It is Time to Act: 2 Degrees is the Limit
This is your moment as a global citizen and leader to raise your voice to head off disastrous climate change. By clicking here you can add your name with many of the world’s leading scientists and climate experts to an urgent message to world leaders.
We’ve just about run out of time to keep the rise of global temperature below 2°C (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Even 2°C is enough to create chaos in many parts of the world: higher sea levels, more floods, droughts, ocean acidification, heat waves, and extreme storms. The world promised to act in 2010, but instead emissions have kept on rising. We are running out of time to stay within 2°C. Yet, we can still succeed if all major economies of the world begin to take strong and consistent actions to decarbonize their national energy systems and reduce emissions from land-use change.
Please join this urgent message for delivery at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014, and please share this message widely with your own networks of friends, colleagues, students, and other associates so that they too add their names to this urgent appeal.
Deep Decarbonization Pathway Report Launched
Credit: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
On July 8, 2014, the Deep Decarbonization Pathway Projectpresented its interim 2014 report to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York. “The report we are launching today shows how we can achieve deep decarbonization. Change is in the air. Solutions exist. The race is on, and it’s time to lead,” said the Secretary General (full statement availablehere).
The report has been produced cooperatively by leading research institutes in 15 countries to outline national pathways for staying within 2°C. You can download the full report hereand the executive summary here. We welcome your comments on this interim report, which can be submitted to[email protected].
The report has been covered in The New York Times, The Guardian, MSNBC, and many other outlets.