Don't buy the UN's bull - The US isn't killing planet Earth

Animated chart showing that most of the coldest 10 years compared to the 20th century average were in the early 1900s while the warmest years have all been since 2000 with 2018 on course to be the fourth warmest year on record

How years compare with the 20th Century average

Q: What about those who say they doubt human-caused climate change?

Apollos Nwafor, pan Africa director of Oxfam International, said, "Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts, and the IPCC just showed that things can get much worse". The challenge of restricting the rise to 1.5 deg C came mainly from almost 60 small island countries who in reality are facing their existential threat due to sea level rise driven by global warming.

Scientists warned in the report that it was the final call to halt the changing climate.

The dialogue focuses on issues related to the response actions to climate change in Vietnam, promoting cooperation, connection with development partners, scientific community, enterprises, organizations and individuals to response to climate change, Thanh noted. "And a lot of these changes that we've seen are consistent with what this report is saying is likely, and what the global models are saying is likely to occur". Warming beyond that level, to 2 degrees and over, would significantly exacerbate such disasters.

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That's true here in New Mexico, where average annual temperatures have already increased by 2°F just since the 1970s, according to a number of sources, including a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Furthermore, if we managed to shave off that extra 0.5 of a degree, the world would still be on the way to flooded coastlines, intense droughts and heat, and the loss of many industries.

Jacqueline Spence, Jamaica's climate change focal point for the IPCC, who was present at the meeting held in Korea last week, agreed. "With two degrees of global warming, the arctic will be ice free once every ten years".

In 2016 they were nearly twice that, and the Canadian government's current aim is to only cut to about 512 million tonnes a year.

The co-chair of the IPCC Jim Skea said on Monday, when the report was published, that to limit warming to 1.5 degrees there needs to be changes to energy systems, to the way land is managed, and to reduce transport emissions.

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After the report's publication there were headlines like: "We have 12 years to act on climate change before the world as we know it is lost". It contains the stories of 13 communities fighting on the frontlines of climate change: from young Pacific Islanders trying to stop the Adani mega-mine to fishermen communities in Africa battling against new coal plants; from the struggle to stop a very big gas pipeline among the olive groves of Southern Italy to the landowners and Native Americans putting solar panels on the route of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The answer is nearly everything, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Institute for Energy Research found that China produced nearly one-third of the world's total carbon emissions past year. "A half a degree of warming could be significant for small island nations, which are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and other climate change impacts", reports The New York Times.

The Australian government has rejected calls from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to phase out coal-fired power by 2050. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said, adding that his responsibility was to "balance those interests raised in that report with (his state's) broader economic and security interests". The survey said that between January and March this year, Australia had its most elevated levels of carbon pollution since 2011.

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