• leaked un report: we have 4 y to get emissions under control

    From MrPostingRobot@kymhorsell.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Aug 13 18:28:03 2021
    XPost: alt.global-warming

    *Greenhouse gas emissions must peak within 4 years, says leaked UN report

    Fiona Harvey and Giles Tremlett, The Guardian via Carbon Brief

    The Guardian reports on a leaked copy of a forthcoming report from the Intergovtal Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The draft version of
    the document - which, when published in March next year, will form the
    third and final part of the IPCC's sixth assessment report (AR6) -
    says that global greenhouse gas emissions must peak in the next four
    years, coal and gas-fired power plants must close in the next decade
    and lifestyle and behavioural changes will be needed to stop climate
    change, reports the paper. It says that "a small group of scientists
    decided to leak the draft via the Spanish branch of Scientist
    Rebellion, an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion movement". The
    journalist who initially published an article on the report tells the
    Guardian that the leak reflected the concern of some of those involved
    in drawing up the document that their conclusions could be watered
    down before publication. The draft report reaffirms the need to halve
    emissions in the next decade to stay within 1.5C and reach net-zero
    emissions by 2050, the Guardian says. The report warns: "Weaker
    near-term action would place limiting warming to these levels out of
    reach, as it would entail assumptions about subsequent accelerated
    policy development and technology development and deployment,
    inconsistent with evidence and projections in the assessed literature."

    Meanwhile, coverage continues of the first element of the IPCC's AR6,
    which was published on Mon. Legal experts tell Climate Home News
    that the report will strengthen the case of plaintiffs seeking to
    force govts and companies to take greater climate action. China
    Dialogue looks at whether the report will "inject urgency into climate negotiations". Inside Climate News says the report "missed a key
    opportunity to underscore the urgent need for rapid reductions in
    emissions of methane and other short-lived climate pollutants". And
    RealClimate has a "deep dive" from IPCC author Dr Joeri Rogelj on the
    updates in the report on the remaining carbon budgets.

    The Economist has 4 pieces on the report, including a central news
    article, a piece on how solar geoengineering is "conspicuously absent"
    from the report's summary for policymakers (SPM), an editorial on why
    "methane should be given priority on the agenda at the COP26 climate
    summit", plus a short piece on where climate change is "being felt
    most acutely".

    For more on this week's IPCC report, see Carbon Brief's extensive
    coverage, which includes an in-depth Q&A, an explainer on what the
    report says about extreme weather, a close look at when the world
    might cross 1.5C of warming, how scientists have reacted to the
    report, how the media around the world has reacted, and a piece
    comparing the SPM of AR6 with its predecessor and the IPCC's recent
    special reports.

    Experts say climate change is bringing out more bugs, in more places, more often. That could mean big business for pest control companies.
    Business Insider Australia, 11 Aug 2021
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    RSV, delta variant `spreading rapidly' among Houston area children
    KPRC Click2Houston, 12 Aug 2021 04:15Z

    RSV spiking in Utah kids early this year as Utah reports 1114 new COVID-19
    KSL.com, 11 Aug 2021 19:15Z

    Ancient Tablet Displays Pythagorean Theorem 1,000 Years Before Pythagoras
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    The Debrief, 12 Aug 2021
    A 4000-year-old tablet displays a form of geometry from Babylon,
    thousands of years before the math was thought to have been discovered.

    [Florida strategy:]
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    12s set for school return
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 08:49Z
    One in 3 people infected with COVID-19 in NSW in the past week are 19 or younger as some students prepare to return to school next week.

    Judge clears way for key Trump allies to face $1.76b lawsuit over 'false' election-rigging claims
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 08:47Z
    Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell lose a bid to protect
    themselves from a defamation lawsuit brought by vote-counting machine
    company Dominion, with a judge finding the trio made "provably false statements" about the outcome of the US presidential election.

    Dominion Voting Systems Sue Right-Wing News Outlets For Billions
    NPR, 10 Aug 2021 22:38Z

    Eight people missing after Russian tourist helicopter crashes into volcanic crater
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 09:44Z
    A helicopter carrying tourists plunged into a deep volcanic crater lake in Russia's far east and rescuers are searching the lake for up to 8 people missing.

    FDA set to authorize third COVID vaccine dose for immunocompromised people Yahoo News, 12 Aug 2021 0:04Z

    "The rebellion is spreading": After local TX officials defy his ban on
    mask mandates, Gov. Greg Abbott begins to clamp down
    The TX Tribune, 12 Aug 2021 02:02Z

    What we know about the 2 cases who flew from Sydney to Melbourne
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 03:51Z
    Authorities say 2 women who flew from Sydney to Melbourne on Mon
    afternoon will be fined, and everyone on board the flight has been put into quarantine.

    Haynes and Boone has monitored North American oilfield services company
    (OF) Chapter 11 bankruptcies since 2015. This latest report features new
    cases filed from Jan 1 - March 31, 2021. Over the past 6 years, there
    have been 262 oilfield services company bankruptcies.
    -- www.haynesboone.com/-/media/files/energy_bankruptcy_reports

    NSW records 345 new COVID-19 cases as Sydney lockdown tightened in 3 areas
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 02:09Z
    Three more Sydney areas are hit with tighter lockdown restrictions as NSW records 345 new COVID cases and 2 more deaths.

    Newcastle, Hunter faces another week of lockdown as COVID cases climb
    ABC Newcastle, 12 Aug 2021 02:06Z
    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirms the Hunter region will stay in
    lockdown for another week, as 24 new cases of coronavirus are recorded in
    the Newcastle region.

    Tougher border restrictions may be needed to stop Delta creep as Queensland
    records 10 COVID cases
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 01:11Z
    Queensland records 10 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as Premier
    Annastacia Palaszczuk warns Queenslanders not to enter New South Wales.

    ACT to go into seven-day lockdown as one new case of COVID-19 recorded
    ABC News, 12 Aug 2021 02:09Z
    The Australian Capital Territory will go into lockdown from 5:00pm today
    after the territory records its first case of COVID-19 in 105 days.

    Victoria records 21 new local COVID cases and 2 more from interstate
    ABC News, 11 Aug 2021 22:48Z
    Seventeen of the local cases are linked to previously reported cases and 15 were in quarantine during their infectious period.

    Police arrest dozens of anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne's CBD
    ABC News, 11 Aug 2021 21:14Z
    Police arrest 73 people at a small Wed evening protest, with dozens of
    fines issued for breaches of the Chief Health Officer's directions.

    Menacing feral pigs released in regional SA for possible 'hunting' activities ABC South East SA, 12 Aug 2021 01:11Z
    A mysterious outbreak of feral pigs in regional South Australia could be
    linked to illegal hunting activities, environment management authorities say.

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  • From Eric Stevens@21:1/5 to All on Sat Aug 14 21:24:57 2021
    XPost: alt.global-warming

    On Fri, 13 Aug 2021 18:28:03 +1000, MrPostingRobot@kymhorsell.com

    *Greenhouse gas emissions must peak within 4 years, says leaked UN report

    Fiona Harvey and Giles Tremlett, The Guardian via Carbon Brief

    The Guardian reports on a leaked copy of a forthcoming report from the >Intergovtal Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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    4 years, eh?

    40 years ago it was 10.


    Eric Stevens

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