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The Earth League and Future Earth submit statement to UNFCCC at COP24

10 new insights in Climate Science 2018

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The Earth League and Future Earth will present the statement “10 New Insights in Climate Science” on 10 December 2018 at the COP 24 in Katowice, Poland.

Introducing text from future earth website:
From fires in North America to floods across Asia, many societies have in the last 12 months begun to experience more severe impacts attributable to human-induced climate change. Although predicted by scientists, some of these impacts have come earlier than expected. Published in October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s landmark special report provided an unequivocal warning of the negative impacts of allowing global average temperature increase to go beyond 1.5°C.

Having warmed 1°C since the start of the industrial revolution, humanity is experiencing the warmest average temperature on Earth since the end of the last Ice Age, 12,000 years ago. In 2018, global carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are projected to reach a new record high of about 37 billion tons per year. Rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are increasing the global average temperature, causing ocean acidification, and perturbing the climate system through, for instance, changed rainfall patterns. Climate change is leading to observed increases in economic losses and human suffering, by displacing vulnerable populations and deepening existing inequalities.

further information on Earth League Website