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    Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

    Immediate action is needed on climate change.

    A year of extreme weather events and mounting evidence of global heating have catapulted the climate emergency to the top of the list of issues worrying the world’s elite.

    The World Economic Forum’s annual risks report found that, for the first time in its 15-year history, the environment filled the top five places in the list of concerns likely to have a major impact over the next decade.


    Brge Brende, the president of the World Economic Forum, said: “The political landscape is polarised, sea levels are rising and climate fires are burning. This is the year when world leaders must work with all sectors of society to repair and reinvigorate our systems of cooperation, not just for short-term benefit but for tackling our deep-rooted risks.
    Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report | Business | The Guardian

    That the warnings from the world's leading scientists have been ignored for too long and the devastating effects of climate change are being felt all across the world.

    The year 2019 was the second hottest on record for the planet’s surface, according to latest research. The analyses reveal the scale of the climate crisis: both the past five years and the past decade are the hottest in 150 years.

    The succession of records being broken year after year is “the drumbeat of the Anthropocene”, said one scientist, and is bringing increasingly severe storms, floods, droughts and wildfires.


    The previous hottest year was in 2016, the year that a natural El Nio event boosted temperatures. The new data is for the average global surface air temperature. More than 90% of the heat trapped by human greenhouse gas emissions is absorbed by the oceans, but on Monday scientists revealed 2019 as the warmest yet recorded in the seas, calling it “dire news”.
    Climate emergency: 2019 was second hottest year on record | Environment | The Guardian
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    Is the guardian available in Mandarin?




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    Re: Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

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    Immediate action is needed on climate change.



    That the warnings from the world's leading scientists have been ignored for too long and the devastating effects of climate change are being felt all across the world.



    Climate emergency: 2019 was second hottest year on record | Environment | The Guardian
    But the climate change crisis is a bogus fake concocted by China to hurt American business. No, wait, the climate is changing but not because of burning fossil fuels, it's a natural cycle. Okay, natural cycles take many centuries, not a few decades, but It's too late now anyway.
    Did I miss any reasons to do nothing? Oh, yeah, that Swedish teen-ager is a shill for commie liberals.
    I know the voices aren't real but they do have some good ideas.

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    Re: Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

    Jack Hays and other couch scientists will be here any second telling us of world conspiracies and that 2016 > 2019 so we are clearly cooling down.

    Lots of charts copied from non-peer-reviewed blogs will be posted I am sure to flood this thread.

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    Re: Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Immediate action is needed on climate change.



    That the warnings from the world's leading scientists have been ignored for too long and the devastating effects of climate change are being felt all across the world.



    Climate emergency: 2019 was second hottest year on record | Environment | The Guardian
    They do not call them climate alarmist for nothing!
    The reality is that the climate's sensitivity to added CO2 is much lower than the predicted 3 C for a doubling.
    Calling every natural (or unnatural event) as being caused by Human caused climate change, has weaknesses, unless
    the pattern can be shown to be somehow different than the past.
    Weather events, Rain, drought, cold, Hurricanes, ect, not much different than in the past.
    Even the average temperature is well within the normal range.
    stating that the temperatures have warmed faster than Paleoclimatology records show,
    is misleading considering the resolution of those records, Marcott has a stated average resolution of 120 years.

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    Re: Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Is the guardian available in Mandarin?
    China invests a lot in renewables and have great potential for a transition away from fossil fuels. While sadly China just like other countries have short time local and business interests that delay the necessary transition.

    China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants | World Resources Institute

    There a large part of China’s C02 emissions is from export to Western countries. So one way to influence China is implementing a carbon tax on imports. Their EU have such plans.

    Explainer: What an EU carbon border tax might look like and who would be hit - Reuters

    While Western countries need to step up their own action on climate change so that carbon tax on imports can get international acceptance. There EU is now also taken action to reduce their own pollution.

    EU to unveil trillion-euro ‘Green Deal’ financial plan – EURACTIV.com

    Germany unveils $60 billion climate crisis plan - CNN

    While sadly you also have western politicians that wants to spend billions of dollar on propping up the coal industry.

