It begins with, “For last few decades the threat of Climate Change has been heavily reported. The scientific CONSENSUS is now clear.
“We’ve seen a shift from ‘why is this happening’ to ‘when will the worst happen’ and now to ‘how exactly will this happen.'”
“We know massive, catastrophic changes are just around the corner and the scientific community has shifted its attention from WHETHER humans are responsible for climate change….to what kind of disasters to expect.”
They go on to say “There will be climate deniers in the comments. There always are, but these people are a very vocal minority. There is no longer any doubt that human activity has drastically affected the rate of climate change. And we have mountains of peer reviewed evidence to prove it. If you’re one of the the people who thinks Climate Change is a hoax, just consider who benefits from this lie: 1) Fossil fuel advocates, 2) special interest groups and members of US industries and governments that are heavily dependent on the fossil fuel industry for donations. They are selling your future and your children’s future for a quick buck. LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE. DO YOUR RESEARCH. This shouldn’t be controversial. “
It goes on to explain that the IPCC was founded as part of an intergovernmental arm of the UN in 1988. It says that “it does not publish Climate Change reports but reviews them and assesses them from thousands of groups and scientists worldwide. These scientists contribute to the body of work on a voluntary basis, meaning none of them receive money from any outside special interest group.”
“Once the IPCC has its report published, the document subjected a line-by-line approval by delagates from each participating government – usually is reviewed by a delagates from more than 120 countries. The IPCC is the internationally accepted authority on Climate Change and its reports have the agreement of leading scientists and each participating government. So, in short, when the IPCC issues its report on climate Change, the world knows it’s the real deal. The 2018 Report is called: SR15 but is long, so use the Summary for Policy Makers (30 pages).”
It states that we have 12 years to drastically change the course of our future. The race now is to keep change at less than 1 degree. Then, there’s a lot of talk about imagining what areas will do when……. sea levels rise, etc.
SR15 has hard numbers. The disparity between 1 and 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees movement is awful…….lots of examples. Nothing left of coral reefs, etc. No fishing left, etc. Other negative effects.
“Populations that will suffer most will be poorer and less developed countries, and those in fragile ecosystems like coastal and agricultural areas. We can expect increases in VECTOR BORN ILLNESSES such as malaria, and an expansion of their geographical range, ozone depletion and a drastic heat related mortality, HUGE REDUCTIONS IN CROP YIELDS, including maze, rice, wheat and other cereal crops as well as a REDUCTION IN NUTRITIONAL QUALITY, drought and flooding and other extreme weather, AND A STAGNATION OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO NAME A FEW.”
“This is all very scary stuff – and it should be. We’ve managed to ignore the science for decades and now it’s time to pay the price. Thankfully, humans are good at adapting and solving problems – especially if they are problems we CREATED OURSELVES.”
“We should do something to mitigate any further risk. “The report lists a number of adaptation options for the regions who should expect the serious challenges the soonest, including coastal defenses, sustainable aquaculture, and ecosystem restoration. But the truth of the matter is that we are largely at the mercy of world governments. Sure, we can stop eating meat, drive electric cars and use less water at home but even if every single individual did their part, it’s still only a tiny step n the right direction. JUST 100 COMPANIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR 71% OF THE ENTIRE WORLD’S CARBON EMISSIONS. AND JUST 25 ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HALF. AS LONG AS THOSE COMPANIES ARE ALLOWED TO KEEP DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING, WE’RE SCREWED. END OF STORY. We could be optomistic and say that now w=that we have the report, governments will implement these restrictions. Maybe from some countries, but if we’ve learned anything from the U.S in the last 2 years, it’s that enough people in positions of power either don’t believe in science or don’t care about the future of their nation and the world, that we’ve gone in the opposite direction. Legislation designed to protect the environment has been rolled back or repealed entirely, and individuals in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry are at the reins of the very groups that could enact positive change and stop this downward spiral. But say by some miracle the world that we’re going to meet the challenge to keep temperature rise below 2 degrees celsius, what would that require:
In short, the single most monumental shift in ENERGY, PUBLIC POLICY AND PERSONAL LIFESTYLE AND CONSUMPTION HABITS IN HISTORY, we would need to transition to 100% renewable energy. STOP USING FOSSIL FUELS FOR TRANSPORTATION. THE MEANS STOPPING PRODUCTION OF GASOLINE POWERED CARS, SHIPS, TRAINS AND AIRPLANES, STOP CUTTING DOWN TREES AND START CUTTING THEM BY THE THOUSANDS, STOP FACTORY FARMING AND AT LEAST DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE WORLD’S MEAT INTAKE, AND HOPEFULLY TRANSITION TO LAB GROWN MEATS OR OTHER ALTERNATIVES. ”
“IF THIS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE OR UNLIKELY, IT’S BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE IT ON THIS sCALE BEFORE. BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE. ANY OF THESE THINGS ON THEIR OWN IS A GOOD THING BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT CAN BE PUT OFF FOR ANOTHER DECADE OR EVEN ANOTHER YEAR.”
The video ends by saying we need to elect “green” representative, and educate our friends and others.