"By keeping temperatures below 1.5˚C, climate-related risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth will be reduced".
The scientific report confirms the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground to achieve 1.5ºC and demonstrates that it is feasible, if the world takes urgent action.
UNDP Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Specialist Jenty Kirsch-Wood said there is at least US$10 billion of Foreign Direct Investment available to support Việt Nam's transition to cleaner energy and energy saving if current barriers blocking such investment are lifted. "And a lot of these changes that we've seen are consistent with what this report is saying is likely, and what the global models are saying is likely to occur".
Basically, at that level of warming - as measured as the Earth's average temperature compared with pre-industrial levels - up to 90% of tropical coral reefs could die, Arctic warming could cause multiple feet of sea level rise and yields of key crops would drop.
According to the scientists who authored the report, the impact on such a scale as predicted could come with as high as a $54 trillion price tag.
"We don't need to consume as much as we have in the world", she said. "So, even for regions or components of the climate system for which the difference between 1.5° and 2° doesn't represent a big threshold or tipping point, the impacts of climate change get considerably bigger".
Together with the ratification of the ParisClimate Change Agreement, Vietnam has issued a plan for the implementation of the document, with a focus on implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), Thanh said.
"Atoll communities will suffer as sea levels rise, but there will be hope that the ocean will stabilise".
Ramanathan said the report also takes solid research, such as his finding that 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming could be reached by 2030 to 2035, and downplays it in favor of being overly cautious. At 1.5℃ of global warming, Namibia and Botswana can expect roughly 20 more days of heat stress exposure in a year.
Canberra also insists it is on target to meet its commitments under the Paris agreement, which attempts to unite every nation under a single accord to tackle climate change for the first time ever. The near impossible time lines like: the world needs to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 from the 2010 levels and reach net-zero emissions by 2050, virtually all of the coal plants and gasoline-burning vehicles on the planet would need to be quickly replaced with zero-carbon alternatives in next two decades at the latest are shattering.
Under President Donald Trump, the US has rapidly moved to eliminate policies aimed at reducing the nation's carbon footprint ― even as other top emitters of carbon dioxide like China have taken steps to curb emissions. That makes the company the fourth major U.S. coal supplier to file for bankruptcy in recent years due to the significant decline in coal use. We want to have developed, tested and be practicing the shovel-ready solutions that others will look for when they are also ready to act.
Today, Microsoft let the world know about yet another piece of their online gaming puzzle - Project xCloud . Before the public test next year, Microsoft is now testing Project xCloud on phones and tablets internally.
The Mercedes cars have clearly made a step forward in the last couple of races, while Ferrari seemed to have lost their edge. If we can grasp pole tomorrow, that is great, but if not we need to be there just right behind".
Gareth Southgate says the "big call" to select Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho aligns with England's current philosophy. Sancho who is still 18 years old, joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in August 2017.
Storm surge could reach a monstrous 12 feet in some areas - enough to "easily go over the roofs of some houses", he said. Michael has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it continues to move toward the Gulf Coast of the United States.
Other nominees are Pernille Harder, Lindsey Horan, Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr, Lieke Martens, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair. De Bruyne was nominated for helping his club win the Premier League and his country reach the World Cup semi-finals.
Musk's Tweets caused his company's stock price to jump more than 6 percent, leading to market disruption, the SEC said. The judge gave Tesla and the SEC one week to submit a joint letter explaining the settlement in further detail.
Saudi Arabia to allow Turkey to search consulate for Jamal Khashoggi; State Department correspondent Rich Edson reports. Last year, Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia in fear of retribution, and he's been living in self-imposed exile in the U.S.
Pompeo and Kim met privately in Pyongyang for two hours and then at a 90-minute luncheon hosted by the North Korean leader. Pompeo will also visit Beijing on Monday as he concludes his four-nation visit to the region.
South Korean national Kim Jong Yang has been appointed acting president ahead of a new leadership election in November. Meng had lived with his wife and two children in France since being elected Interpol president in 2016.
Justice Stanley Matthews was confirmed to the high court with a slimmer margin than Kavanaugh's in 1881, when the vote was 24-23. There were loud protests, both in Washington and in other cities across the United States as the vote went ahead.
Michael now a major hurricane headed for Florida Panhandle
Forecasters say Michael is continuing to strengthen as it moves over the eastern Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday night. Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 3 major hurricane as of the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m.
Unemployment lowest in U.S. since 1969
The unemployment rate is forecast falling one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent, an 18-year low first hit in May. Applications fell to 202,000 during the week ended September 15, which was the lowest level since November 1969.