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"five degrees celsius" Discussed on The Takeaway
"For all american families going forward. You said before the teachers changed your life. I am at my core a teacher. Can you talk a little bit about that. Yeah teachers were so important to me both in terms of giving me the opportunity educationally to earn a living to be able to support my family especially as a single parent But also in terms of showing me that information is really the start of being able to have debate and to have disagreement. And so one of the things i really try to do as an elected official is give constituents information when i'm in a hearing and i'm using a whiteboard what i'm really trying to do is get everyone on the same page so that we can begin to have that back and forth. I can get answers for my constituents for the american people. And so i think a lot of what i think about being an elected official i don't feel. Is that different than my old job as a teacher. This is really a teaching and learning job. I learned from my colleagues in washington from witnesses. Who come to testify from my constituents about what's happening and then my goal is to teach to bring what i know into the legislative process to help legislation to teach my constituents. What's in these bills. That are gonna affect their lives and i think that mindset that elected officials should be facilitating information in our democracy and then allowing people to make up their own minds. I think particularly as someone who represents district with about equal numbers of democrats and republicans. I've found that that. Let me tell you what i know is really the right way to begin conversations and to set people on a more civil path to having that political debate. Every good teacher knows that class goes better. When everybody has done the reading would be on your syllabus for the american people right now what one or two texts do you think might help us to see one another or hear one another more clearly. That's a really good question. I read so much. It's hard for me to to even think about answering that. But i do think that we're going to be working hard to produce easy to digest information for people about what's in this bill and i think there's a tendency when people hear that it's a. It's a big bill or it's taken a long time to assume that it's it's been they could never understand what's in it. It's too complicated. So i think it's our job to create really easy too easy to get out pieces of information but it was looking back at our country's history is always helpful and people say you know. It's such a scary time to be elected official. We've had a lot of obviously january. Sixth and other challenges in our democracy. No looking back at our country's history that the house floor has a has long been a divisive place. And i think being reminded that in times like this that our democracy has been through challenges. In that we've emerged on the other side is always helpful for little girls who might be watching Who are fourteen fifteen sixteen years old and beginning to think about In my adult life. What are the things i might wanna do. Would you encourage them to jump into the political arena. Would you tell them to shy away. Would you have advice for them on it. Yeah i think that everyone should find a path to being engaged in our democracy and that's going to look different for different people. Some people are going to run for office. Some people are going to volunteer in their communities. Some people are going to participate in our democracy by voting or by being part of organizations that work on issues. But i say to people you know there is there is there is no if you're looking at someone else in your thinking that person is democracy. You're not looking in your own mirror. Each one of us has a role to play in this process. And i think particularly for young girls for for people of color who may have not been represented in this country. It's really important that they all step up. There is the way of the past that this job was done by people who were largely older wealthier. White man is not the way that this job is going to be done in the future and that changes when people step up and get involved in the process congresswoman katie porter of california. Thank you for joining the takeaway. Thank you. There's no more time to hang back or sitting in the fencer argue amongst ourselves this challenge of our collective lifetimes the existential threat threat to human existence as we know it and every day we delay the cost of inaction increases. So let this be the moment. We answer history's call here and glasgow. That's president joe biden at the cop. Twenty climate summit where world leaders met this week. The some of the scene is one of the most important international climate negotiations as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Hit a record high this year after trending downward last year in part due to the pandemic at the summit leaders have made non-binding targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions attempting to follow through on commitments established in two thousand fifteen paris climate agreement in the paris climate agreement. Nearly every nation in the world agreed to take action to limit global warming to two degrees celsius by the end of the century while striving for lower target of one point five degrees celsius. But we aren't even close to those levels and scientists say more aggressive action must be taken given. The world leaders have failed to meet earlier targets. Many are wondering how effective this latest conference will actually be with me now is mayor or on who is senior staff writer covering climate change and energy at. Vox welcome back to this show. Hello melissa okay. Let's start with an overview of some of the key takeaways. What has happened thus far cop. Twenty six well. The overall goal of this meeting was to have more commitments and more aggressive targets on the table when the paris agreement was set out. Back in two thousand fifteen. The world leaders all understood that at the time what they committed was not going to be enough and the idea was over time they would strengthen that and here glasgow. This is the first test of that principle and so far there have been some pretty big commitments. The us earlier this year committed to ramping up. Its greenhouse gas emissions target. China has also committed to a net zero target and surprisingly even india also committed to a net zero target by roughly the middle of the century so the world's three largest greenhouse gas meters now all have targets that are amy two zero out their contributions to climate change but of course commitments are one thing putting them into action is another and nailing those commitments down with definite action is going to be key task of this conference before we even get to the action part. Just help us understand. What exactly is a commitment to net. Zero emissions at word net before zero is pretty slippery and that's where lot of activists are getting really concerned. So the idea is that with carbon dioxide. You know sometimes if you have emissions that you can't avoid you can compensate for them in another way. So for instance. If you have a national air blind whose emissions you can't immediately zero out. Potentially you could purchase an area of forest in the rainforest and restore that as those trees in that area grows it would absorb that quantity of carbon dioxide. The problem is that the accounting around a lot of these offsetting mechanisms has been very shaky and some of them have actually been very negligent in terms of actually re leading to a greenhouse gas emissions reductions and so activists say that many of these offsets net zero targets are actually a cop out that allow countries to delay rather than taking the aggressive actions that they need to be making in the near term which are the countries that have been most egregious in falling short on those commitments. I mean i think just about every country has been falling short you know. As you noted the planet's greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise since the paris climate agreement even though everybody agreed that limiting to less than two degrees celsius as the target just about every country has seen either a leveling offer an increase in greenhouse gas emission. Certainly china one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitting has continued to see growth in emissions and increase in coal use but the us has leveled off for years and then briefly saw an increase in greenhouse gas emissions as well particularly now is the us is coming out of the cove in nineteen pandemic. And so. We're seeing that around. The world as countries try to grow their economies. They're also still seeing growth in greenhouse gas emissions and the biggest eaters are often the ones making the biggest shifts upward. I want us to take a listen for a moment. Here mayor to greta tune berg speaking at a youth. Climate.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Community. College are some of the provisions that could be dropped due to obstruction by conservative democrats. Joe mansion and kirstin cinema paid family. Leave could also be slashed. Just four weeks down from a proposed twelve weeks. Congressman pernilla giac. Paul chair of the congressional progressive caucus spoke after leaving the meeting with biden at the end of the day. The idea that we can do these programs a multitude of programs and actually get them going so that they deliver immediate transformational benefits to people as what. We're focused on on monday. A senate appropriations committee panel approved an additional twenty nine billion dollars for the pentagon ten billion dollars more than requested bringing its annual budget to nearly seven hundred twenty six billion dollars. That's more than twice the annual cost of the build back. Better act too even before any cuts the bill back better at would vastly expand the social safety net and combat the climate crisis in large part by fairly taxing corporations and the wealthiest americans group of sunrise movement. Climate activists are beginning a hunger strike outside the white house today to demand. Congress and president biden past the climate crisis provisions and the reconciliation package. The youth activists made the decision to strike following news. That democrats could cut. It came measure which would promote renewable energy to replace fossil fuels as a concession to senator mansion in related news a new report published by the un environment program finds governments are planning to extract double the amount of fossil fuels between now and twenty thirty. That would be consistent with the twenty fifteen paris. Climate accord's target of keeping global temperature rise below one point five degrees celsius in michigan. Activists took peaceful direct action to shut down and bridges line. Five pipeline in may governor gretchen whitmer ordered and bridge to shut down the tar sands oil pipeline calling it a ticking time bomb but they continue to operate threatening the fragile watery of the straits of mackinac and sovereign indigenous lands water protectors speaking before. Cutting off the pipeline. Tuesday bridge violates the public trust every second that line five continues to operate and bridge repeatedly and knowingly violated the terms of the one thousand nine hundred fifty easement and failed to correct structural shortcomings in the line five pipeline. Furthermore line five has already spilled thirty three different times totaling over one point. One million gallons of oil here in new york city elected leaders joined activists at a press conference outside national. Grid's headquarters protesting the north brooklyn pipeline and proposed price hikes to two million new yorkers gas bills. This is new york city council member and democrat candidate for brooklyn borough president antonio i know so did the dollars on infrastructure for guys and then they want us wants himself because of their decision to pay the bill on the future onto our into our help in more climate news. Another u n report out. This week warns the last three mountain. Glaciers on the african continent are receding so quickly that they could disappear altogether within the next two decades. One hundred eighteen million people already living in poverty could face drought floods or extreme heat. African countries make up seventeen percent of the global population but a responsible for less than four percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions in yemen. The un is calling for a ceasefire in the city of muddy where tens of thousands of civilians in need of medical care and other assistance sir trapped as fighting intensifies between saudi backed yemeni forces. And who the rebels to seize control of the city. The saudi led coalition said. It had recently killed at least one hundred sixty who the rebels and air raids. The un also warned yemen's economy is collapsing in its humanitarian crisis worsening with more than twenty million yemenis or two thirds of the population in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. This comes this unicef's reporting. At least ten thousand yemeni children have been killed or injured throughout the brutal war in yemen. This is the nsf. Spokesperson for out of every five children need humanitarian assistance. That's eleven million. Four hundred thousand safa acute malnutrition via acute now nutrition. That means i literally on death store more than two million or out of school. Full million more at risk at least fourteen refugees have died and dozens of others have been reported missing in the mediterranean sea in recent days people fleeing extreme poverty violence in the effects of climate crisis continued to take the dangerous trek to europe. Some two hundred thirty people were recently rescued off. Spain's lyric islands. Meanwhile the german