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“U.N. Chief Says U.S. Leadership Key To Fight Climate Emergency”

“NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that humanity is waging a suicidal war on nature and that there is no way to address the climate emergency without global leadership from the United States.

In a keynote speech at Columbia University in New York, Guterres declared: “The state of the planet is broken.”

He said global carbon neutrality needed to be achieved within the next three decades, global finance had to be aligned behind the 2015 global accord to fight climate change, and there needed to be a breakthrough on adaptation to protect the world, especially the most vulnerable people, from climate impacts.”

Michelle Nichols reports for Reuters December 2, 2020.


“UN Calls On Humanity To End ‘War On Nature,’ Go Carbon-Free” (AP)

“State of Global Climate 2020” (WMO)

“United Nations Chief Warns of a ‘Moment of Truth for People and Planet’” (InsideClimate News)