… yet.

      Only thing that makes sense to me is planting millions of miles of trees.

      But we see from the wildfires every year that we cannot count on government agencies to maintain more national and state forests than we have now.

      Might as well maneuver to profit from it. Especially from the mad hysteria propagated by globalists and liberals. That kind of fear makes someone an easy mark.

      But being able to design a home that can withstand a 500 year hurricane?! Get that technology out there cause it looks like more of these types of storms are going to become commonplace.

      Another solution would be population control. Let’s start with the people on death row, maybe? I guess we leave Row vs Wade alone… that works and it’s already law? Start eliminating people that aren’t contributing to society? If you’re not paying taxes but using resources, shouldn’t those people be sacrificed for the common good? Would less people cool the earth?

      These are rhetorical questions… I’m not condoning any of them. We keep hearing the climate change chicken littles…. any solutions or are we just going to keep hearing the same scenarios?

      Fossil fuels are dying out simply because the cost of Alternative energy sources keep coming down. Simple economics not because of Global warming.

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      • We get it. You Republitards 🐘🤪 have a thousand excuses for inaction and maintaining the suicidal status quo.

        Now get this – Fuck off! We The People are moving forward with OR WITHOUT you idiots on board. November 6th is less than 3 weeks away.

        Either get a brain 🧠 or go get some more lame excuses to help you ridiculous right-wing Rapepublican fascist fools rationalize your failures. 🐘💩🔥

        Not to mention your… um … “shortcomings”, as Stormy Daniels would say.

        # GAME ON, TINY!🍄

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  4. Make a killing so deplorable say and the good doctor is making enough money to afford a fortress. Not the common joe.

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    • Nazis who live in high towers aren’t Americans. And this isn’t some parallel universe where an alternative history of WWII took place. (OR IS IT? ⁉️)

      You know, some people were always somewhat suspicious that the supercollider in Switzerland 🇨🇭 would eventually be used for nefarious purposes. Did perhaps some shadowy sociopathic clandestine group of neo-Nazi German hellspawn knock us into a parallel universe where a German neo-Nazi who lives in a high tower/castle in Manhattan rules America with an orange 🍊 iron fist? 👊.

      I realize there’s a current TV show that basically covers most of this, but DAMN!!! As far as stupid conspiracy theories go, this is one that I could almost take seriously!

      Maybe we need to get some patriotic American resisters 🇺🇸 to launch an immediate paramilitary operation to blow that supercollider the f**k up! 💣💥🔥

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    • “Get the technology out there…”

      Supply and demand will make the cost come down, good sir or madam, capitalism works.

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    • The common joe can be a millionaire in America by living below his means, investing in good mutual funds in a 401k and a ROTH IRA and staying out of debt. You’re income, even if modest, is your single most powerful wealth building tool.

      It’s not rocket science, just diligence and hard work.

      Get Chris Hogan’s book, “Everyday Millionaires”.

      I bought two copies and will donate one to the library.

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  5. Deplorable, population control equals birth control, world wide birth control, how does your church feel about that?

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    • Did you read the part about me not condoning any of those measures? That they are rhetorical questions asking WHAT is the solution to all of the chicken littles running around shrieking, “Global Warming!” Climate Change!” “Rising Seas!” Wildfires caused by climate change. Etc. etc. etc.

      Everyone has heard the doomsday predictions. The so called experts and scientists are not getting the message out on what the solutions will be.

      Have a great day.

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