Climate Change revisited

There are two article in the newspaper today about Climate Change ...

However ... before we get into today's news about Climate Change (CC), here are some CC news from - wait for it - 1856:

The Conversation: For 110 Years CC has been in the News

On August 14 1912, a NZ newspaper published a short article announcing global coal usage was affecting our planet’s temperature ... this piece from 110 years ago is now famous, shared across the internet this time every year as one of the first pieces of climate science in the media (even though it was actually a reprint of a piece published in a New South Wales mining journal a month earlier).

But the fundamental science has been understood for a long time ...

American scientist and women’s rights campaigner Eunice Foote is now widely credited as being the first person to demonstrate the greenhouse effect back in 1856, several years before United Kingdom researcher John Tyndall published similar results.

... SMH: UN Report urges drastic Action' ... by Mike Foley

The world has blown its chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, according to a damning climate change report from the United Nations, which urges a quick and drastic reduction in global greenhouse emissions.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report showed that if the policies that were in place at the end of 2020 are maintained the world would probably hit a devastating 3.2 degrees of warming.

SMH: 'Despite its grim truths, not all the news in the climate report is bad' ... 

by Nick O'Malley

There is a lot of grim news in the latest United Nations climate report, not least that by any reasonable reading it suggests the goal of holding warming to 1.5 degrees may have already slipped from reach.

But the pathway to staying below 2 degrees of warming is wide open, if we choose to act. The figures suggest that warming can be held below that level and with real ambition, back towards 1.5 degrees. 

In the context of these two articles, an interesting video by KURZGESAGT. If you find that you worry about the effects of Climate Change and what the future holds for our children and grandchildren, watch this video  NOW.