Guest contribution by Eric Worrall
Following his warnings about the “last chance” in 2015, 2015 and 2020, Michael Mann wants us to understand that COP26 really is our last chance to tackle the climate crisis.
Climate researchers around the world are warning of the global risk of heat
The landmark IPCC report will be the most comprehensive assessment yet as governments prepare for the crucial UN talks in November
Fiona Harvey environmental correspondent
Mon 09.08.2021 03.00 AEST
The fires, floods, and extreme weather events around the world over the past few months are just a taste of what to expect if global warming takes hold, scientists say as the world’s leading authority on climate change prepares, before an imminent one and warn of serious threat to climate change the global climate system.
Michael Mann, respected professor of atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University, said this is the last IPCC assessment that can make a real difference politically before we go above 1.5 ° C and the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.
“Climate change is now leading to increased weather extremes like the one we saw this summer – droughts, heat waves, forest fires, floods, super storms,” he said. “The effects of climate change are no longer subtle. We see them play out in real time in the form of these unprecedented extreme weather disasters. “
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/08/worlds-climate-scientists-to-issue-stark-warning-over-global-heating-threat
This is a continuation of Michael Mann’s last Chance Warning in 2015;
klimaretter.info: Professor Mann, a new climate agreement is to be concluded in Paris in December. Isn’t it already too late for that? Is it still physically possible to limit global warming to a maximum of two degrees Celsius?
Michael Mann: Yes of course! Admittedly, Paris is probably the last chance to initiate the necessary emission reductions – if we had started 15 years ago, the necessary change in the energy system could have been more gentle. The earth has warmed up by around one degree since the beginning of industrialization, another half a degree is already safe. So it is clear that there is little room for maneuver.
Read more: http://www.klimaretter.info/forschung/ Background/19986-qparis-ist-die-wahrlik-letzt-chanceq
Mann’s warning of the 2016 election;
“This will be a crucial presidency in terms of our ability to avert a climate catastrophe,” said Michael Mann, professor of meteorology and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, whose “hockey stick” graphic warned of soaring emissions and temperatures .
Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2015/08/14/the-2016-election-is-critical-for-stopping-climate-change
I wonder if man will issue the COP27’s final climate warning? He seems to be enjoying it.