IPCC 8th Oct 2018 – most urgent call yet – Keep Global Warming below 1.5 deg C!

Press release of IPCC 8th October assessment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is calling for urgent action to keep global warming below 1.5 deg C.

From the press release: “…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.”

And, a message to politicians and the rest of us, “This report gives policymakers and practitioners the information they need to make decisions that tackle climate change while considering local context and people’s needs. The next few years are probably the most important in our history.”

“Practitioners” means us – what are WE doing to reduce our carbon emissions?

“Policymakers” includes Borough and County councillors, and the candidates for next May’s local elections.  The Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) is available at https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15 or www.ipcc.ch.