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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement The New York Times. National-climate-resilience-and-adaptation-strategy. Welcome to hell on Earth in Australia - Higgins Storm Chasing. Welcome to hell on Earth in Australia Home/Uncategorized/Welcome to hell on Earth in Australia View Larger Image Welcome to hell on Earth in Australia The strongest heatwave for 2016/17 is about to sweep South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland bringing extremely hot conditions with increased bushfire and heat stress risks.

Welcome to hell on Earth in Australia - Higgins Storm Chasing

Above image – Maximums via OCF/BSCH for Saturday, February 11th. Over the next 4 to 5 days, a low pressure trough is forecast to move slowly though South Australia and VIC before drifting North through New South Wales and Queensland. BOM Heatwave Pilot for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Australia among the climate laggards as G20 action falls far short of goals. The world's 20 largest economies need to increase their 2030 climate commitments six-fold to keep within the two-degree warming curb agreed at the Paris summit, and Australia is among the worst laggards, a new global report argues.

Australia among the climate laggards as G20 action falls far short of goals

The Brown to Green study of the decarbonisation plans of the G20 nations by the Climate Transparency group was released on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, eastern China, on September 4-5. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Climate warming began 180 years ago Lindt siege police response in question Skinner: 'I have a soft spot for families' Rogerson, McNamara 'overwhelmed by greed' Airbnb owner returns to find 'junkie den' Rogerson, McNamara trial: What happened in unit 803?

City of Sydney election: the elevator pitch Bays Precinct industries warn Baird. Cigarettes, asbestos, now fossil fuels. How big business impacts public health. The decisions reached at the recent Coag energy council meeting are reminiscent of a long series of failures to understand the impacts of powerful business on the health of the community.

Cigarettes, asbestos, now fossil fuels. How big business impacts public health

The failures extend historically from tobacco, to asbestos to the health scourges of coal, and now to the health and community impacts of the unconventional gas industry. It is too much to believe that governments fail to understand the implications. Just 30 years ago, Australia was awash with tobacco advertising and promotion by tobacco companies and their agents through multiple media outlets and sporting organisations, supported by newspaper editorials opposed to any restrictions. Major political parties readily accepted large donations, and some individual politicians were not immune to personal gifts and favours. 154 Australian scientists demand climate policy that matches the science. 154 Australian experts have signed on open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull demanding urgent action on climate change that matches the dire warnings coming from climate scientists.

154 Australian scientists demand climate policy that matches the science

The letter, organised by Australian National University climatologist Andrew Glikson, calls on the federal government to make “meaningful reductions of Australia’s peak carbon emissions and coal exports, while there is still time”. Signatories include leading climate and environmental scientists such as the Climate Council’s Tim Flannery, Will Steffen, and Lesley Hughes, as well as reef scientists Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Charlie Veron. They point out that July 2016 was the hottest month ever recorded, and followed a nine-month streak of record-breaking months.

Average carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million (ppm) in 2015, and are rising at a rate of nearly 3 ppm each year. Climate Change Newsroom from the UNFCCC. Earth Guardians. National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Climate Change in Australia.

20 Years of Effort and Achievement. UNFCCC -- 20 Years of Effort and Achievement Key Milestones in the Evolution of International Climate Policy November 1988 IPCC Established World Meteorological Organization WMO and UN Environment Programme UNEP establish the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC.

20 Years of Effort and Achievement

To this day IPCC assessments are the scientific underpinning of international negotiations while also providing unique insights into, for example, managing the risk of extreme events and disasters. What else happened: NASA scientist James Hansen testifies to U.S. Global Warming Effects Map - Effects of Global Warming. 8 Interactive Graphics Answer Top Climate Change Questions. 6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters. Our ability to harness ever-expanding amounts of data is completely transforming our understanding of environmental problems and solutions.

6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters

Our Climate Insights blog series leverages data from CAIT 2.0, WRI’s climate data explorer, to shed light on the many dimensions of climate change that shape society, policy, and global development. All eyes are on Lima, Peru, where country representatives will gather next week for the annual U.N. climate negotiations (COP 20). One question is at the heart of these negotiations: How can countries reduce emissions enough to collectively limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees C, thus preventing the worst impacts of climate change?

In Lima and over the next several months, countries are expected to put forward new national emissions-reduction pledges for achieving this target in the decades to come. WRI’s recently published the CAIT Equity Explorer can help assess the equitability of these pledges. Absolute Emissions Per Capita Emissions. Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accountant' says. Last month, geographer Richard Heede received a subpoena from Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Smith, a climate change doubter, became concerned when the attorneys general of several states launched investigations into whether ExxonMobil had committed fraud by sowing doubts about climate change even as its own scientists knew it was taking place.

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