Doomsday hysteria in Davos – UN chief says ‘we are losing the race’ on climate change

Voice of Europe | 1/25/2019 | Emma R.
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UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord.

“Climate change is the defining issue of our time”, he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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“It is absolutely central to reverse this trend. We need political will and we need governments who understand that this is the most important priority of our times,” he stressed.

The Paris climate accord has been shaken by the withdrawal of the United States under President Donald Trump, and by threats to do the same by Brazil’s new leader Jair Bolsonaro.

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The UN secretary-general said the commitments made in Paris were already “not enough”.

“If what we agreed in Paris would be materialized, the temperature would rise more than 3.0 degrees (Celsius)”, he said on a Facebook Live broadcast from Davos.

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“We need countries to make stronger commitments”, he said, calling for more...
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