Latest U.N. Climate Report Paints Unpleasant Picture Of Future, But Also Offers Hope

Latest U.N. Climate Report Paints Unpleasant Picture Of Future, But Also Offers Hope


So obviously yesterday was a fairly big news
day to say the least. But what also happened yesterday on Wednesday
was that we got the special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate. The SROCC from the United nations telling
us, warning us, yet again that we’re in deep trouble if we don’t do something about the
changing climate and rising sea levels. Now let’s start with the very bad and the
very scary with this report. They’re telling us that sea level rise of
29 to 59 centimeters at this point because of years of inaction, decades of inaction,
29 to 59 centimeters is unavoidable absolutely unavoidable, but silver lining, if we take
action, that would be where it stops. You know, maybe we just hit right at that
29 centimeter Mark, which is going to cause some damage. It is going to uh, you know, be bad. But 29 is better than 59 and 59 is still better
than a hundred. So we have to take action now. We have to do something. The very worst effects of climate change can
be mitigated. They can be prevented. And that’s what we have to get through our
heads. We can’t look at this through the lens of
gloom and doom and Oh my God, we’ve screwed the planet. And we’re, we’re F’ed as a, as a species,
we’re not, we’re innovative. We’re creative and we’re headstrong and stubborn. And the stubbornness is our biggest weakness
right now because this new report from the UN, which by the way had more than 100 experts
from 36 different countries reviewing more than 7,000 different studies on the issues. It tells us that we’re all probably going
to have to make some changes in our lives in order to hit the goals, to avoid the bad
things. That’s another bad part of the thing is that
yeah, it does say, listen, all of us, not just every American, not just every ah Chinese
person, not just everybody over in India, every single person from every single place
and every single inch of the globe. We all got to do something. We all got to be involved, right? We can’t just sit back and say, well, our
government’s not doing anything. So I guess I have no responsibility to do
anything. Oh well there’s only a hundred companies that
are responsible for 71% of global emissions. So, so they’re the biggest problem and they
are the biggest problem folks. Let’s not kid ourselves about that. They are, that’s obvious that’s in the data. But this report says we’re all going to have
to do something and yet it does start with a, with the corporations, it does start with
the governments, but that could be us making the decision to buy a more fuel efficient
vehicle. You know, those kinds of things. Buying a hybrid vehicle or buying an all electric
vehicle, you know, cutting out meat two or three nights a week. Something as simple as that. Those are the kinds of small sacrifices that
most people are able to make. Maybe not with the car thing, because I know
people are struggling and you’re not necessarily able to go buy a new car. I’m certainly not. But cutting out meat a couple times a week. Yeah, that’s doable. Why not? Let’s do it. Let’s do what we can to help you know, making
sure that we are recycling, making sure that we’re being as green as possible. Those little steps add up. You’re not just one person doing it. You’re one of billions that would be doing
it. But yes, obviously we cannot address the problem
at all and less. We hold these companies accountable, and unless
our governments get rid of the people who say that climate change isn’t real, but that’s
where the hope in this story lies. That’s where the hope and the entire climate
change story itself lies. The scientists are there. They’re telling us, they’re warning us. We have the information. They’re not hiding the data. They’re giving it to us as a weapon. Use this, use this data, and get rid of the
people who say, the data’s not real, and put people in who accept that this data is real
and let’s fix this before the worst effects start rolling up into our country.

31 Comments

  • lilli harlow 61 says:

    the climate change issue will affect us all. the environment does not care how much money someone has, everyone is doomed if we do not act now. it's the greedy that is keeping us from making a real impact.

  • Dallas Boring News says:

    I like d12's album cover better

  • Adam Briceland says:

    If Americans go out in the streets and protest this you know the cops and military will slaughter us on the streets. You are lying to yourself if you think they are not on trumps side.

