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“2050 is way too late” – big names divided over Australia’s climate targets



The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released it most comprehensive report on global warming, put together by 234 international scientists and it’s not pleasant reading for the future

The latest United Nation’s report on Climate Change dropped yesterday, and the response has been powerful and global

Who said what, and is still hope?

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IPCC climate report: Code red for humanity

Mark Howden is a climate institute professor from the Australian National University who also contributed to the IPCC report, he says the report shows with greater confidence than ever before that the world is “very unlikely to avoid 1.5 or 2 degrees of warming under the current trajectory of greenhouse emissions”.

Sarah Hanson Young joined ticker NEWS following the release of the world’s largest ever report into climate change.

This is the strongest statement on the science of climate change, and Hanson Young says it’s time to listen to the science.


The United Nation’s latest report on climate change was put together by 234 international scientists and paints an objectively dark picture of the future

“Well, in some ways, not overly surprising, but I think, a pretty dire warning for what we’re facing, not just around the rest of the world, but increasingly, here in Australia,” Hanson Young told tickerNEWS.

The Australian Greens senator says the rising temperature means an increase rate of severe drought in Australia, “that’s going to have a huge impact on the Murray Darling Basin and our food production, more bushfires more extreme weather.”

“There’s no other way around it, we have to get out of fossil fuels, and we’ve got to do it fast, we’ve got to really make deep cuts to carbon pollution. We’ve got to be doing that in the next decade. 2050 is way too late.”

Hanson Young said Australia’s Prime Minister’s is still “hedging his bets on a 2050 target, but if we wait till 2050, what this report shows is that it’s going to be way too late.”

“We will meet and beat our targets”

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John Kerry is one of the most powerful voices on the issue and says the report underscores an “overwhelming urgency for action.”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison fronted the media and says he’s listening but he wants a balance.

Australia’s trading partners including the UK, US, Japan and South Korea have upped their goals in an effort to limit warming.

What next?

The UN report found the world’s temperatures are likely to increase by 1.5 degrees on pre-industrial levels by 2040.

This can cause rising sea levels and more extreme weather patterns placing stress on the world’s population like we’ve seen recently in Greece, London and Australia.

Now this is all very hard to hear and paints a grim picture, but there is some good news, there’s still hope.

It’s a lot to to take in at a time when we are challenged in other ways, but when there’s hope there’s always possibility.


How much does it cost to raise a Kardashian-West child?



Kanye West’s hit song comes to fruition as Kim Kardashian receives a jaw dropping amount in child support

Many are surprised by exactly how much it costs to raise a Kardashian-West child. For some, it far exceeds what they would earn in an entire year, but Kanye West coughs up $200,000 per month in child support.

Child support is to ensure the children’s lives are not disrupted by separation. Perhaps, this figure is to keep up with their lavish lifestyles. The amount was finalised as part of Kardashian and West’s divorce settlement.

It’s also been confirmed both West and Kardashian will have equal access to their four children. In addition to this costly monthly pay, West is responsible for paying 50% of the children’s educational and security expenses.

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Wife killer Chris Dawson receives 24 years behind bars



Chris Dawson will serve 24 years behind bars for murdering his wife nearly 40 years ago

Former school teacher, Chris Dawson has maintained his innocence as he was sentenced to 24 years behind bars for the 1982 murder of his then-wife Lynette.

The 74-year-old was found guilty of murdering Dawson to continue a relationship with his high school babysitter.

In the New South Wales Supreme Court, Justice Ian Harrison says Lynette Dawson was “faultless” and “undeserving of her fate”.

Harrison described the murder as an “objectively very serious crime”.

Meanwhile, her family has previously the court Dawson is a “conniving monster”.

Dawson will be eligible for parole after 18 years when he will be 92.

His legal team argued there was an explanation for her disappearance, after she learned of his actions with the family’s teenage babysitter, JC, who he married.

The former rugby league player did not give evidence.

He claimed his wife called him after failing to arrive for a meeting in January 1982.

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Police given power to use killer robots



San Francisco officials have voted in favour of rolling out potentially lethal robots in some situations

Police robots could be hitting San Francisco streets after lawmakers approved the use of robots, which could “incapacitate or disorient violent, armed, or dangerous suspect[s]”.

The two-hour debate finished with an 8-3 ruling to deploy the robots, which are equipped with explosive charges in some cases.

San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) spokesperson, Allison Maxie said the robots will be used when lives are at stake.

“Robots equipped in this manner would only be used in extreme circumstances to save or prevent further loss of innocent lives.”

Officials expressed concern over civil liberties and the scope for police oversight when these robots are deployed.

Supervisor Connie Chan said “it’s definitely not an easy discussion.”

Ms Chan is a member of the committee, who pushed the proposal to the board for debate.

SFPD said it is not planning to arm the robots with guns. However, the robots will be able to kill “when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and officers cannot subdue the threat after using alternative force options or de-escalation tactics.”

The proposal was changed to clarify officers could only use the robots after other strategies and de-escalation tactics had be tried.

San Francisco law enforcement agencies use a range of robots to detect bombs and help authorities in situations with low visibility.

The nearby Oakland Police Department has parted ways with a similar policy after widespread public backlash.

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