    Daily chart - Donald Trump hopes to save America’s failing coal-fired power plants | Graphic detail | The Economist

    Adani mine would be 'unviable' without $4.4bn in subsidies, report finds

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    Re: Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    They do not call them climate alarmist for nothing!
    The reality is that the climate's sensitivity to added CO2 is much lower than the predicted 3 C for a doubling.
    Calling every natural (or unnatural event) as being caused by Human caused climate change, has weaknesses, unless
    the pattern can be shown to be somehow different than the past.
    Weather events, Rain, drought, cold, Hurricanes, ect, not much different than in the past.
    Even the average temperature is well within the normal range.
    stating that the temperatures have warmed faster than Paleoclimatology records show,
    is misleading considering the resolution of those records, Marcott has a stated average resolution of 120 years.
    The evidence is so overwhelming that even federal agencies under Donald Trump and the fossil fuel companies have to acknowledge the urgent need for action.

    "The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country. More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits to communities. Future climate change is expected to further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges to prosperity posed by aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and economic inequality. Impacts within and across regions will not be distributed equally. People who are already vulnerable, including lower-income and other marginalized communities, have lower capacity to prepare for and cope with extreme weather and climate-related events and are expected to experience greater impacts. Prioritizing adaptation actions for the most vulnerable populations would contribute to a more equitable future within and across communities. Global action to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions can substantially reduce climate-related risks and increase opportunities for these populations in the longer term."

    Fourth National Climate Assessment

    Statements on Paris climate agreement | ExxonMobil

    That at the same time also Republican politicians are seeing the great benefits of renewable energy.

    Why Republican Leaders Love Renewable Energy

    So taking action on climate change shouldn't be a bipartisan issue.

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    Re: Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    But the climate change crisis is a bogus fake concocted by China to hurt American business. No, wait, the climate is changing but not because of burning fossil fuels, it's a natural cycle. Okay, natural cycles take many centuries, not a few decades, but It's too late now anyway.
    Did I miss any reasons to do nothing? Oh, yeah, that Swedish teen-ager is a shill for commie liberals.
    Thankfully the deniers are becoming a smaller and smaller minority.

    'Americans are waking up': two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed | Environment | The Guardian

    How people worldwide view climate change | Pew Research Center

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    Re: Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    China invests a lot in renewables and have great potential for a transition away from fossil fuels. While sadly China just like other countries have short time local and business interests that delay the necessary transition.

    China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants | World Resources Institute

    There a large part of China’s C02 emissions is from export to Western countries. So one way to influence China is implementing a carbon tax on imports. Their EU have such plans.

    Explainer: What an EU carbon border tax might look like and who would be hit - Reuters

    While Western countries need to step up their own action on climate change so that carbon tax on imports can get international acceptance. There EU is now also taken action to reduce their own pollution.

    EU to unveil trillion-euro ‘Green Deal’ financial plan – EURACTIV.com

    Germany unveils $60 billion climate crisis plan - CNN

    While sadly you also have western politicians that wants to spend billions of dollar on propping up the coal industry.

    Daily chart - Donald Trump hopes to save America’s failing coal-fired power plants | Graphic detail | The Economist

    Adani mine would be 'unviable' without $4.4bn in subsidies, report finds
    Thank you.




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    Mike wins with Hillary. For sure.


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    Re: Climate crisis fills top five places of World Economic Forum’s risks report

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    The evidence is so overwhelming that even federal agencies under Donald Trump and the fossil fuel companies have to acknowledge the urgent need for action.

    "The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country. More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits to communities. Future climate change is expected to further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges to prosperity posed by aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and economic inequality. Impacts within and across regions will not be distributed equally. People who are already vulnerable, including lower-income and other marginalized communities, have lower capacity to prepare for and cope with extreme weather and climate-related events and are expected to experience greater impacts. Prioritizing adaptation actions for the most vulnerable populations would contribute to a more equitable future within and across communities. Global action to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions can substantially reduce climate-related risks and increase opportunities for these populations in the longer term."

    Fourth National Climate Assessment

    Statements on Paris climate agreement | ExxonMobil

    That at the same time also Republican politicians are seeing the great benefits of renewable energy.

    Why Republican Leaders Love Renewable Energy

    So taking action on climate change shouldn't be a bipartisan issue.
    Funny how it works though. A conservative who loves hunting and fishing will speak out against anti-pollution measures because the environment is a leftist issue.
    I know the voices aren't real but they do have some good ideas.

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