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The head of the United Nations warns: humanity is on the highway to hell

The head of the United Nations warns: humanity is on the highway to hell

  • – Greenhouse gas emissions are constantly increasing, global temperatures are still rising, and our planet is rapidly approaching the tipping point – he noted
  • Guterres called for a “historic pact” between developed and developing countries
  • The 27th UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, started on Sunday. Delegates discuss there, inter alia, on compensation for the damage associated with global warming for poorer countries
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The head of the UN emphasized that the present states at the COP27 summit they face a serious choice: they will either work together to reduce emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere or they will contaminate future generations with a climate catastrophe. “Humanity has a choice: cooperate or die,” Guterres emphasized.

– Greenhouse gas emissions are constantly rising, global temperatures are still rising, and our planet is rapidly approaching a tipping point where climate chaos will become irreversible – he noted. He warned that we are now “on the highway to climate hell, keeping our foot on the accelerator.”

He stressed that the war in Ukraine and other conflicts have had dramatic consequences, but cannot distract from climate change.

Guterres called for a “historic pact” between developed and developing countries to limit emissions and keep global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. He also talked about the need to provide financial aid to developing countries so that they could reduce emissions and switch to the so-called green economy.

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Delegates from nearly 200 countries came to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt on Sunday for the 27th UN climate change COP27 conference, where they discuss, inter alia, on compensation for the damage associated with global warming for poorer countries. This controversial topic was placed on the agenda for the first time since the start of the climate talks a decade ago.

World governments hope to maintain their goal of avoiding the worst effects of global warming, even in the spill of other crises – from the war in Europe to soaring inflation, which are getting international attention.

Poland is represented at the summit by President Andrzej Duda.

At last year’s COP26 summit in Glasgow, high-income countries, including the United States and European Union countries, blocked a proposal to create a body to financially compensate for the damage caused by climate change, for which developing countries have little responsibility. However, the pressure to deal with the problem grows with the increasing size of the climate disaster, including floods in Pakistan this year. They caused damage estimated at over $ 30 billion and left hundreds of thousands of people without roofs, reminded the Reuters agency.

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