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UN Secretary General warns on climate change as hot temperatures rise

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

SPAIN: Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations has warned about the effects of climate change as hot temperatures continues to rise.

Speaking during the COP25 Climate Change Summit in Spain that was attended by eSwatini Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, Antonio Guterres said the world was standing at critical juncture in its collective efforts to limit dangerous global heating. 

“Such solidarity and flexibility are what we need in the race to beat the climate emergency. We stand at a critical juncture in our collective efforts to limit dangerous global heating. By the end of the coming decade we will be on one of two paths. One is the path of surrender, where we have sleepwalked past the point of no return, jeopardizing the health and safety of everyone on this planet. Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?” said the UN Secretary General.

Guterres said the other option was the path of hope and resolve of sustainable solutions.

“The other option is the path of hope. A path of resolve, of sustainable solutions. A path where more fossil fuels remain where they should be in the ground and where we are on the way to carbon neutrality by 2050.That is the only way to limit global temperature rise to the necessary 1.5 degrees by the end of this century” he said 



UN Secretary General warns on climate change as hot temperatures rise
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(pic Euronews)