May 27, 2024 3:43 am , Monday

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Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, warned of climate hell and the lack of time to quickly intervene to stop the pace of climate change, which is moving at a terrible speed towards the abyss, stressing the need to take care of the rights of future generations.

This came in his speech, which he delivered, yesterday, Sunday, during his participation in the twenty-seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27).

The text of the speech was as follows
Excellencies, dear friends

In just a matter of days, the population of our planet will cross a new threshold. Where this scientist has in mind is what this climate conference is all about.
How will we answer when our children are old enough to ask: What have you done for our world – and our planet – when you had the chance?

Excellencies

This United Nations climate conference is a reminder that the answer is in our hands.

We are in the fight of our lives. We are losing. Greenhouse gas emissions are increasing. Global temperatures continue to rise. And our planet is rapidly approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. We’re on a highway to climate hell with our feet on the accelerator.
The war in Ukraine, the conflict in the Sahel, and the violence and upheaval in many other places are the dreadful crises plaguing the world today.
But climate change is happening on a different timeline and a different scale.

It is the defining issue of our time.. It is the central challenge of our time.. It is unacceptable, obscene and devastating to put it on the back burner.

Indeed, many of today’s conflicts are linked to growing climate chaos.

The war in Ukraine has exposed the deep dangers of our addiction to fossil fuels.

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