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World Leaders and Global Warming

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Sandy Nunez | 21 October, 2018, 15:56

As the global independent centre for innovation in transport and mobility, TRL is involved in a wide range of projects across the United Kingdom and Europe helping authorities to understand how they can future proof their transport networks and adapt to climate change. To cite just one example, about 14% of the global population would have to endure extreme heat if the rise is limited to 1.5°C, compared with a whopping 37% if temperatures climb by 2°C.

At two degrees, global gross domestic product per capita would drop by 13 percent and 400 million more people would suffer from water scarcity.

A new landmark United Nations scientific report portrays a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy.

The answer, revealed at a meeting in South Korea, is: Very hard.

"They say that we had hurricanes that were far worse than what we just had with Michael", said Mr Trump, who identified "they" as "people" after being pressed by "60 Minutes" correspondent Leslie Stahl.

At the rate predicted (based on the current rate and recent increase in rate), the global average temperature will increase 1.5°C by 2030.

Now is a great time for candidates to state their positions on climate change because it is on the minds of voters. Other watermen say they're finding more saltwater fish such as flounder upriver as the sea level rises.

"What could be a better reason to tackle climate change than to improve and secure people's lives?" The New Climate Economy report, released last month, asserts that "Finance ministers... play a critical role in guiding investments in the short-term to meet the long-term needs of society, and in setting the right policy and institutional conditions".

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The lawyer also said during a press conference that there are now no plans to take Assange to Russian Federation . It comes after the nation issued a new set of rules for Assange , who has lived in its London embassy for years.

Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the worldwide body providing governments with the scientific basis to develop climate-related public policies, released its latest special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC - not 2ºC - above pre-industrial levels. Today's most abundant greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, "is the product of burning fossil fuels". However, since President Donald Trump withdrew the USA - historically one of the largest contributors to emissions - from the Paris Agreement, meeting global objectives without the full commitment of all nation states becomes more hard.

Anne Stauffer, Director for Strategy and Campaigns at the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) emphasized that climate action is all about opportunities for health: decarbonising our lives is entirely possible and will make this world a healthier, more prosperous and sustainable place.

Will Ghana Escape? The adaptation and mitigation efforts of Ghana to tackle the climate change effect if not fruitless, is weak considerably over the years. And urge CEOs of 100 companies apparently responsible for a whopping 71 percent of global emissions to shift financial resources to alternative fuels.

There has been attempt over the years to champion the course for a renewable energy but on a very slippery path that pace slowly if not halted.

The US is probably the most divided country in the world when it comes to climate change, with Republican and Democrat supporters holding starkly different views. Alternative energy sources such as wind and solar make up about 20 percent of the world's electricity mix today and would need to increase to almost 67 percent, according to the report.

"Government must develop the necessary regulations or legislative instruments in pursuance of the Renewable Energy Act", she posited. On what basis they make this claim is a mystery, but the point stands: the majority of this sample of Americans do not think humans have anything to do with climate change, or that the climate is not changing at all.

A section of the act also provides for the establishment of the Renewable Energy Fund to serve the goal of providing financial resources for the promotion, development, sustainable management and utilisation of renewable energy sources.