Climate Warning

16 August 2021

Climate Warning

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that human-induced warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius is set to happen a decade earlier than previously predicted, arriving in the early 2030s.

 

We have already been devastated by serious changes in world weather patterns and ocean currents from what the IPCC review confirms have come from carbon emissions. We cannot cope with a further surge in extreme weather events like mega fires, droughts, heatwaves, floods and storms.  

The news is grim, with IPCC predicting that many weather changes are irreversible with global temperatures to continue to rise until the middle of the century regardless of action, especially in the ocean, ice sheets and global sea level. But it identifies that far reaching transformations to society can help slow the process and reduce impacts if they happen this decade.

The news is grim, with IPCC predicting that many weather changes are irreversible with global temperatures to continue to rise until the middle of the century regardless of action, especially in the ocean, ice sheets and global sea level. But it identifies that far reaching transformations to society can help slow the process and reduce impacts if they happen this decade.

It is distressing that many governments here in Australia are not heeding the warning and refusing to take transformative changes to green the economy. We can and must achieve global net zero greenhouse emissions in the next 10 years to stabilise the climate, and protect the future.  

For useful summaries of the report see the Climate Council > HERE, The Conversation > HERE and The Guardian > HERE.  

The IPCC report is the work of 234 scientists assessing more than 14,000 research papers with their work checked by other scientists in their area of expertise. The summary > HERE and forecasts for Australasia > HERE.

While only strong government action is the only way to transform the economy, individual action is still important and you can reduce emissions by using active and public transport, switching to green power, using energy-efficient appliances, eating less meat and reducing consumption  > HERE.

I am committed to working hard for climate action and will continue to use my voice in Parliament to push reform.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!

 

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