humanitarian vessel see watched three let seven rescue missions on sunday and monday rescuing dozens of refugees off the coast of libya in chile. At least four hundred fifty protesters who arrested in two were reported dead as police clashed with thousands of people took to the streets of santiago and across chile. Monday protesters were walking the second anniversary of the massive uprising against the right wing. Government to present. Sebastian pieta his neoliberal policies and worsening economic inequality in chile the mobilizations in two thousand nineteen also triggered efforts to rewrite the chilean constitution which was created under the us-backed dictator augusto pinochet recent protests. Come just one month before chileans head to the polls to elect a new president. A group of central american mothers searching for their children are in the united states this week to demand action to find their missing loved ones who disappeared on the journey to the us. The mothers are also denouncing human rights violations against central american migrants members of the caravan of mothers of disappeared migrants from central america shared their testimonies with lawmakers in washington dc. Yesterday here in new york. A group of mothers gathered at a rally in queens tuesday night. This is our sla. Dahir a mother from el salvador who has been searching for her son edwin alexander since september. Two thousand twelve mothers. Don't believe in borders. We have participated in different caravans. We have pushed for different petitions to find our children. We have done. Dna tests with our governments in our home countries but then salvador. No one has listened to us in other immigration news unpublished data from customs and border protection. Show arrests by the border patrol. Shot up to its highest level since nineteen eighty-six over one. Seven million. People were detained along the us. Mexico border during the twenty twenty one fiscal year that ended in september this according to analysis by the washington post in parkland florida the families of the seventeen people who were killed during the two thousand eighteen massacre at the marjory stoneman. Douglas high school have reached a twenty five million dollar settlement with the broward county school district others who were wounded or survive. The mass shooting were also part of the agreement. This comes a shooter nicholas. Crews a former student at the high school's expected to plead guilty today to seventeen counts of premeditated murder and seventeen counts of attempted murder. Texas is one step closer to enacting a heavily gerrymandered redistricting plan after both chambers of the legislature approved the new map sending the measure to republican governor. Greg abbott's desk for signing the map severely diminishes the electro voice of communities of color giving disproportionate voting power to white texans and republicans. Texas also gained two house seats this year. The state's population growth is largely due to an increase in people of color but republicans still give white voters effective control of the new districts in colorado..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast
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No thank you all about positive numbers when it comes to weather. No me too. I couldn't handle like it was. I think it was like sixty five degrees for us. So what is after you guys. Like twenty six twenty five degrees celsius or maybe nineteen degrees celsius. Something like that and That was for me. it was very cold. I was like this. Is chilly guys. And they're like. Hey hey you want to sit on. The patio might really good impression. Sorry go through. Everyone sounds like up. Here no i actually. I actually enjoyed it i actually. There was a steakhouse. That i really enjoy their caesar's pretty institution though. Yeah that's the wall. The whole thing. I i loved him but so is it true that they actually invented the caesar or bloody mary as americans like to call it well with leading marys tomato juice. the caesars with tomato. For sure no no. It's actually was. I think it was the hotel. Downtown was actually caesar's were originally invented. Okay cool that's really good to know. 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US Envoy Kerry Due to Talk on Climate With Chinese Officials
"China and the US officials plan to talk this week about reducing pollution by the world's two largest economies relations between Washington and Beijing have been strained by disputes over trade technology on human rights but the sides have identified the climate crisis as an area for possible cooperation now climate envoy John Kerry is schedule for meetings with his Beijing counterparts he's called for stronger efforts to curb rising temperatures to know more than one point five degrees Celsius over pre industrial levels and he's urging China to join the U. S. in urgently cutting carbon emissions I'm Charles the last month
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"No way at the consequences to local communities to their workers to save the of these intensifying storms which they themselves are antonia you us. You're recent investigation for the guardian titled. Exxon's oil drilling gamble off guyana. Coast poses major environmental risk. Can you talk about exxonmobil's massive new oil project and guyana which is thousands of miles away projected to be the corporation's largest oil production in the world coming despite desperate climate warnings against new fossil fuel development guyana currently a carbon sink. So it you say risk of turning into a carbon bomb and then related to what we're seeing in the gulf so exxon has said that it is committed to helping meet the paris climate goals of reducing global warming one point five degrees celsius preindustrial levels. It has said that it is is aware of the climate crisis and is taking steps to reduce things flaring methane and to move into a less carbon intensive model production at the same time it is. It is through this through this new project in guyana turning a country that was a non oil producer in right now into a massive oil producer prediction of nine billion barrels of oil to be guyana under so this is brand new development. Exxon within in two thousand fifteen started production in late. Two thousand nineteen so is making this decision now at a time. When institutions including the international energy agency has said to avert the worst of the climate crisis there can be no new fossil fuel production and in the midst of that in the midst of vat a consensus emerging gonna bring its largest oil production predicted to be production. The world online in guyana. So that is obviously a huge mismatch of rhetoric and reality In my article is the garden. It's an article for the guardian floodway I found that this reduction would release one hundred twenty five million metric tons of carbon dioxide her year from thousand twenty five for at least two thousand forty that see prevalent of fifteen coal fifteen coal facilities operating every year annually. But not only an ant. Exxon exploring i'm consistently from these operations even though At seventy eight would not and it's not supposed to in that also releases methane and more carbon intensive operations but in terms of the safety to communities in lessons learned from things like the bp deepwater horizon disaster here in the gulf of mexico. I had dr ever be was one of the world. Renowned experts and at the university of california berkeley and one of the most trusted experts on the horizon disaster many other Disasters formerly refer. Shell were one thousand pages of exxon's permits on another submissions to government Operations there neither deepwater alternate wire operations vary technologically conflicts very risky operations officer diana. And he said that exxon's plans were superficial. I'm we're putting putting forward improbable predictions of what what their capacity was to address and put in place the necessary. Cd mechanisms for operating in this dangerous typo of russian and that they were taking n. What another person. I interviewed dr vincent atoms. Who is the former head of ghana's environmental protection agency as well as melinda janke international mental lawyer from guyana who wrote many of diana's environmental laws. They both said guyana completely lacks the capacity to overseas operations to be a regulator of these operations. Those two isa's combine may be very concerned that there is not the safety mechanisms in place here in case there is very predictable outcome with deepwater drilling a blowout like there wasn't a case of vp choir horizon. That they don't have the necessary safety equipment in place. The lessons learned from bp. You can stack which comes on if there is a blowout to secure in the pilot. A second relief. Well which is how dwyer horizon only after one hundred fifty days was finally ashley. Shut in a macondo while low. How these are not in place in guyana end that he said he's far from comfortable with the safety of these operations and exxon should be far from comfortable as well. Well before we end this part of the discussion. I want to go back to. Monique verden the homeland nation. Your group is called. Another gulf is possible as we begin to see the level of destruction. What is possible. Well i mean the only thing that's really possible right now is for people to support people as best they can and from past disasters. We know that you know it's really those two are on the ground who are able to support their community members. Best in know what they need him so we currently have a mutual aid campaign. That's out there on another gulf dot com. Where we're trying to raise funds were planning to deploy a couple of just recovery vehicles in the coming days to try to bring supplies in and try to support folks who are not going to be able to come home in whatever ways that we can whether that means helping them to find housing food. i mean. Everyone is so broken already. Because of kobe and the situation we've been in for the last year and a half so we know that folks are already on. Yeah at at into the rope and so and then also we're trying to just knowing that this is not going away right. We're in climate chaos. Dance for now until and so. What kind of equipment equipment can we give to folks that they can be as resilient as possible in these times on their own. So we've been also deploying these just recovery kits which include a bigberkeywaterfilters and a little solar pack. Because we know that those two simple items can really be life saving. So that's where we're at right now. I mean i think it's what is our community going to need also remembering that. This storm is going to pass but there other storms that are lining up and we're last year was really intense and and i fear that this will not be our last storm. This season. monique down. We wanna thank you so much for being with us citizen of united home. A nation now evacuated to pensacola florida. She's with the another gulf as possible and antonio you ha- soil and energy investigative journalist Twenty twenty twenty one birth othello whose recent investigation for the guardian headlined. Exxon's oil drilling gamble of guyana. Coast poses major. Environmental risk will link to it next up. We go to afghanistan. Stay with us.
Queen Elizabeth II to Attend UN Climate Change Conference
"The British queen will attend the U. N. climate change conference in Scotland in November a senior official adult Sharma who is president of the cop twenty six conference says he's absolutely delighted the queen will be at the event which is due to be held in Gloucester fall November the first through the twelfth details of the moment schedule though have not yet been released world leaders climate campaigners and activists from around the world the G. to attend the talks which were postponed for a year because of the pandemic the host British prime minister Boris Johnson hopes to secure emissions cutting commitments to limit global temperature rises to one point five degrees Celsius compared with pre industrial times chose to live this month London
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"Last report it's not particularly surprising that said seeing it laid out really sucks. This is hard to hear. it's the worst on a. I'm so sorry. I am like the world's worst already guests because like it's just you know this up sucks. I think for me what was really hard to hear. Was that when the world got together for the paris agreement they said if we could keep warming under one point five degrees celsius um since the nineteenth century that. We need to make that happen. That's already we're going to see massive changes without warming but we like absolutely have to keep under one point five. This report is like well folks no matter what we do. We're going to reach one point. Five by the twenty four days which is far sooner than i would like to see it but basically that's what's going to happen regardless of what we do and that's going to really really terrible as allie. I'm sorry allie gallagher. Do believe when katie came for greg like that and on television you know what. I actually can't believe that. Katie came for greg like that this entire season katie has been more concerned about doing the bachelorette right than actually being opened motorable jihad someone in front of her who was feeling emotional. He had like a shame. Hang over because he had expressed a feeling television and like most straight men are not want to do that and she looked at it and said you know what this is. My girl power moment. I've been playing livia rodrigue backstage and all my girlfriends affording me links from read it. So let's talk about your acting career which no one knew about. This was not a thing that was part of the show. Molly back over to you. I just want to point out of all matt katie. When she had her seattle date with what's going on the go they pulled out a rain machine..
