'It will take "transformational change" in every sector in every region of the
world to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius, the world's climate
scientists and governments warn.
The good news is the tools we need are tried and tested and already available
to us — but they must be implemented now.
This finding comes from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) report on climate change mitigation.
"We are at a crossroads," IPCC chair Hoesung Lee said.
"The decisions we make now can secure a liveable future. We have the tools and
know-how required to limit warming."
Existing greenhouse gas reduction strategies can and do work, the report said,
and many changes will need to be made in the energy sector by, for instance,
replacing fossil-fuel-combustion technologies with alternatives that run on
The report also highlighted huge inequalities in carbon emissions — in essence,
richer people emit far more carbon than poorer people.
Changing our meat-hungry, jet-setting, fossil-fuel-guzzling ways could help
halve emissions by the end of the decade, the report found.'
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics