UN: Cut Carbon Fast By 2020 says a new UNEP report, notes Oliver Milman at the UK Guardian. Carbon emissions, that is, greenhouse gases such as methane (natural gas) and carbon dioxide, must be cut significantly worldwide soon by major polluters to avoid greater climate costs and risks. The chance to keep the global temperature increase below 2C will “swiftly diminish” unless the world takes immediate action to escalate cuts in carbon. Even current national targets are not adequate. Imagine more super typhoons like the one that just devastated the Philippines…
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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Credit the Washington Post, wonkblog. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/05/how-the-world-is-failing-at-its-climate-goals-in-one-giant-chart/