Unpacking Fashions Role in Slowing Global Warming
"Week. The united nations intergovernmental panel on climate change released a new report from the world's top climate scientists warning that global temperatures will rise one point five degrees celsius by twenty forty and underscoring that human influences unequivocally responsible for global warming since the late nineteenth century. The fashion industry's greenhouse gas. Emissions are estimated to be between four and ten percent of the global total on this week's peo- of podcast deputy editor. Brian baskin is joined by. Michael szadkowski mrs stain ability advisor and former vice president of sustainability at nike. Leyla petrie chief. Executive of sustainability consultancy twenty fifty and hannah pang head of marketing an advocacy and sustainability consultancy for tara to unpack fashions role in slowing global warming. Here's michael cichowski. Leyla petrie and hannah pang inside passion michael. I'd like to start with you and get a little bit meta. Why is this fashion problem solve. I mean let's say i'm nike or gucci. You look around. And i say i sell clothes. Not making cars not operating a coal fire our plant. Why do i need to be thinking about the surgeon. You sure Thank you brian so I think it's important to note that It's humanities problem solve and fashion as one sector on that needs to be carbonized. Serve regardless of what Sector you find yourself in. We know that we have to reduce emissions vary significantly between now and twenty thirty and then on the way to twenty fifty and so Roughly reducing emissions by half by twenty thirty And and that's by twenty fifty There are a number of estimates of fashions greenhouse gas look rinse We can talk about this in a bit more detail. The data is not ideal But we do know that fashion does have a significant carbon footprint and as with other sectors much reduced that and so You know we know the effects and we. We know the predictions of where we're going if we keep on their business as usual trajectory And so fashion because of because of its impacts and also because it seeing the impacts of climate already happening in the supply chain in particular in places where the impacts of climate are being are happening We know that it's critical. Issue the sector to address. Thank you and love to get into the data question in a little bit on this more than any issue. We're talking about today. Hear a lot about the need for collective action for the industry to work together and you've been involved in. Some of the industry's biggest efforts on front in to tell us how that's going. I how much progress has been made in. Also why some necessary for brands you think of this as an industry problems New problems grand. I mean i think fundamentally this is a problem which no individual company consult when his i you know we have all sorts of invading intractable issues around infrastructure around incentives around policy. No-one acting really occurred within that system without being affected by it so all these brands have supply chains. Good three targets that are also dependent on And really what we realized. Is that everybody in this. Sector is co dependent on each other other actors like policy makers is to
Hot Prospects: A Sobering IPCC Report
"The intergovernmental panel on climate change as a long history of choosing its words carefully but in the latest report from the un's global climate authority released this morning. The tone is shifting for years. There was a whisper of uncertainty of unwillingness to make definitive and damning statements. It's clear from the words of ipc chairman wholesomely. That reluctance is going. I it has. It is indisputable that human activity is causing climate change and making extreme weather events more frequent as severe second is shows that climate change is affecting every region on our planet and lastly explains that strong rapid sustained reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions will be required to limit global warming. These are sobering assessments the last trench of research. The ipc will publish ahead of a mammoth clement meeting in glasgow later. This year is the most comprehensive assessment of the science behind climate. Change that the has released in is rachel. Dobbs writes about climate change for the economist represents a huge commitment by scientists. There are two hundred thirty four. Paul authors going over thousands and thousands of papers. It's has with much more certainty than we've ever had. What is driving climate change. How human actions impact on it. What the effects of it will be and the ways that we can avoid some the west consequences and its conclusions make pretty grim reading because what are of those conclusions. What's the report saying. So this report finds that. Even if countries to drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions now none of them currently show consistent downward trend of any sort the world would likely breach one point five degrees celsius of temperature rise above preindustrial levels within the next twenty years
Chinese Scientists Design Metafabric to Radiate Heat; Keep Wearer Cool
"On friday we talked about a new passive cooling fabric created by a team of chinese researchers in a recent publication in the journal science with the aim of defending humans against climate change. the researchers embedded titanium dioxide. Nanoparticles into a polymer and then coated it. With a thin layer of reflective palmer that allows for passive cooling meaning. You could cool down without needing a fan. They embedded this fabric into a vest that keeps its users about five degrees celsius cooler. Let's get into the nano science. That makes this fabric giga cruel. When something is out in the sunlight like a hot car it absorbs photons which get converted into heat while that he can be radiated back out in the form of infrared wavelengths the atmosphere around it immediately absorbs infrared light and traps the energy in the form of heat in the vicinity of the car which presents it from cooling down in the case of a human being we generate extra heat on top of that just by being alive and having a functioning metabolism with temperatures rising every year that becomes a problem the way to get around this kind of heat lies in passive cooling passive cooling takes advantage of an area on the infrared spectrum where gases can't absorb light called the atmospheric window in this window photons and therefore heat can escape rather than get absorbed allowing the object or person to cool down much easier. This is the principle behind a passive cooling material that uses two main steps to cool you down first of all the material reflects as much light as possible to avoid heat and secondly it redirects any absorbed heat into the atmospheric window making these kinds of materials into clothing however means that they need to be flexible. Washable and sweat resistant. Which is tougher than it. Sounds
North American Heat Wave "Virtually Impossible" Without Climate Change
"United States and Canada, at the end of June, would have been virtually impossible without climate change. Last week's heat dome above British Columbia Washington State in Portland, Oregon, smashed daily temperature records and led to dozens of deaths. We can speak to Frederico Auto from the World Weather ATTRIBUTION Initiative, which published this report. Welcome to the program. Usually we We think of scientific reports of coming out months, perhaps even years after an event this is Quick determination. What have you found? We have found, um that first of all, this event is extremely rare. As you have said Those records have been smashed, so we have seen records broken but up to five degrees Celsius. So that means that everything we have observed so far is is very different to this event, which makes it difficult to estimate exactly how likely this event is. Our best estimate is that in the world we live in today, It's about an a one in 1000 year event. But without human and used climate change. It would have been virtually impossible to occur. But what we have also looked at is that in a two degree world so North 0.8 degree warmer than we have. Today. This type of temperature could be reached every 5 to 10
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"By companies that are plush with investor. Cash looking to kind of slip in as things are changing all around you. Podcast at wired dot code uk. Please do get in touch all right time for a couple of your emails now. Vicky you're gonna take on the first one yeah. lim from. Singapore writes in about the ph scale. So this was a couple of weeks ago on the podcast. I brought in fact that blew my mind. Which was the ph scale is lager rhythmic. Meaning that if you move up or down one number on the scale you're actually talking about acids in an alka lines that are higher or lower by a factor of ten logarithmic. Limb adds another fact about the ph scale. Which i did not know. Say thank you very much limit. They say that the ph of pure water which most of us probably know is seven. Neutral is actually only seven around twenty five degrees celsius and the value of scale would actually change with temperature. Limb says a molecule of water is equally likely to produce an h. and h. negative ion so it is just as likely to act as an acid or base at the same time though in very low degrees so to speak lamb. Thank you so much for your knowledge truly is far more than we ever expected to find out about the scale. Thanks so much one more email. This week matt burgess about crumbs creep into the education sector. Yeah jenny riots. In about how chrome is essentially as creeping into the education sector their computer science teacher in a school which is moving from left google. Before this change was happening we would have students using free. Six five account which would allow them to access or all of microsoft's productivity apps on word and stuff like that and they would ask basically everybody had the choice of using internet explorer edge or chrome and now that they're going the google away because of influence from bigger so all of the services switching to google compatible ones including so google classroom to assign work in resources and they say that these services only work. If you're using chrome and locked into your school account and janssen's issues that we're becoming a google scholar in this means we're educating a whole new generation to be google dependent and the the argument going to go away is because it's free and essentially they say that it's not all schools are setting themselves up as being an a-plus golden microsoft's go or google school using their own products and services and it feels like they're a captive audience and essentially. There may not be that much choice for people when when they using some of the products and services. I don't think there's genitals are asked if there is a solution to this. I don't necessarily know if there is a way to do that. But yeah i guess it's one of those things where ask will decide what what types of services they want to use and then you might be stuck with a similar similar to the decision. We all have to make right. Everything that google provides more or less is free. So when you're setting the budget for your school just like when you deciding how to spend your own money you could spend money.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"The discussion of absolute zero can be a bit involved. However the definition of it is rather straightforward absolute zero is defined as negative two hundred and seventy three point five degrees celsius or negative four hundred and fifty nine point six seven degrees fahrenheit or to be more accurate zero.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Politics and sometimes you just cook a nice meal and have friends around the table. You may disagree with politically but you can talk about other stuff and find common ground now. Joe biden addressed american soldiers. He has this to say must all commit to an ambitious climate action. We're going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and levin global warning warming to no more than one point five degrees celsius global goal transition to clean energy technology over in the tank pentagon. When i first was elected vice president with president obama no cherry satisfied down for better star with the greatest threats facing america. Were physical threats. This is not a joke. You know what the joint chiefs told us. The greatest threat facing america was global warming because there will be significant population leverage fights over land millions of people leaving places because they're literally seeking below the seat indonesia because of the fights over. What is the land anymore. Now what just way way please. I thought it was white supremacy. I'm having a hard time keeping up last week or the week before. Now it all runs together. The the biden administration informed us all that the the greatest threat is white supremacy that the white supremacy is the greatest threat. We have to deal with and this week. The greatest threat we have to do with his climate change. Global warming global climate change because he said global warming. Joe biden told the american soldiers who was global warming. But i thought it was climate change. Now which is it which which is at alexandria ocasio. Cortez of course yesterday said that it was a climate change was because the immigration crisis so is that climate change is white supremacy. You will notice the subtle shift to climate change invading the democratic talking points. It's not just a military threat. It's also why they can't get a bipartisan. Deal and infrastructure. I don't know if you've seen this growing body of democrats in congress saying that the reason we can't get it. Infrastructure do with republicans. Republicans aren't willing to embrace climate. Change is a problem and and disrupt up in turn upside down. The american economic processes in america global supply chain to deal with climate change..