Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO
Doris Mccormick | 05 December, 2018, 21:52

"We are gradually becoming aware that climate change is an issue increasingly more moral than technical".

UN General Assembly president Maria Espinosa told AFP that mankind was "in danger of disappearing" if climate change was allowed to progress at its current rate. The burning of coal, oil and natural gas emits a large share of greenhouse gases causing climate change.

Schwarzenegger also insisted that the United States was "still in" an worldwide accord to curb global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the agreement.

Negotiators from almost 200 countries are attending the two-week long United Nations summit, which aims to flesh out a rule book for implementing the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

But it said the United States "reiterates its decision to withdraw" from the landmark accord.

Residents of the world's smaller islands, many of whom face catastrophic flooding from higher sea levels in a warming world, have been among the world's most vocal backers of measures to combat climate change.

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Citing a recent scientific report on the dire consequences of letting average global temperatures rise beyond 1.5 degrees, Guterres urged countries to cut their emissions by 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030 and aim for net zero emissions by 2050.

"The rest of the G-20 have not only understood the science, they are taking actions to both prevent the major impacts and strengthen their economies", said Figueres, who now works with Mission 2020, a group that campaigns to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"If we would've never started in that direction and used other technology, we'd be much better off", the actor and former California governor said Monday at the start of a United Nations climate conference in Poland. A Government of India discussion paper in 2015 noted that the only credible number is $2.2 billion in 2013-14, if we restrict to country disbursements of actual climate finance on a concessional basis.

Waskow, who has followed climate talks for years, said despite the Trump administration's refusal to back this global effort the momentum is going in the right direction.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in "The Terminator" so he could stop fossil fuels from being used.

Eighty percent of Polish energy comes from coal, and the COP24 itself is being held on the site of a decommissioned plant in the mining city of Katowice. It was dwarfed by marches in Brussels, Berlin and Cologne over the weekend calling for greater action to curb climate change. "This reality is telling us that we need to much more", she said Sunday. German officials had hoped to present a blueprint for the country's exit from coal at the meeting in Katowice but an expert committee has delayed issuing its recommendations until next year.

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