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The world is currently on its way to “climate hell” against the backdrop of rising greenhouse gas emissions. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his opening speech at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, Sky News writes.
“We are losing. Greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise. The global temperature is rising. And our planet is rapidly approaching a tipping point that will make climate chaos irreversible. We're on the autobahn to “climate hell” and our foot is on the gas pedal,” Guterres said.
The UN Secretary General called climate change the defining issue and central challenge of our century.
"Human activity is the cause of the climate problem. Human action must also be the solution. The science is clear: any ability to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees means achieving global net zero emissions by 2050. We are approaching the point of no return. To avoid a terrible fate, all G20 countries must accelerate the transition right now – in this decade,” he stressed.
Guterres added that developed countries should take the lead on this issue. He also called for an agreement about the “climate solidarity agreement”.
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