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Got these tweets. Here jeffey pat on greater. Yeah yeah scott says jeopardy is making the mullet great again thank you thank you know brushback but whatever it will get there just monk fudge. It takes a special kind of creepy to be called creepy by jeffey. Now they're look biden is a special kind of creepy. He's you think that's what she's saying. I mean holy cow if you're being called creepy without tation by jeffey j. f. r. on twitter then you are being league of your own job that you gotta be able to hide it first of all you got here we go hold on a second hold on. This is going to be jeffey class on how to get away with craziness able to. I said he's too far gone now. Though he took everything he had to pull himself back yet man. He wanted to walk over kissed the little girl on her. We know when he wanted to do. Thank you jimmy. Diphu dimples says. Has anyone explained to comal. There's a difference between laughing with and laughing at someone or something. Yeah she's so. It doesn't matter as well. Said well said very accurate rowdy introvert so the vice president is touting wind power for the armed forces. Does that mean that the us navy will be going back to mass and sale. Don't give them any ideas. Yes the answer like us. They would definitely do that. They'll be so on their sheets together to get a ship moving. Always we'd like to. We'd like to use the solar power except it's cloudy amount seriously. I mean joe biden joking. That is the truth and joke just wanted to say happy birthday. I know you said you wished happy birthday to next it's also my daughter's birthday. Oh yes fourteen of age. Where does the time go just slips right by. Doesn't it just slips right by. She's not eighteen. And i can't kick her out yet but it just slips right by. I mean i did does seem like it was. It wasn't that long ago that little mild was like five years old trick or treating my neighborhood no like i just did the math. That's what it was and it feels like yesterday. I know that speaking of my daughter It's also first day of hurricane season which wait a minute. Oh yeah yes. That's that's exactly what season okay. So according to the experts May or may not be a busy season so interesting as always. It's like they always. If you want to. Just be an expert at hurricanes you can just like my my picks every year is eight to eighteen eight major storm to eighteen named storms revise. It later on. that's all they do. The colorado with noah because they say a light their prediction. I hear and the beginning of the season is likely range of thirteen to twenty named store. Ooh wow six to ten could become hurricane. The world three to five major hurricanes is expected but we really don't know in colorado state does the same thing and they revise them the middle of the season. Yeah it looks like it's going to be slower season. This is what we don't have any need you know. So can the splits caused the coming couple observations here that i don't quite follow Number one is being weather. Forecaster has to be the only job that you have to be less accurate than dr fauci and still maintain no question. I mean seriously is whether guys are in gals Falcons dorkcast whether forecasters. She still accurate less than they are. Which is saying something has done. But i notice that i never thought of this. Did you say noah they're based in colorado a landlo- talking about hurricane colorado state university has become they always quote them as experts on the hurricanes. Someone in a locked state doing hurricane predictions. I'm sorry continue that separate from noah. Actually but i mean you know the colorado state is always. They've given predictions all the time but they all revise them. That's my that's my point is like okay That must be nice to be able to just on the fly. Chance your prediction. It's likely to be strong storm but then allies probably not gonna be. Don't worry about it well. And if you'll recall The national weather service or as one of the two said right before three weeks before we had record cold temperatures here. They said that the month of february is going to be above average warmth in below average precipitation. Then that's north started coming through and we realized with above average precipitation in way below average temperatures. They don't know they want us to believe they know what it's going to be like one hundred years from now they can't even tell us two weeks out what it's going to be like infect you've got a guy some weather guy. Cbs news meteorologist. He said that that one and a half degree celsius mark that scientists are always talking about. He's like yeah. We just kind of made that up. Oh yeah we. I mean no. Yeah yeah i love the he said that you know here's the quote. Climate related risks to health might be hoods food security water supply. Human security and economic growth are jeopardized at one point five degrees celsius change. And then when pressed he goes yes just a symbolic marker you know. Humans chose that number. It's not a tipping point. We chose that number. Yeah look.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on No Agenda
"Going on within the past few days suggesting us sanctions haven't made much difference. This report is totally full of sh- crap. Since when is microsoft. The only person you talked to about a government agency getting hacked will the guy about the. They're incompetent but because because the. Us government has outsource almost everything to commercial companies including their email. You know microsoft's running that and then to say the intent of it was to gather information on a hundred and fifty emails. They sent i call bullcrap on that. And it's just not a valid report with a guy with some unnamed guy from microsoft. Who's not even in. the story. Did well microsoft microsoft says it. It's just it's just like getting your vaccine from bill gates good information. They continue three weeks. After gas. stations temporarily dry and fuel prices soared homeland security to notice. That positioning isn't that interesting. Like the whole world ran out of gas and prices soared. It was crazy. It was quite local. This week's after gas when you play the clip from the world economic forum. The guy claimed that that the pipeline was national artery of the entire country. We're all gonna die. That's exactly how they're positioning this. Because we need to have a national grid we've gotta tear down whatever you gotta tear down pipeline going down. Let's let the whole country go down. That's great idea. Three weeks after gas stations when temporarily dry and fuel prices soared homeland. Security today ordered oil and gas companies to take immediate steps to guard against another cyberattack designate. A company cybersecurity coordinator who's available. Twenty four seven review company operations. Javelin security of any cyber vulnerabilities within thirty days and immediately report and coordinates cyber incidents companies. That don't comply could be fined up to seven thousand dollars a day ransomware as one of the greatest cybersecurity threats that we face in the united states. But it's the tsa that's in charge of pipelines cybersecurity the former director of homeland cybersecurity sousa says. Tsa can't do it alone. We need additional support from other agencies. Likes the intelligence colin's second. It's kind of weird the way that came out because it is the transportation security administration that is responsible for it but when he says the. Tsa is responsible for it. The first thing that i had in my mind is with those dopes at the airport. Is that what you thought or do. How did you catch that. Yeah so i thought those dogs at the end. Maybe that was say the. Tsa jobs at the airport or the ones who you're never gonna get through their particularly again. Emma the airport guys at the airport work for homeland security. And i would assume that that's all they do. I didn't know that they also did anything else. That would I thought you homeland security would be responsible right. That's why it's so interesting that he does bring up in this report homeland security but makes it sound like it's the tsa anyway. We'll listen against ransomware is one of the greatest cybersecurity threats that we face in the united states. But it's the tsa that's in charge of pipeline cybersecurity the former director of homeland cybersecurity sousa says. Tsa can't do it alone. We need additional support or eighty. Looks like the intelligence community. Also the department of energy meanwhile big oil is facing another potential threat shareholders at exxon chevron determined to force those companies to more aggressively address. Climate change in dutch has ordered show to cut greenhouse emissions by forty five percent within nine years. Wait for big oil. You have to understand. That's why i keep mentioning the agenda. The agenda is a covid cybersecurity. Ransomware climate change. It's all an and the the cyber security because it's taking down the infrastructure. This has been tried for many many years and debunked along the way pull russia hack into the grid. No they didn't but remember all those stories just as if russia They you can still catch story today saying well a twenty eighteen russia hacked into the grid. And it's not true so the idea is learn how to lock down. You're gonna have to lock down because your lecture. He's going to go out because of russia and while we're at it we might as well re-build a whole new grid that is resilient against russia and helps climate change. That's why it's coming out this way. Dish also court from other agencies likes alike the intelligence community and also the department of energy meanwhile big oil is facing another potential threat shareholders at exxon and chevron determined to force those companies to more aggressively address climate change while a ordered show to cut greenhouse emissions by forty five percent within nine years. The wakeup call loud and clear for big oil for both shareholders and the courts. Change your business model. The better combat climate change. It comes as gas. Prices hit a seven-year high following that cyber hack and the green movement is gaining momentum worldwide. This is the post. I have a report to play. That's nbc nightly news. Okay well here's cbs. And this was the good morning or what is it. Cbs show. That's a morning show morning morning america. I think they have more something like that with the Gale gilbertson acer this anthony mason targeted and this is like a title bogus. Climate change and listen carefully. Because they're talking about the one point degrees and then they mentioned it describes gone around by the way it gave missing. What's the one point. Five degrees which is arbitrary bullcrap meteorologist and climate specialist. Jeff berardelli jeff good morning. How dire is this actually expected to get so yeah in the next five years is somewhat likely that will hit one point. Five degrees celsius briefly temporarily. That's two point. Seven degrees fahrenheit warming since pre industrial times. It's likely to happen during an el nino year. That's when it's warm in the pacific so natural variations on top of climate change. Then it will go back down but you know this is really just a sign that humanity isn't doing very well in managing our global greenhouse emissions and at one point five degree celsius. It's not like we're going to fall off a cliff. We're things all of a sudden they're going to get catastrophic but things will progressively get worse at a much faster pace. The intensity of these extreme weather events will pick up. We'll see compounded events heatwaves on top of sea level rise on top of lows hurricanes and impactful hurricanes and so things will get worse and worse if we briefs that and the bottom line is by twenty thirty twenty thirty five unless we really rain in our missions very quickly. we're likely to get to one point. Five degrees and continue to increase our warming close to two degrees and again we have to do something very quickly about it. Or we're inevitably heading in that direction. Deficits a symbolic marker y. Yeah because i mean humans shows it right. We chose one point five. We chose degrees so again. It's not a tipping point. We're gonna fall off a cliff. It's just that things will get progressively worse and worse at a faster clip as we head towards that. we'll see bigger hurricanes. We'll see worse flood. We'll see worst wildfires and probably setting ourselves up for a pretty bad wildfire season in the west this year or early. Thanks tidewater architects kids. It's the job of the future.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on Common Home Conversations Beyond UN75
