More fear: UN report issues ‘code red for humanity’ warning on future of climate change

By Sebastian Hughes

Temperatures around the globe are likely to exceed the limit set by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, according to a U.N. report released Monday.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the first since 2013, said humans are “unequivocally” responsible for the warming of the Earth. It expects temperatures to continue to rise until at least the mid-century.

The Paris Climate Agreement set a goal to limit the increase in temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above temperatures in pre-industrial times, due to the expectation that climate change will quicken once that point is reached, the Associated Press reported.

The report details five scenarios in which different levels of pollution cuts are achieved. In all five scenarios provided by the 234 scientists who contributed to the report, accomplishing this goal is unlikely.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a Monday statement that the report was a “code red for humanity” and urged deep cuts to carbon emissions so that the 1.5-degree goal doesn’t “fall quickly out of reach.”

Three of the report’s scenarios predict rising temperatures will likely exceed 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the 21st century unless there is a sharp reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Such an increase would result in increased heat waves, flooding, droughts, tropical cyclones, and reductions in Arctic sea ice, according to the report.

The report notes how intense heat waves that used to appear once every 50 years now occur almost five times as often. If temperatures warm to the 1.5 and 2-degree markers, heat waves might take place between 8.6 and 13.9 times more often.

Bob Kopp of Rutgers University, one of the report’s co-authors, told the AP the world was “locked in” to 6 to 12 inches of sea level rise by mid-century.

“It’s just guaranteed that it’s going to get worse,” co-author Linda Mearns, a senior climate scientist at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, told the AP. “Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.”

Progress throughout the world to stem climate change appears to have taken Earth off what is described as the worst scenario it could take, unlike the previous five reports. The planet is now somewhere between the second-to-worst and middle scenarios, said co-author Claudia Tebaldi, a scientist at the U.S. Pacific Northwest National Lab, according to the AP.

“Anything we can do to limit, to slow down, is going to pay off,” Tebaldi said. “And if we cannot get to 1.5, it’s probably going to be painful, but it’s better not to give up.”

The worst, and hottest, scenario is increasingly unlikely, co-author and climate scientist Zeke Hausfather, climate change director of the Breakthrough Institute, told the AP.

“We are a lot less likely to get lucky and end up with less warming than we thought,” Hausfather said. “At the same time, the odds of ending up in a much worse place than we expected if we do reduce our emissions are notably lower.”

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7 thoughts on “More fear: UN report issues ‘code red for humanity’ warning on future of climate change

  1. President Biden is apparently on board with the UN regarding global warming.

    Biden’s solution to the global warming situation has been to issue several executive orders cutting back US oil production resulting in spiraling gasoline costs for all Americans and untold financial harm to the US oil industry and it’s workers.

    With Americans now in an uproar over gasoline prices and with rising winter heating oil prices approaching, Biden’s solution to the problem he created is to ask OPEC and Russia to increase oil production and send it to America. In return, he’ll send billions of American dollars back to the desert sheiks and Putin, while American oilfield workers remain unemployed.

    You cannot make this stuff up. Yet Joe Biden continues to top himself, day after day after day with new boneheaded moves all at the cost to the American people.

    Read more about Mr. Biden’s pitch to OPEC and the Russians to send oil to the USA.

  2. Keep telling lies long enough, and it becomes truth. There are so many flaws in these theories that it is literally laughable. And yet, they keep pushing this crap on the masses in order to take more power and wealth for the government.

    • “A lie is as good as the truth if somebody believes it”.

      Flip Wilson as Geraldine

  3. It’s what they told us in the 70’s and, obviously, there is no more California coastline, Arizona is now beach front property, and there are no more polar ice caps as of the year 2000, at least that what they said about their irrefutable proof.

  4. Manufactured by engineers based on models created by engineers whose knowledge is based on models created by engineers. Yeah, trust the engineers. Climate hoax is but one of the clubs being used against humanity to subdue it into whimpering fear and compliance – much easier to control that way. There is no natural weather anymore. Weather manipulation has been a thing since the 50s, and now anyone who has the money can get a permit to ‘seed clouds’ – and are – without oversight. Its not regulated. Nations, oligarchs, corporations, and individuals all can play with the weather as they please, and are. All for profit, gains and losses. Weather warfare is playing a HUGE role in everything from fires to floods to tornadoes and hurricanes. Patents going back to the 40s prove it.

  5. This is ridiculous.

    If you look at long-term tide gauges, there’s no acceleration of sea level rise. Everyone points to Miami Beach. The areas that are flooding were built on mangrove swamps and the subsidence is roughly equal to the supposed sea level rise. In addition there’s the factor of more impervious area (i.e., building) with nowhere for the water to go …. civil engineers know what happens next.

    Sea level expert Morner asked a convention of scientists why they tilted satellite data on sea level rise when the data was flat? Answer: they had to in order to fit the theory. This is science???

    Reefs aren’t dying due to CO2. Cinner et al did a study on reef health worldwide and the number one factor was overfishing: taking the reef-grazing fish allows turf algae to grow on the reef, changes the microbiome, and essentially makes life untenable for reefs. Reef decline– which is real– has nothing to do with temperature, no matter what Leonardo DiCaprio says.

    Then there’s the Great Barrier Reef, which is doing fine. Bleaching of the Mediocre Fringing Reefs, which are about 10% of the GBR system, has been due to lower sea levels due to El Ninos; there’s a great deal of documentation of this. Lower sea level?? But I thought sea level was supposed to be rising? This is the current state of popular science on the GBR. The basic science of El Nino’s action on sea level in the western Pacific seems to baffle many, or else is ignored (inconvenient science.) Pundits might claim that global warming is causing more El Ninos but that isn’t what those who say the GBR is dying are saying; they’re saying that bleaching is due to the globally heating ocean. Bleaching is natural; it doesn’t necessarily signify reef death. It’s an adjustment reefs make. And the ocean isn’t ‘heating up.’

    Many of us know these things.

    Climate science is an example of totalitarian science. Professor Peter Ridd, who opposed the terrible science of the GBR, was fired for doing so and a long court battle followed that firing. Those who oppose ‘the science’ are silenced. Climate science is so bad that most people wouldn’t believe that it’s as blatantly bad as it is. It is. The only thing it’s really ‘scientific’ about is confusing causality: they’ve got that one down. They’re experts at confusing causality and then selling the confusion to an unwitting public, to the media, and to uncritical fellow scientists, as ‘science.’ And they get away with it.

    Someone figured out that anything can be sold to the public if you call it ‘data’ and ‘science.’

    Will global warming be the next big threat used to beat us into submission and take our liberties? To ‘stay safe’?

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