Climate “Code Red” Emergency Declaration – challenging “80% by 2050”

” The essence of “Climate Code Red” (
is that the World is facing a Climate Emergency and a Sustainability
Emergency because we have passed crucial atmospheric CO2 “tipping
points”, “Climate Code red” further declares that, as demanded by Dr
James Hansen, we need not “CO2 emissions reduction targets” or
“zero CO2 emissions” but NEGATIVE CO2 EMISSIONS to return the
Planet to a safe, sustainable 300-350 ppm CO2.

“At this Melbourne Climate Convergence meeting various activist
groups decided to form a Climate Emergency Coalition to urgently
spread the message and to lobby for a Declaration of a State of
Emergency in Australia and the World to meet the Sustainability
Emergency. As Dr Hansen has said (see above), we urgently need a
lowering of atmospheric CO2 to about 300-350 ppm and a major step now
must be an immediate moratorium on coal power – we must keep fossil
fuels in the ground to save Humanity and the Biosphere.”

Excerpts from:

“Thus data from 2 independent sources (see: “Recent CO2 rises exceed
worst case scenarios”, New Scientist, 2007) reveal that actual rates
of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission are the same or worse than in the
worst case IPCC scenario A1F1 that, according to the 2007 IPCC
Summary, will lead to catastrophic, long-term stabilization at (upper
estimates) 790 ppm CO2, and a 6 degree centigrade higher temperature
and 3.7 meter sea level rise relative to pre-industrial levels;
i.e., CO2 catastrophically at twice today’s level of 385 ppm ,
temperatures 4-5 degrees Centigrade above today’s and sea level
0.8-3.5 metres above today’s.

The latest scientific findings are that the IPCC 2007 Report has
greatly under-estimated the rate of melting of Arctic Ice, including
that of Greenland – water from melted ice is lubricating and speeding
up the movement of glaciers to the sea; the so-called “albedo flip”
involving converting light-reflecting, white ice to light-absorbing,
dark sea is dramatically speeding up loss of Arctic sea ice; and the
consequent increase in temperature in the Arctic provides a positive
feedback to increase sea ice and Greenland ice sheet melting (for
analysis and dramatic images of Arctic ice melting.”
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