IPCC special report: impact of global warming of 1.5C

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The world is heading for very dangerous warming, but keeping below the 1.5C limit is going to require urgent worldwide efforts and cooperation.

Everyone needs to do their part, from national governments down to the individual. So, what can we as individuals do, besides pressure our governments to act?
But it adds that the world cannot meet its target without changes by individuals, urging people to:
  • buy less meat, milk, cheese and butter and more locally sourced seasonal food - and throw less of it away • drive electric cars but walk or cycle short distances • take trains and buses instead of planes • use videoconferencing instead of business travel • use a washing line instead of a tumble dryer • insulate homes • demand low carbon in every consumer product
Lifestyle changes can make a big difference, said Dr Debra Roberts, the IPCC's other co-chair.

"That's a very empowering message for the individual," she said. "This is not about remote science; it is about where we live and work, and it gives us a cue on how we might be able to contribute to that massive change, because everyone is going to have to be involved."
More: Final call to halt 'climate catastrophe' (8. Oct. 2018)
 
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Let's hope everyone follows these recomendations which are sound. Thanks for sharing.
 

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  • buy less meat, milk, cheese and butter and more locally sourced seasonal food - and throw less of it away • drive electric cars but walk or cycle short distances • take trains and buses instead of planes • use video conferencing instead of business travel • use a washing line instead of a tumble dryer • insulate homes • demand low carbon in every consumer product.
Maybe if they put more emphasises on the above 20 years ago, instead of the scientific community just turning out computer-generated future projections of melting ice caps, rising sea levels, boiling oceans etc which I have noticed very few have happened. The world would be a better place.