  • ᗰᗩᗪ ᗷᒪᗩᑕK-TITᗩᑎ says:

    Bernie/Warren 2020

    Tulsi
    Yang
    Biden
    Harris
    All anti Medicare 4 all

  • OrionPax09 says:

    Now if only we could convince everyone just how critical climate change. There are far too many people content to write it off as a hoax or that it's not manmade or that there's nothing we can do about it. All because it makes it easier to bury their heads in the sand and keep doing what they're doing. Especially those who profit off of the destruction of the planet.

  • ᗰᗩᗪ ᗷᒪᗩᑕK-TITᗩᑎ says:

    Conservatives keep comparing Greta
    To these Future low lifes like Sophie and the MAGA Brats

  • Goodnews Bear says:

    Are you kidding. BULLSHIT SUPPORTERS fall for the one world ordered government. UR AN IDIOT. UR A PIECE OF SHIT.

  • Ed Hoffman says:

    President Obama- Mr. Green President just spent $15 million on beach property on the ocean. Hmmmm what does that mean ?

  • Shanna Sweger says:

    2:02, I thought Farron was going to say, " it tells us we are all probably going to die" 🤣

  • omega omega says:

    RECYCLING
    PLANT NEW TREES
    PROTECT FORESTS
    FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLES
    GOING VEGAN
    SUPPORT COMPANIES THAT USE CLEAN ENERGY
    ELECTRIC CARS
    SOLAR , WIND,GEOTHERMAL POWER, HYDROELECTRICITY
    SAY NO TO PLASTIC
    EDUCATE PEOPLE ON CLIMATE CRISIS
    VOTE TRUMP OUT , GET AN EDUCATED PRESIDENT LIKE WARREN OR BERNIE
    FOLLOW GRETA AND CLIMATE SCIENTISTS
    PROTECT THE EARTH
    This is common man's role in protecting the world . Tell me what else we can do in the comments below

  • Susi M says:

    If we dedicated the world's resources to finding solutions, I believe we can do it. Regardless, the only other option is to kiss our arses goodbye.

  • Goodnews Bear says:

    THAT RAG OF URS WILL LOOSE ALL ITS FUNDING. U NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE PUBLIC EYE.

  • Patrick Latham says:

    My car can go a week before the tank is low. That efficient enough? Or is that average?

  • Jesse Torres says:

    Even if you're person who doesn't believe in climate change/its potential impacts in our country and the rest of the world (for whatever reason), why wouldn't you want the U.S. to move to green energy sources to help keep our country's forests, lakes, rivers, and beaches clean for future generations as well as to help keep large masses of migrants from fleeing nations that are no longer habitable/underwater?!

  • Jesse Torres says:

    I don't know why some right wing men think that caring about the environment/the future of the planet is a bad thing. I mean, if a woman saw that a guy wanted to create a better world for the next generation, maybe she would be into him/want to have kids with him.

  • Jesse Torres says:

    I once saw a political cartoon where there was a map of the U.S. In this image, all of the landlocked states were in red with 1 big word bubble that said "climate change is a myth." Meanwhile, all of the coastal/southern border states were blue with multiple word bubbles that said "we beg to differ" since those landlocked states don't see the impacts of climate change that coastal states do. Also, you'd figure that more Conservative Evangelicals would actually care about climate change/it's impacts on society. Keep in mind, the Bible does say that the Earth is God's gift to man, and it's our duty to take care of it and everyone/everything on it. But, even if they found a way around this, you'd figure that they would at least want to prevent millions of migrants from countries that are no longer habitable from wanting to come to America in future decades.

  • Millie Ruff says:

    Well,most of the developed world is trying but not trumps america,5 years of inaction and repealing makes the u.s the planets biggest threat because the majority are indifferent and only out for themselves..capitalism baby-what a sick nation it has become.

