Gosh, such odd timing for the release of the report.
"Every extra bit of warming matters, especially since warming of 1.5°C or higher increases the risk associated with long-lasting or irreversible changes, such as the loss of some ecosystems," said Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II.
Limiting global warming would also give people and ecosystems more room to adapt and remain below relevant risk thresholds, added Pörtner. The report also examines pathways available to limit warming to 1.5°C, what it would take to achieve them and what the consequences could be. "The good news is that some of the kinds of actions that would be needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C are already underway around the world, but they would need to accelerate," said Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of Working Group I.
The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require "rapid and far-reaching" transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching 'net zero' around 2050. This means that any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing CO2 from the air.
"Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes," said Jim Skea, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III.
https://www.ipcc.ch/scripts/_session_te ... 48ipcc.htm
http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/0 ... annotated/
The last report that promised TEOTWAWKI through the disappearance of snow packs in the Himalayans got a lot of push back so they pushed the goal posts out and changed the dates to later. This is a whole new ball game here. Nobody in the US other than California and Texas are doing a thing to reduce their carbon footprints.
The IPCC is also not releasing the supporting science documents to the public at large only to:
Anywho... lets assume that by 2030 you will have 50% less resources from CO2 emitting resources. An across the board equal cut as unlikely as that may be. That is only 12 years away.are available to government focal points, IPCC observer organizations and other authorised users in the pre-registration site