"These two landmark agreements. Yes so as i mentioned the international community should really be proud of the paris agreement in the achievement of its adoption in two thousand fifteen and it was giant step forward in establishing an operational regime that was or is now essentially universal. Also with the us rejoining the paris agreement again. And you know this. Achievement was after some twenty years of attempts to really manage the global environment through the kyoto protocol. And it's paradigm and other related efforts and so the paris agreement represents really a shift in diplomacy is shifting perspectives. That adopted a bottom up structure for emissions targets with the now famous nationally determined contributions but also balanced in the paris agreement by top down provision for strong global mission goals and accountability provisions through reporting review for example and it also shifted the paradigm of a differentiation between developed and developing countries which was really a key stumbling block in the kyoto protocol and the paris agreement really seeks to continue to assure developing countries that their priorities for growth and development are fully respected. But putting in place like a much more subtle means of differentiating between developed and developing countries than in the nineteen ninety s in the precursor paradigm. So the paris agreement is this model of race to the top rushing up commitments and only recently with us rejoining we do see some of that new energy and momentum again building within the paris agreement structure. So that is hopeful. We'll have to see what happens at glasgow but also in the coming years now. You mentioned also the global patch for the environment. And as far as i know. I haven't read the full draft text of the pact for the environment. Bet according to the materials communicated by colleagues and i'd like to study and dialogue with the drafters on the text of the pack. It's really meant to be a new synthesis document of key environmental principles some of which some of the principles which have been around for many years and stockholm in nineteen. Seventy two or rio and ninety two. But haven't been enshrined in international law. So it's really sort of a gap feeling key principles treaty as anderson. The proposal did enshrine for example the right to a sound environment and also a duty of care to the environment so trying to shift humanity's understanding of its to the environment in sort of profound way and also than in training he Substantial principles like the duty to prevent and repair environmental damage the precautionary principle integration of sustainable development objectives and then procedural principles like access to environmental justice and a number of other features. So i think absolutely this would be sort of been a very interesting paradigm shifting treaty that would help to consolidate modern international environmental law. However it still does. As far as i understand follow a traditional paradigms of international law including with the control mechanisms or committee function as envisioned currently. But i'd have to discuss more with drafters to fully see where they have in mind and also aware. This proposal might be going in terms of further developments. Now going back to kyoto versus peres. Would you say that. Kyoto had stronger penalties for an action or failure to meet the targets than the paris agreement. Yes so the. Kyoto protocol is a little bit infamous at being sort of a top down sort of heavy penalty related kind of conventional instruments. And i guess also in circles that have been heavily engaged in the paris agreement. That sort of now something. That is sort of a lesson in wet not to do in this area however it's also a matter of timing and political will as you're saying how opinion has shifted a lot on the issue of climate change and ecological risk. So you know an instrument like the kyoto protocol. Perhaps you know the time hadn't come. For such instruments. There are other flaws of course in the protocol but one could envision back to different approaches to climate governance regime building out from the paris agreement for example. I'm not saying that the time is right for that now. We don't know when but again back to my point about the capacities of international law. I think we have a much wider tool kits to use different mechanisms of international law enforcement adjudication and monitoring etc that should really be considered in the field of climate governance and ecological governance. However again at the moment you know all actors are really really trying to put all of their energy into making the paris agreement. Work to really roll up your sleeves to work with non state actors to work with cities at the city level to to try to accelerate the really badly urgently-needed exponential climate action. So we'll see in the coming years. What dent that makes in. Achieving the paris agreement goals and indeed in trying to bend the emissions trajectory towards limitation where we could achieve the one point five degrees celsius global temperature limitation. That's a huge challenge. But there are more and more actors coming on orange and again not just states that are really vigorously working to achieve this absolutely and i think the covid nineteen pandemic while it has been extremely. Devastating gives us a unique opportunity to rethink our targets. And how we're addressing these issues and gives us a chance to shift toward a more climate positive nature positive path forward. Absolutely what do you see as the main challenges of reaching international treaties such as the paris agreement. Kyoto.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Brief and beautiful transformation took place. Venice perhaps more than any other city under lockdown has gone from one extreme to the other such beautiful city. And it's lovely to see empty. Your look at the human beings muck and everything up. Stunning seven percent drop in carbon dioxide. That's great news for the planet. Great news for us nature celebrating their nature. Seems to be saying we can get along fine without you. Something to think about there. Are many people. See this as a major reset for humanity and the planet. I hope we're all listening and get the lesson. These people are just a colt. Is it not bad people bad bed. Why why do they want to keep all i mean. If they don't want to keep emitting carbon they don't have to. I don't know why the rest of us need to worry about it. The biden administration says it wants to cut. Us emissions up to fifty two percent by twenty thirty. They're not gonna tell us how though this is from the washington examiner. Josh siegal president. Joe biden will commit to the united states on thursday. That would be today by cutting to cutting its greenhouse emissions fifty to fifty percent by twenty thirty in remarks kicking off his climate summit with world leaders biden administration official says the target. One of the most aggressive in the world is achievable. Despite the transformation of the fossil fuels have been an economy it would entail and they argue. It's necessary in order to keep the us on pace for net zero emissions by twenty fifty a marker. The world must meet to achieve the goal the paris agreement to hold warming to no more than one point five degrees celsius as much as i would like to say we know twenty thirty s going to look like with certainty. The reality is our ability to achieve continues to be improved every day by innovation the administration official said on a press call the aggressive targeted symbolic nonbinding without being approved by congress but biden hopes it restores you as crisp credibility and pushes other countries to submit more ambitious plans..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on No Agenda
"By thousand limiting global warming to one point. Five degrees celsius comes with a hefty price. Tag some two point one trillion euros would have to be invested every year for twenty five years for example. If you if you tell people that okay. Eighty five years down the road. Thirteen million people affected if we take the most extreme projection which is one point eight meters sea-level rise by twenty one hundred. But i think we need to take the study forward by doing another story of what impact of sea level.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on No Agenda
"By thousand limiting global warming to one point. Five degrees celsius comes with a hefty price tag. Some two point one trillion euros would have to be invested every year for twenty five years for example. If you if you tell people that okay. Eighty five years down the road. Thirteen million people affected if we take the most extreme projection which is one point eight meters sea-level rise by twenty one hundred. But i think we need to take the study forward by doing another story of what impact of sea level.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on No Agenda
"By thousand limiting global warming to one point. Five degrees celsius comes with a hefty price. Tag some two point one trillion euros would have to be invested every year for twenty five years for example. If you if you tell people that okay. Eighty five years down the road. Thirteen million people affected if we take the most extreme projection which is one point eight meters sea-level rise by twenty one hundred. But i think we need to take the study forward by doing another story of what impact of sea level.
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast
"We enjoyed it when we had a contact because compromise the whole operation and there was no point in staying there any longer. 'cause they knew you were there. I feel like going going risk of news a big massive thing going on because it means when this is done if i survive i get the ground. Yeah exactly exactly. Yeah and during that one particular. Push a truck with two weeks an bergens with heavy. I mean we will carrying landmines and sixty millimeter mortar than mortar bombs. And i mean back it up against them. A punditry put on the back on a against the tree. Then you sit down wittily way in so you sitting in the big and to might stuff to pull you up you can get up and this is what i thought was going to win the war But getting back to that particular and we had a very keen officer We can achieve day the more successful we all I don't know what he was often. Bronze crossbow possibly I was fortunate enough to get the any kill on that whole trip And again by pure luck And we'd stopped. I mean the temperatures getting up to forty forty five degrees celsius in the shade was hot and No water so we will have to carry on water. Your twelve to fourteen canteens pluses. Bergen with water bombs and landmines in it. And we'd stop for a break. Abreu up got that from From the brits they will live by their brew ups cup of tea on the middle of the bush and changed night. A lot Let me stop. And i was sitting with the south african guy young making tea and uplift marshall again foolish Much tried kroft wasn't brennan. Todd lifted started. Reach folks it up against a tree over the maybe about a couple of meters away. I'm so it wasn't within arm's like it was it was it wasn't and making a tv with The i was here have got was and Cetinje these a face a c. obnoxious in the bush about fifty meters away. What what's going on here is scott not could see he was military had a military forage cap on instead of on you for lima that stepping tracking us And that court talk with us and we me and my buddy we were on the extreme perimeter of the camp of all sort of race place and also mind rifle within shit and this guy was. Meanwhile looking this'll happen obviously in the split second so said to griffin. He was god with me. I'm he was killed. The knicks are aren't awsat enough in a car crash a griffey to your church clock..
"five degrees celsius" Discussed on The Real Agenda Network
"So this is a question for any of you extinction. Rebellion is really keen that we alter Carbon emissions to try and stick within one point five degrees centigrade warming Why is that important. So yeah it's a fair point because they can say one point five degrees doesn't sound like a huge amount of warming in the you've got to think of that. As being that is the entire world on average moving up by one point five degrees celsius which is a huge huge amount of energy. It'll just just do that. Small amount change every faction of a degree warmer that you get the greatest impacts that you have so just going from one point five to two degrees. You consider huge changes in impact on the system and what that will have in terms of food security in terms of melting ice more extreme weather. And what have you. I also heard that there might be some feedback loops in that suit of zone but for people who don't know what feedback loops are. Would you mind explaining that. We know that carbon dioxide atmosphere warms the climate. And it does. That's the greenhouse effect and what we say is that if he were to double the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere you would see roughly one degree of woman but we know that the earth mass actually will not by more than that because we haven't doubled the Fate yet it was two hundred and eighty million before the pre industrial time. Now it's about four hundred and ten pounds so about halfway towards doubling if a carry on going we'll we'll have doubled emissions by twenty fifty warming we've seen about one degree already. That's a really knows. There's things that happen. Which amplify that. Greenhouse effects that we we add to it just from Greenhouse gases so some of these we know quite another woman due to the greenhouse effect as she really very accurately now as a few ones like as water vapor operates gets warmer water is also very strong greenhouse gas so when you add to that initial greenhouse effect to see a two is by the water this there but there's other feedbacks which will get more complicated lot harder to quantify so example if you're adding more water to the atmosphere that's going to change the amount cloudy think quo walkouts gonna do to the climate while they reflect sunlight way so that will actually cool down the climate so can half these feedback actually work with negative feedback to me. Where can help pay work now favor. But then clouds hiding atmosphere actually have quite strong greenhouse effect as well so you can have these things which can sort of work both against and with to by an finey warming and against it so we think over will It's going to double the woman..
