What are the IPCC report’s most important overall messages in your view? At the most basic level, the facts about climate change have been clear for a long time, with the evidence just continuing to grow. As a result of human activities, the planet is changing at a rate unprecedented for at least thousands of years. These changes are affecting every area of the planet. Line chart showing influence over time of different sources of warming. Only human-caused emissions are on the same trajectory as the actual temperature rise. Humans produce large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, primarily through fossil fuel burning, agriculture, deforestation and decomposing waste. IPCC Sixth Assessment Report While some of the changes will be irreversible for millennia, some can be slowed and others reversed through strong, rapid and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. But time is running out to meet the ambitious goal laid out in the 2015 international Paris Agreement to limit warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels (2 C equals 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Doing so requires getting global carbon dioxide emissions on a downward course that reaches net zero
Source: IPCC: Ocean has risen more than in any century in at least 3,000 years, and in worst case could rise 7 feet in next 80 Years
Earth has warmed 1.09℃ since pre-industrial times and many changes such as sea-level rise and glacier melt are now virtually irreversible, according to the most sobering report yet by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Source:This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future. Here’s what you need to know
IPCC says Earth will reach temperature rise of about 1.5℃ in around a decade. But limiting any global warming is what matters most
On Monday, an extremely important report on the physical science of climate change will be released to the world. Produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the report will give world leaders the most up-to-date information about climate change to inform their policies. It is an enormous undertaking, and has been a long time coming.
Source: Monday’s IPCC report is a really big deal for climate change. So what is it? And why should we trust it?
Since when is assisting Aiding and Abetting not a crime? “This morning Republicans were on CNN, Mark Meadows making the bizarre argument that just telling someone to commit a crime isn’t in and of itself criminal.”. It’s what they want Julian Assange extradited for (ODT)
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Charging for doing what you do not do is dishonest.
Giving advice that does not serve the client’s interests but profits the adviser is equally dishonest.
No matter whether the motive is called ‘greed’, ‘avarice’ or ‘pursuit of profit’, the conduct ignores basic standards of honesty.
Its prevalence and persistence require consideration of the issues of culture, regulation and structure.
via Banking royal commission’s scathing assessment of industry with more than just ‘a few bad apples’ – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Heads don’t roll when Corporations committ offences not so with Indigenous Australia (ODT)
The report shows it takes institutions an average 2145 days – or almost six years – between the first breach and the first compensation payment to be paid to customers.
“It is a ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, spend no money on doing the right thing’ culture.”
via Six years for refunds, that’s how low we are on banks’ priority list
A Canberra public servant sacked for expressing her views on asylum seeker policy, has won her case for compensation after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia found she was unlawfully dismissed.
In September 2013, Michaela Banerji was fired from the Federal Department of Immigration after it was revealed she had been using the anonymous Twitter name @LaLegale to criticise the then-government, the minister and department policies — particularly over the handling of refugees.
In one tweet Ms Banerji wrote:
“Think of the deaths we are responsible for in Iraq! Think of the refugees we have created by our invasion of Iraq!”
via Canberra public servant’s sacking over asylum seeker policy tweets found to be ‘unlawful’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Ben Anderson of VICE gives a chilling report on Da’esh: the events that led to their rise and the situation as of today.
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