At a press briefing in New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there is “simply no more time” for hesitancy or excuses as leaders must act now.
He said in his speech that the era of global warming has ended, and the era of global boiling has arrived.
“The air is unbreathable, the heat is unbearable, and the level of fossil fuel profits and climate inaction is unacceptable,” he said.
He continued, “According to the data released today, July has already seen the hottest three-week period ever recorded.
“The three hottest days on record and the highest ever ocean temperatures for this time of year
“The consequences are clear, and they are tragic.
“Children swept away by monsoon rains, families running from the flames, workers collapsing in the scorching heat
“Leaders must lead; no more hesitancy, no more excuses. No more waiting for others to move first,” he said.
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