New UN IPCC report claims ‘Now or Never’ to flight climate – That’s an easy choice – NEVER! – More tipping points – Point-by-point rebuttal

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By: Marc Morano – Climate Depot

IPCC climate change report headline via AFP: Scientists warn it’s now or never to limit global warming: The head of the United Nations has blasted world leaders as scientists warn the planet is in danger unless urgent action is taken.

UN claim: “Humans have less than three years to stop the rise in planet-warming carbon emissions and less than a decade to cut them by almost half, UN climate experts said. … It is a last minute race to ensure that the world has a “livable future”.

“It is now or never if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C,” said Jim Skea, a professor at Imperial College London and co-chair of the working group behind the report.

Climate Depot response: “’Now or never’ again?! Easy choice, EVER!” See: ‘Serial Doomed’ Earth: The Official ‘Tipping Points’ Climate History Began in 1864

AFP: UN claim: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “Some government and business leaders say one thing, but do another. In short: they are lying. And the results will be catastrophic.”

Co-founder of Greenpeace Dr. Patrick Moore: “Absolutely nothing in this IPCC report is true. Everything is false and threatens the existence of civilization, especially of the West because the East and the South do not buy it. We must reject it or face the consequences. Celebrate CO2!!”

UN claim: “The IPCC made it clear that people can make a big difference too…Cutting back on long-haul flights, switching to plant-based diets, climate-resilient buildings and other ways to reduce consumption”

Climate Depot response: “Ignore the UN promotion of energy blockades to ‘combat’ climate change. More restrictions on abundant energy to turn people’s lives into micromanaged deprivation, all in the service of some cult climate goals. See: International Energy Agency report urges ENERGY LOCKDOWNS: ‘Ban the use of private cars on Sundays…Reduce speed limits on motorways…more work from home…reduce air travel from businesses’ and the ‘tax’ on SUVsUN claim: Olha Boiko, an activist with the Ukraine-based Climate Action Network, said: “The money we begged not to spend on dirty energy is now flying over our heads in the form of bombs.”

Climate Depot response: “Let’s reformulate Boyko’s claim into a true statement: Accurate review: “The money we begged from the US in the form of bombs because Europe and the US had to rely on fossil fuels from Russia and therefore finance Putin’s war machine.”

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Full AFB article below:

AFP: The UN has criticized “lying” politicians as it reports that the world is running out of time to avoid the “catastrophic” impacts of climate change.

Humans have less than three years to stop the rise in planet-warming carbon emissions and less than a decade to cut them by almost half, UN climate experts have said.

It’s a last-minute race to ensure the world has a “livable future.”

And it’s a daunting task that, just barely, is still possible.

But current policies are driving the planet towards “catastrophic” temperature rises, and politicians and business leaders are being criticized for “lying” about the steps they are taking to tackle climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said. (IPCC) of the UN.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “Some government and business leaders say one thing but do another. In short: they are lying. And the results will be catastrophic.”

Future of the world in the balance

The 2,800-page report is by far the most comprehensive assessment ever produced on how to stop global warming.

But it also documents “a litany of broken climate promises,” Guterres said in a searing rebuke of governments and industry.

The nations of the world, the report said, are carrying our future to the last moment.

In recent months, the IPCC has released the first two installments in a trilogy of gargantuan scientific assessments covering how greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet and what that means for life on Earth.

This third report describes what we can do about it.

“We are at a crossroads,” said IPCC chief Hoesung Lee.

“The decisions we make now can ensure a livable future. We have the tools and knowledge to limit warming.”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said these tools “are firmly within our grasp.”

“The nations of the world must be brave enough to use them,” he said.

The solutions touch virtually every aspect of modern life, require significant investment and need “immediate action,” the IPCC said.

The first item on the global to-do list is to prevent greenhouse gas emissions from rising further.

“It is now or never if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C,” said Jim Skea, a professor at Imperial College London and co-chair of the working group behind the report.

“Without immediate and deep reductions in emissions in all sectors, it will be impossible.”

Cutting coal, oil, gas

To do that, the world must radically reduce the fossil fuels that are responsible for most of the emissions.

Nations would need to stop burning coal altogether and cut oil and gas use by 60 and 70 percent respectively to stay within the Paris targets, the IPCC said, noting that both solar and wind power are now cheaper than fossil fuels in many places.

But just cutting emissions is no longer enough, the IPCC said.

Technologies to extract CO2 from the atmosphere, which do not yet work at scale, will need to be greatly increased.

While government policies, investments and regulations will drive emission cuts, the IPCC made it clear that people can also make a big difference.

Reducing long-haul flights, switching to plant-based diets, climate-resilient buildings, and other ways to reduce the consumption that drives energy demand could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% to 70% by 2050.

Those who have the most are also the ones who pollute the most, according to the report. Households whose incomes are in the top 10 percent globally, two-thirds of which are in developed countries, emit up to 45 percent of carbon pollution.

“People with high socioeconomic status contribute disproportionately to emissions and have the greatest emission reduction potential, as citizens, investors, consumers, role models and professionals,” the IPCC said.

With the war in Ukraine fueling efforts to move away from Russian oil and gas in the West, observers said the report should sharpen nations’ focus on climate commitments.

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“It is heartbreaking for me, as a Ukrainian climate activist, to live through a war whose core is fossil fuel money,” said Olha Boiko, an activist with the Ukraine-based Climate Action Network.

“The money, which we begged not to invest in dirty energy, now flies over our heads in the form of bombs.”

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