Union of Concerned Scientists' Dr. Rachel Cleetus Discusses What the Biden Administration Needs to Do to Address the Climate Catastrophe
"To the healthcare policy podcast on the host. David intra cosso during this podcast discussed with the union of concerned. Scientists climate energy programs policy director. Dr rachel cletus. What the biden administration needs to address mitigate the effects of the worsening climate crisis. dr cletus. welcome to the program. Hello david thank you so much for having me. dr cletus. bile is of course posted on the podcast website. This is my fifteenth climate crisis related interview on background. The climate catastrophe continues to accelerate hemispheric carbon concentrations are now measured at four hundred seventeen parts per million the greatest concentration of carbon in our species existence. Not surprisingly there's a ninety nine percent chance. Twenty twenty will be among the top five warmest years. Two thirds chance for sixty six percent chance that will be the warmest year on record. This year is also experiencing a record-breaking atlantic hurricane and with thirty named storms to date and record breaking wildfires in the arctic that is warming at upwards of three times the rate of the rest of the planet the albedo effect from the loss of summarized will be equal to the release of one tree tons of carbon equivalents in the atmosphere. This amount approximates forty percent of all human caused ghg emissions. Since seventeen fifty in addition northern permafrost that holds almost twice as much carbon dioxide is currently in the atmosphere his thawing seventy years earlier than previously predicted the plan is also experiencing unprecedented biological violation. Vector-borne diseases including covid nineteen continued to proliferate and the trump administration in denying scientific reality has rescinded approximately one hundred environmental regulations that i discussed with sabin centers. Michael burger last may and finally listeners are where he federal court ruled earlier. This year. that americans do not have a constitutional right to survivable climate. So with that welcome. Dr cletus again were here discuss climate policy under the vitamin station. So before diving into that. A doctor cletus Regarding my brief assessment. Is there anything. You'd like to add or alternative. I can i alternatively i can ask the question. The union put out a document a few years ago called the title the world scientists warning to humanity. so if you prefer to answer The ladder what was in that warning. I think you've just made out a very thorough set of reality that were tainted with respect to the climate crisis. Things that climatize this morning house project are now actually happening around a severe climate crisis. If you're now it's no longer about some distant problem and it's affecting us here in the united states and around the world you mentioned the record breaking hurricane season we've seen the cocaine season moby seem pretty extraordinary type wounds on the other side of her world with the teams being. Hit back to back. In the last few weeks we've seen extraordinary heatwaves around the world in europe in asia flooding And see living wage which is inexhaustible continuing slow moving disaster that many low-lying things around the world are facing Including as in the us Especially in on that. He's been go goes. We're at a point. Now where we are rapidly running out of time to address very new classes and as you pointed out as well we actually earn a moment for our nation is facing colliding. Place the covid nineteen pandemic as you mentioned but we also have a rapidly worsening economic crisis. We have a crisis democrats in our country. That is being made there In this moment so all of these colliding to creative patrician where underlying social economic disparities than discrimination being exacerbated and a climate crisis is holding a very inequitable way Around the world and here in the us so what we do now what the biden administration does and what future us administration to is very very important. The most significant difference. We're going to see is that we now have an administration that recognizes the fines will be guided by the signs and how they respond to the climate crisis instead of an administration that basically lied relentless me about the existence of Munchies the climate crisis that even the reality the cova christ who actually worked to make them more worse. So now we have a president who actually five instead of sidelining them and silence them yes. thank goodness. I will say As had been speculated trump's legacy will probably be moreover his Calling the crisis a hoax and of course Rescinding these operas of hundred epa mostly epa regulations. Let's get into What we might expect from the biden administration. We could start with. I did intend or ask you What did the biden campaign pledge to address the climate crisis. But let's let's pass on. That says now he's been elected you wrote In a union of concerned scientists blog post. I believe it was dated november seventh What the by presi means Relative to the climate crisis you identified Various aspects are measures that the biden ministrations should take under the title wet. President biden's should do on climate. You could note a few of these relative to what you think would be most productive coming from a biden administration. What's most important for the vitamin that administration to extend a very clear strong and early signal. They're going to take this challenge seriously. They wanna aggressive with all of that. They have so. I know that maybe have pointed out that In our democratic took them eighty the actions that the president together with the action congress that will really allow for full Aggressing of problems like climate crisis. And no doubt congress. Must say it's hard if we're going to get your They should have and comprehensive action. But there's a loss at the biden expiration can and should do on its own and much of that can be done fairly quickly Within the first hundred days of the administration taking power one quick forward and simple thing that everyone has been talking about is of course are getting back in the remount of the trump administration on november. four The final the us from the of women that is an action that puts us on the sidelines and uniquely isolated on the world stage where the only country that has actually stepped away from the therapy. We need to get back An after the responsible major nation of the world i together with other nations to raise invasion around a dozen the global climate crisis. And i miss fans there's no different the covid nineteen pandemic. we can solve the global complex challenges only when the app in concerts that other nations. So that's pretty straightforward It's not enough to just get back. In paris agreement we have to borrow A with domestic action. That shows that you are gonna take this seriously. We have to set signs and gone goals cutting He in mission here in the us. The ipc record and twenty eighteen all down some pretty cure now. Metrics are the growth of the global community would have to meet to stay below two degrees here. Aiming for one point five degrees celsius about pre industrial levels the temperature increase so. She do contribute. Its fair share to that. The us must be on a bad day to get to net zero emissions. No later than twenty for before. I'm have to be well on that. By twenty thirty having our mission show By twenty thirty to do that we're going to need action across the economy. Has inspector the biden administration should be directing every federal agency To make sure that they're incorporating climate science and their actions that they're looking for opportunities to go cut emissions as the bill climate billions to the climate impacts that are unfortunately already locked in Their action that the administration can take to the deputy voters and regulatory action to cut heat trapping emissions cosby economy. They should do so There are a number of very aggressive. Compensation decorative voter that Should be giving both back and one thing that is the has not recognize the now taking these kinds of ambitious actions requires leadership not just from the president but from his gatherer competitive agency. You'll be watching me. What appointments look like we need to have people in charge of these agencies and appointed to cabinet positions that recognize how climate change touch with every aspect of our economy and our lives and there needs to be david into their world view.
David Biello: Moving The Dial On Climate Change
"Climate. Change is a problem so vast affecting so many people in so many different ways that it's hard to know what we should do which solutions we should focus on which efforts can truly dial back global warming because the fact is we are running out of time to make the changes. We need to stop a reputable damage to our planet but there is good news. We have the technology and science to do it. And so on the show today how we can build a zero emissions future this global effort underway to accomplish exactly the skull having this ability in our toolkit central can't dot false and it can't be done on a very large scale guiding us through some promising and fascinating solutions is ted science curator. David yellow. david. Thank you so much for being here again. Thank you for having me back and today. You're bringing us ted speakers who are trying to save the planet from the state that we're in right. Yeah except it's More more important than that. I would say because it's not just saving the planet in fact it's not really saving the planet it saving ourselves in the planet has dealt with climate change many times before And honestly the planet will be fine our civilization if we don't act now and act quickly will not be fine and so let's start with the key number which is ten ten years. That is the amount of time that climate researchers say. We have to really turn things around. David wyatt decade. So in the next ten years we will have sort of made the decisions that will determine the climate for centuries if not millennia to come so if we really do want to keep global warming where it's already at around one degrees celsius or most one point five degrees celsius warming than we really have to act now and we have to act fast and that's where the ten years comes. Okay so let's get into some of the big ideas and solutions that can help us fight. Climate change and let's start with something that captures carbon dioxide and literally right beneath our feet swell soils just thin veil that covers the surface of land but it has the power to shape our planet's destiny the a six footer soul soil material that covers the surface represents the difference between life and likeness in the air system. And he can also help us. Combat climate change. If we can only stop treating it like david. I i gotta love these. Climate researchers who love puns soil researcher as morad asif wa bad. Hey tell us about her and why she likes to talk to her. Well you know. This is one of the reasons that people find. Climate change so daunting Soil sexy well. As marines is the answer because she has a certain passion for dirt as a soil bio geochemists and she has been studying it as a dirt. Detective the age of eighteen and soil is actually this really complex skin on the face of the earth that is responsible for life on land everything we do revolves through the soil and that's true for carbon as well you might recognize it from compost compost. You'll know that it creates kind of dark rich material and then spread it in your garden and suddenly you're tomatoes. Are that much better. That darkness that Is the carbon itself. And what the carbon does is allow the soil to retain moisture to retain minerals and other nutrients that the plants need to grow and as we all know when clan are growing their photo synthesizing and that means they're pulling co two out of the air and turning it into more plant and in some cases even bearing some of that co two for us back into the soil there is about three thousand billion metric tons of carbon in soil. That's roughly about three hundred and fifteen times. The amount of carbon that we'd released into the atmosphere currently and this twice more carbon in soil and the reason vegetation and think about that for a second. There's more carbon in soil than there is in all of the world's vegetation including the lush tropical rainforests and the giant sequoia if the expansive grasslands all of the cultivated systems and every kind of flora you can imagine on the face of the earth plus all the carbon that's currently up in the atmosphere combined and then twice over hence a very small change in the amount of carbon stored in soil can make a big difference in maintenance of the earth's atmosphere. Okay first of all had no idea that there was that much carbon under there that we're basically sitting on top of a carbon piggy-bank Correct me if. I'm wrong david but this is called carbon sequestration right and that is a good thing for soil. In addition to being good for the atmosphere it is a good thing. The problem is most of our. Agriculture is is designed in a way to extract that carbon. and what we've essentially done is overburdened. The earth's kind of natural carbon cycle it used to be that a certain amount of co two kind of moved between plants and the air and the land but then we came along and start digging up. All this varied carbon carbon that have been laid down by plants even millions of years ago in the form of coal and oil and when we burn that it releases this fossils co two. And that's extra to that had been locked away from the atmosphere for a very long time. And that's why we're kind of out of
The race to a zero-emission world starts now
"We are all here today because the climate countdown has begun. And we are nowhere near where we need to be. Science tells us we must lead global heating to one point five degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. We are on track facility grease at least. Billions of people are all already suffering from our failure to act. Climate Disruption due to our dated addiction to fossil fools. He's causing unprecedented wildfires more intense frequent cyclones, floods, droughts, and other weather extremes. Boksic air pollution is choking our major cities and harming our health. And bow diversity on landon season the growing pressure. No country's immune from the climate crisis. But in every country, it is the poorest and most vulnerable were hardest hit despite having lists to cause the problem. Over the past twenty, five years reach ten percent of the global population as being responsible for more than half of all carbon emissions and the poorest fifty percent were responsible for seven percent of emissions. Ranking justice sending equality of this scale is a cancer. If we don't take now. Sensory may be one of humanity's lust. The covid nineteen pandemic has laid bare the fundamental injustice inequality of our societies. Upheaval of these pandemic presents an opportunity to chart a new course when it can address every aspect of the climate crisis at on. Easterly shows that when we grab such moments we succeed. We can build a safer fairer more resilient worlds, but we need to move quickly. That is why I'm urging government. So take six climate positive actions to recover better together. Invest in Green, jobs. Not. allowed. Polluting Industries especially coal. And fossil fuel subsidies and the price on carbon. They climate risk into account in all financial and policy decisions work together in solidarity and most important leave. No one behind. These is the course of action that thousands of these city states. Regions. University isn't investors are already choosing by committing to net zero emissions by twenty fifty at the latest. Data moving to protect people and planet's momentum is building. Cities and regions with the carbon footprint greater than the United States and companies with revenues of more than eleven point four, trillion US dollars. If now committee to net zero emissions by two, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty. That's double. The number from when this initiative was launched at the Climate Action Summit in two, thousand, nine, nine. Likewise investors managing over four trillion dollars have joined the race to zero. This number also more than doubled since the initiative was first launched at the same time. But it is still necessary for governments to create the tax and regulatory frameworks that will further stimulate climate action by the private sector unions announced plans to cut its emissions at least fifty, five percent by twenty thirty and chief Clem neutrality by twenty. Fifty. And China as announced its intention to become carbon neutral before twenty sixty. And count on these and other mainly meters to present before cop twenty, six concrete plans and policies that will bring the world carbonaro throwing divide twenty-fifty. We must make sure that each country each city company bank and Interest Organization as a transition plan to reach zero net emissions. We also need to see much greater efforts to build resilience in vulnerable countries which to cause climate change, but they are the worst impacts. In the coastal Delta's the islands of the Pacific and the billion and the islands such as the efficacy trial region, we must have people of that to climate impacts as they recover from covid. Nineteen. I call on developed countries to meet their commitment to mobilize one hundred billion US dollars ear for mitigation adaptation and resilience in developing countries. We must work to create the conditions needed for a massive mobilization of funds. Also from financial institutions and private investors, we must keep building climate ambition. On the fifth anniversary of the agreement in December leaders from government business and civil society will gather online to do just that. We need to kick start the race to the Glasgow Climate Conference in Twenty Twenty. One To those who have already joined the race. I. Applaud you. But they also asked you to the Mar and much faster. You have raised your ambition and your commitment. We need you now to also raise your voices and push governments to do better. Especially, those we meet the most. To those yet to join my message is simple. We can only win the race to zero together. So I urge you. To get on boards, the countdown has begun.