  • socially inept spider-man says:

    It's not our individual lifestyles that do damage, it's the corporations and government thats responsible

  • Barbara Witchey says:

    DID U NOT THINK GRETA LOOKED LIKE VIOLET IN WILLIE WONKAS CHOCOLATE FACTORY. EVEN HELEN KELLER LEARNED. WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOT TODAYS TEACHERS

  • Jenna Wingate says:

    90% decrease in meat consumption, 60% decrease in dairy consumption is what they recommend. If you can limit animal products to 1 meal a day you are doing a great thing. Less than that is even better.

    Other things you can easily do:
    – walk or ride a bike when it makes sense, carpool or take public transportation when it doesn't.
    – turn out the lights, unplug appliances, switch to LED bulbs, use cold water only as much as possible
    – recycle, refuse single-use plastics, shop second-hand stores for clothes, furniture, appliances
    So many more little things everyone can do.

  • Iridescent ink says:

    29cm for Americans is nearly a foot; 59cm is nearly two feet. So Florida will be more than everglades soon 😂

  • Green Planta says:

    Offers hope? Lol!! We are fucked. Just admit it Farron. You are smart best case scenario we drop to less then a billion people. Worst case scenario extinction.

  • Barbara Witchey says:

    SO WHY OBAMAS BUY MARTHA'S VINEYARD. WILL IT BE AN ISLAND? YES GRETA'S PARADES ARE SOCIALISTS GET TOGETHERS.

  • 1Tomrider says:

    Good thing tRump got us out of the Paris Accords and told us the truth that climate change was just a Chinese plot! Isn't it cool to have such a great leader who always tells us the truth?

  • RaielYAH Yisrael says:

    The wrath and fury….is the creator..recompense to a wicked planet of corruption across the entire earth..well its called cleaning the world of wickedness….time is up for a unrepentant world…..hurricanes, earthquake sea creatures die in mass…war every where…evil has become good and good evil, children innocence are being taken away..the statue of satan… being put up while the bible is being banned slowly and soon the bible will be a crime to own..

  • Ole Koustrup Hansen says:

    You're 110% right. To get the big plans moving (like the New Green Deal) take some time, time we don't have.
    To get started and delay the catastrophy, we – ordinary people has to change our habits.
    8 months ago I replaced my oilburner with a heatpump. The result is better heating, halfing CO2 emmison plus getting rid of all the polution – and saving app. 30% on my energy bill.
    Eating non meat 2 or 3 times.a week is actually healthy.
    If you walk those 300 yards to say hello to your friend instead of driving – you get exercise and save money and CO2

  • John Miranda says:

    Dream on, Bubba. The Corporate Fourth Reich was established 11/8/16. They are ONLY interested in short term profit

  • Rosco Haines says:

    More taxes !!! Yay baby.
    More misery !! Yay baby.
    More unbalanced terrified kids.
    Lol Sign me up.
    Preach it to China and India , where it makes a difference.
    Our countries in the west have been breaking there necks doing all they can to be mindful.
    Our populations are minuscule compared to there 3billion inhabitants.
    Lets be a little balanced in this matter. Hyperbolic claims about us being wiped out imminently is as ridiculous as the Religious nuts.
    It is sending kids into utter hysterical,anxiety ridden states.
    Making hysterical claims that never occur just switches people off and plays right into the deniers hands.
    If you can afford to make cuts in your life then do it, and just be aware of buying loads of useless crap.
    More effort needs to be put into enforcing any business's from the West that utilize the slave labor economies of India and China. They should have regulations that insist on certain carbon standards. Because China and India are not going to shoot themselves in the foot , they (China) Want to be the most powerful entity in the world and the climate is the least of there concerns.

  • Paulo Mendes says:

    Everybody… even Luxemburg, San Marino, Malta and Liechtenstein!

  • Alexander Burawa says:

    Face it. Man–and every other form of life on Earth–are doomed. We did it to ourselves. And mass extinction for all life on Earth doesn't seem to be incentive enough to do the things needed to turn disaster into survival.

  • Matthew Madruga says:

    No we aren't, our biggest thing we do is destroy. Thats why we made weapons, thats probably why the first tool was a club.

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