Animal Migrations Track Climate Change
"Change is altering the migration routes of animals worldwide. Here's a look at new research on how to species have been affected first mule deer. Every spring in Wyoming vegetation I appears at lower altitudes before progressing up the mountainside, migrating mule deer, follow and forage on this Green Bay, but as a changing climate leads to more frequent and more severe droughts. The Greenery is not as bountiful as it used to be. For Her PhD research at the University of Wyoming Ellen Atkins tracked mule deer as they to the green wave, the green up lasted across the landscape for about half as long in drought years in comparison to wet years, and also the order of green up along these routes were less sequential, so an ascents drought compresses at reshuffles the green wave, and just makes it so that this forging bonanza that dear depend on in their spring migration is really compressed in time, and although the deer were able to keep up with the faster green wave, the nutritional value is lower leaving the animals less prepared for the challenges of the year ahead. Meanwhile in Europe. The population of swans that spend the winter in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands is declining. But when researchers looked at the data more closely, they found an increase in the wintering population of swans in Germany. It turns out that since the nineteen seventies, the swans wintering habitat has shifted an average of thirteen kilometers to the east each year. What we think is that the swans like do spent time in areas where it's five degrees Celsius, and this item has shifted in the same rate as the swans shifted eastward sets a strong indications for us that and actually move with this temperature line. Russia announced of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology. Her team also found that the swans. We're spending less time in their winter homes before flying back to the Russian. Tundra to breed. Neither the mule deer, nor the Buick Swan is endangered, but the findings have broader importance for our understanding the conservation of migratory animals because If you stop thinking of protecting certain plot of land, it's not just the current situation that is their nature is dynamic, and the species that are present now might not be present in ten years time, and not because we didn't protect, but maybe because these species are actually dynamic in ways. We need to include this resilience and the dynamics of nature into our legislation and management.
How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Environment
"Since the pandemic hit air travel in the. Us is down ninety five percent the morning rush hour. Traffic report has become a necessary. Many of you are asking what impact all this is having on the environment. So Lauren summer is with us. She covers climate change for NPR. And it's good to have you back. Lauren Hi Ari. Let's start with a question that a lot of listeners have asked this one comes from Walker in Ames Iowa the oil consumption due to know car travel and almost no air travel must be much less. Is this lack of carbon dioxide production low enough to meet the goals of the Paris accord is more than enough just to remind listeners? The goals of the Paris accord that was to keep global temperatures from going up two degrees Celsius with an aim of less than one point five degrees Celsius What's the impact of this slowdown of the global economy? Lorne yes so as you might expect. It is having effect on global carbon emissions largely because demand for oil and coal has really fallen. And this is all over not just a US right. I mean so. Scientists are starting to put out studies projecting. What would this look like by the end of the year? If activity continues you know we all stay locked down a little bit and they're coming up with maybe an eight percent drop in carbon emissions For this year now okay. That would actually be unprecedented. I know it sounds like a small number. That's bigger than the drops during the last recession or World War Two But here's the thing that is about the level scientists save. The world needs to be cutting emissions every year until twenty thirty to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. That's you know that one point five degrees Celsius that you mentioned and I think scientists are also pointing out you know shutting down. The economy is not the way to kind of reach. Those long-term emission cuts right right. These bigger and missions changes like switch to renewable energy. Okay we got a lot of questions. Also about some of the short-term environmental impacts of the pandemic. This one comes from Lois in Raleigh North Carolina. This is the most beautiful spring filled with crystal clear low humidity days here in. North Carolina is having fewer cars on the road or the factories closed affect the weather brought about the global shut down factories. Might that be affecting the weather here. I've heard a lot of people wondering about this actually clearer. It is yes in a lot of cities it's gotten cleaner you know. People are driving less in some cities. I mean car. Traffic is down. Forty fifty percents. Planes are not flying either. So that's actually helped improve local air quality But it is very important to say. The weather plays a huge role in your local air pollution. So if it rains you know it clears the air and the spring typically is not like the summer. It's not our worst season for air pollution. Other places actually though haven't really seen much of a drop because there are things like factories and refineries that are still emitting and you know trucks are still on the roads. Goods are still being delivered to stores. Right I understand you've been talking with some scientists who are studying the effect of having so few cars on the road and the well. What are they trying to understand? Exactly yeah I mean. This is a particular interest in cities that have really problematic air and in those cities you know. They have to try to figure out. What can we change to improve air quality? I mean this is actually kind of just a real world test of that one. Scientists told me that you know this would be like if in Los Angeles for example. A third of the cars on the road were switched to all electric cars. Don't burn gasoline. They get electricity and in California. A lot of that comes from solar and renewable. So it's cleaner. We have one listener. Who wants to know whether this pandemic environmental damage? Here's Valerie in Arizona. We hear a lot about the air pollution being reduced but not much about the increase fiction styrofoam especially in food service. What about the possible? Negative effects on the environment from Corona virus. That's a good point. All these restaurants that have switched to delivery or takeout. That's a lot of plastic. Yeah I think people are seeing a lot more containers. People are also seeing masks and plastic gloves kind of thrown on the grounds. I think the pandemic is affecting our efforts to reduce plastic waste For Example California. Just put a sixty day pause on its plastic bag ban and that's out of concern for frontline workers right. They're the ones that are handling people's reusable grocery bags when they bring them into the store. Starbucks also is is not refilling those reusable coffee mugs for that same reason. It's about reducing exposure and are groups. You know they've been largely supportive of these temporary measures because people's lives are on the line but I think they're keeping a close eye to make sure that these are actually temporary measures. Right and these larger initiatives to reduce plastic waste kind of comeback at some point if you have a question for NPR's Lawrence Somerset to us at NPR dot org slash national conversation or on twitter use the HASHTAG NPR conversation and our next listener question comes from Laura Intel Keaton Alaska. What effect is this virus having on? Wildlife? I'm thinking of the fact that there's less people out and about and that means there's more room for wildlife I've seen some photos of a Lotta ducks resting in a parking lot while bores and sheep walking down the street. There's a lot of this on social media. Is it just that were home more? So we see the animals more or the animals actually coming out in places that they didn't ordinarily yeah. I mean that's hard to tell right. A lot of us are kind of just looking out the window. Maybe seeing things we didn't see before but some of it is a hoax. Right on social media you know. Maybe you saw those dolphins that were. They weren't actually there. Yeah I'm sorry about that but this they're actually real effects. Scientists are trying to study. You know I spoke to one wildlife rescue center in California. That said you know right now. It's seal and sea lion pumping season. You know every year some pups are concerned because of human interference like people or maybe dogs getting too close and so they're kind of that this year they merely a reprieve for them because some beaches are closed Another really good example is Wales. There's just less shipping traffic right now. And so. The oceans are less and wheels are very sensitive to sound. It's actually Something scientists after nine eleven because there was also a drop in shipping traffic and scientists could actually measure that stress hormones in right. Whales went down during that time period. Interesting we got a question about what's happening to environmental regulations during the pandemic Mike in Portland writes to the EPA suspended environmental rules so companies. Don't have to follow them any longer. Lauren Bizarre Policy Change while everyone was focused on the disease. Yeah in in March the EPA announced that it would not be finding companies if they failed to report their pollution data during the pandemic so an example of this might be that a refinery is reporting. It's air emissions to make sure that they're complying with Federal Clean Air Laws. The agency said that this needed to happen. Because the pandemic is making it harder for staff to collect the safety data and and do social distancing at the same time environmental groups really push back quite strongly. They felt this was too broad. It sent a message to industries. That maybe they would have the freedom to break environmental laws if no one was really checking during this time period just on our final moments so many of the changes were talking about depend on social distancing when the economy returns to something like normal are the gains. We've seen going to be reversed right so we all are starting to get back in our cars and fly. Go back to work industries ramping. Up You expect these of short-term Games are going to go away. I think there's some hope that the behavioral change though like maybe we'll all work from home it's possible. Npr Science correspondent Lawrence Summer. Thanks for answering these questions tonight. Thanks
How a drop in oil prices today could fuel tomorrow's energy transition
"Oil prices take a roller coaster. Ride I'm NPR. Chief meteorologist Paul Hotter here with climate. Castor oil prices fell below zero this week as much of the world shelters in place but the pandemic may also feel a six percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions. This year that's the biggest drop emissions since World War Two. So what does it mean for greenhouse gas emissions and energy as we rebuild the global economy marketplace correspondent Scott? Tong focuses on climate and Energy Scott. Welcome to climate cast. Paul needs to be with you so oil prices dipped into negative territory this week and then they spiked again. Put this into perspective. What's going on with the oil market so demand for the world's oil which until now had been kind of steady by one hundred million barrels of oil every day worldwide. That's fallen by thirty percent and now markets are Kinda flipping out trying to adjust to this whatever you call it. This pandemic normal were in now. Scott the lack of oil demand is also translating into a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions the world meteorological organization now predicts a greenhouse gas emissions will be down about six percent this year and the UN estimates global emissions must fall by around seven and a half percent every year from now until twenty thirty to stay within that one point five degrees Celsius goal on global temperature rise. How can we keep some of these emissions cuts and get the economy working again? I think there are opportunities in. There are also some challenges here. We've lost one in twenty million jobs you know. That's about one. Out of eight of us in the workforce so something has to change but the opportunity is to lock in some telecommute. You know we've learned that a lot of us can do most of our jobs Without having to commute to work there also might be an opportunity as far as our use of oil in the market right now. A lot of oil companies are in tough shape and so they're not investing in finding more oil. So what happens down? The road is if they don't find as much in demand comes back then. The kind of won't be enough in prices are GONNA go up. Then that makes it more affordable to find cheaper greener option. Say to buy electric vehicles and that kind of thing. I understand that if you shut off a well it's not easy to bring back on. Can that push markets in a cleaner greener direction right now in the oilfields of West Texas? They don't make money at the price where it is now. And so those wells are shutting down and a lot of other places that's happening to and for the older oil wells right. They need pressure from underground bringing oil. Backup and if you turn it off. In some cases it doesn't turn back on if oil. Some of that oil has to stay in the ground. Then we kind of have a scenario like Europe right where we're gasoline is just expensive by policy and in places where gasoline at tends to be more expensive greener options become much more affordable and we've seen renewable energy jobs booming. We know that climate solutions can produce jobs. Of course now. We see the oil sector jobs in kind of a bus cycle. So are we likely to see more job shocks and transitions going forward? As our energy balance changes we've seen a lot of oil jobs disappear already. I've done some reporting long distance reporting talking folks in the Permian Basin in West Texas where there had been a lot of energy jobs in those drying up pretty quickly so there are going to be winners and losers in every kind of transition for sure. The job search going to migrate to the industry's tomorrow. Marketplace correspondent Scott Tong. Thanks for sharing your perspective on climate cast today. Of Course Ball. Nice to be with you. That's climate cast. I'm NPR chief meteorologist Paul.
Coronavirus: China reports 121 new deaths
"China reported another one hundred twenty one deaths from corona virus that country's death toll going on fourteen hundred the number of people confined to the diamond princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama Japan who've tested positive for the disease increased their up to sixty eleven of them Americans Utah's Kerry menace Khalkhal talk with ABC news they gave us miner's is to take our temperatures throughout the day and the day because it is about thirty seven point five degrees Celsius in or to report a fifteenth coronavirus case has been confirmed in Texas in individual already in quarantine of a military
2019 Was The 2nd-Hottest Year On Record
"Last year was the second hottest ever recorded. It's the latest scientific confirmation that the planet is getting steadily hotter and NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports. This fact is is more and more obvious to humans going about their daily lives. Twenty nineteen was the second hottest year on record. According to the latest data released by the National Oceanic and atmospheric ear could ministration and NASA records. Go back more than a century so twenty nineteen is the second hottest twenty sixteen was the hottest and the third hottest artist was two thousand. Fifteen Gavin Schmidt is the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The fact is is Wilmington. Every year we add one extra. The data points to this cross. The main thing here is is not really the ranking but is the consistency of the long term trends that we're seeing. The long term trend goes back decades AIDS. The two thousand ten were the hottest decade ever before that the two thousands had that title and so on the earth getting steadily hotter every decade. Today the planet is about one degree Celsius warmer than it was in the Mid Twentieth Century. Twenty eighteen report. By the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on climate change warned that warming of one point five degrees Celsius would be catastrophic for millions of people the warming up until now cincinnati seventeen has been quite close Oceania kind of extrapolate. That Ford knew would imagine that we would cost one point five in around twenty thirty five but of course that depends on what we do with emissions human emissions of greenhouse gases are the overwhelming driver of global warming and right now global emissions are rising the US has omitted the most total co two. Who of any country? The data released today also illustrate how different regions are being affected. The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet. Hot Hot Ocean. Water helped power dangerous. Cyclones in disrupted fisheries in the continental. US rain patterns are changing. D.C Aren't works on. Forecasting Noah Noah he says hotter temperatures are making droughts more severe. A warmer atmosphere is a thirstier atmosphere sucking up moisture and dumping rain all at once. It's or seeing the largest event getting larger that means more flood risk for example in two thousand nineteen big rainfall events drove record breaking floods along the Mississippi tippy river and its tributaries and as the Earth keeps getting hotter. All of these trends will keep getting more pronounced. Rebecca Hersher N._p._R.
Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal
"Moment changes spurred a worldwide movement with protesters warning it's an existential threat to the world as we know it but while the final declaration from Madrid spoke of an urgent need to address it the meeting failed to produce increased pledges to cut greenhouse gases next year top twenty five president Carol Inish meant regretfully after all the hard work that you have all done we couldn't get on to an agreement the twenty fifteen Paris climate accord established the common goal of avoiding a global temperature rise of more than one point five degrees Celsius by the end of the century the world is currently on track for three to four degree rice on Ben Thomas
Chill Out in the Icing Research Tunnel
"Bundled up against the bitter cold. Researchers in this wind tunnel are making ice. Oh well the cold never bothered them. Anyway this is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. Olaf could spend any summer day in one of the busiest wind tunnels finals at NASA. The icing research tunnel at NASA. Glenn the Iot is the oldest operating icing tunnel in the world. Temperatures as low as negative negative twenty five degrees Celsius year round are used to create icing conditions inside the tunnel that would be faced by planes on the ground or in the air supercooled super cool water droplets form icing cloud that coats the large scale models or even full size planes within with the help of complex equipment scientists into scattered data about the temperature distribution over the objects. NASA uses that data as part of ongoing research to develop effective DE ICING AND ANTI ANTI ICING techniques. Use to protect both military and commercial aircraft. Today so the next time. You're playing being de iced. On the runway you can thank the scientists who come home from work each day frozen
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level in at least 3 Million Years
"In our science fact of the day this just in according to the world meteorological association no you know flaming left wing think tank the a this is the W. ammo the literally the world meteorological association atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide CO two are now at the highest ever in three million years now that is longer than human history human history only goes back a couple hundred thousand years so atmosphere CO two levels right now are higher than when Lucy was around right the the pre human and a higher than when Lucy's ancestors were around getting Lucy was only about a million or so ago all of which means that our children and grandchildren can expect temperatures to continue to rise more extreme weather more sea level rise more destruction to marine life more destruction of land based ecosystems more death of insects and and stuff at the bottom of the food chain which then echoes up so that the birds die and and we're saying this right now you know sixty seventy percent of certain kinds of birds particularly the insect insectivorous birds drawn from our planet we're looking at at at an insect apocalypse right now and and this is just the very beginning we have not yet even hit one point five degrees Celsius increase in temperature over the bass line and the pre industrial base line I mean we're just about there but we haven't quite hit it and the bottom line what what all these climate scientists are saying is is that we have to stop it right there I can't go any farther and yet what is the industry doing right now and and in on the right wing media that is that is supportive of industry while they're making fun of the stuff I mean Michael Mann for example the the the scientist he's been a guest on this program many times as a brilliant easy university of Pennsylvania sciences he's the guy who invented the cop the hockey stick conception of the SCO to going up that Al Gore popularized bed professor of cleans climate science or atmospheric science or whatever it is add to Penn state university one of probably a top five climate scientists in the world Michael Mann me was made fun of by the competitive interest enterprise institute in their blog ran Samberg wrote that well first of all they they attacked Michael Mann they said that his science was nonsense and and that is so Penn state did an investigation because there was all this ball Rollin publicity Penn state did an investigation what they found was that he was totally stand up everything he said was true and the way he said it was fine and though he published it was in compliance with scientific rigorous scientific standards reviews stuff so the compatible devices that is one of these right wing think tanks in quotes it really just a propaganda show operation for industry guy name brand Sandburg wrote that Penn state had quote covered up one two in by Michael Mann and characterize man as quote the Jerry Sandusky of climate science because he had quote molested and tortured data in service of politicized science and then not a blog posted by hosted by the National Review online the national reviews the magazine that William F. Buckley started back in the day when he was alive the saying that the you know the National Review is supporting segregation not just in South Africa but in the United States as well apartheid the National Review still around even though he is gone and they said in the end they oppose this was mark staying he said the man was behind the fraudulent climate change study in the investigation clearing him was a cover up basically and so Michael Landon Jr mattered factions from from the competitive enterprise institute see I am from National Review and instead they naturally you published an op ed by rich Lowry their editor titled get lost well so Matt Michael Mann suit and they just tried to get the lawsuit dismissed and here's the headline this is in the Washington post's Robert Barnes a climate scientists may pursue his definition lawsuit against a magazine in a Washington think tank after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene at this stage of the litigation Sam Alito dissented Sam Mr craze right wing dissented but the the Supreme Court said not spread go ahead and so on it's absolutely amazing I mean this is this is so so here we are we've got more CO two in the atmosphere than at any time in the history of the human race or even the pre human race day in other holidays mmhm more and more CO two in the air our course it takes sometimes as much as a century to that for the CO two in a holding heat and to accumulate to the point where you really start seeing the effects we're already starting to and you've got industry trying to pretend that there's not and there's nothing to see here and making fun of it ridicule and the folks and I've got real scientists were starting to fight back and say no this is real stuff and then the world meteorological organization just comes out and says CO two levels higher than they've ever been
Spain to host U.N. climate talks in place of Chile.
"Coming up on five minute X.'s claims Elizabeth Warren US looking at New Isis leader It's Friday November. One I'm Anthony reposed at twenty point five trillion dollar Medicare for all plan leaping healthcare overhaul the long-awaited plan would save American households the wealthy to help finance the new system Warren's plan also calls for S. healthcare is a human right and we need to system that reflects our values is one of Eighteen Democrats vying for the party's nomination to take on republican president in the early front runner Medicare for all would replace private health insurance a similar out of pocket Carts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questioned in the US raid last month killed its former leader Abu back-row Baghdadi the US needs to have to confront the threat he said Islamic state in an audiotape vengeance against the United States the group also known as Isis said I believe the ultra hotline group and declared himself Caliph of all Muslims US led coalition forces including Iraqis and Syrian cards through the United Nations said today a last minute switch that has raised big logistical looks known formerly as Cop Twenty five will be held from the second the thirteenth place Chile's government announced it was withdrawing his host of both the December climate left at least eighteen people dead Madrid Mayor Jose Luis Martinez Yeah prepared to welcome it's twenty five thousand attendees he wrote on twitter ages to keep global temperatures from rising more than one point five degrees Celsius you for the summit had stranded on the wrong side of the Atlantic it turns on sport I would be so grateful she wrote news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skill follow US on twitter at list verified and truthful