In a speech at the UN headquarters Guterres said, “The era of global warming has ended `{`and`}` the era of global boiling has arrived.``


‘Era of global boiling’ is here, warns UN Secretary-General António Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the “era of global boiling” is here, urging countries to take action emissions, climate adaptation, and climate finance.

“We can still stop the worst,” Guterres said in a speech at the UN headquarters, “The era of global warming has ended [and] the era of global boiling has arrived.”

He added that leaders “must step up for climate action and climate justice,” especially those from the G20’s top industrialized countries. He emphasized the upcoming summits as crucial chances, including the UN Climate Ambition Summit in September and the COP28 climate conference in Dubai in November.

Guterres warns that the consequences will be tragically obvious, “Climate change is here. It is terrifying. And it is just the beginning.”

Scientists from the Copernicus Climate Change Service of the European Commission and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that, according to the recent data, July has already seen the three hottest days on record and the hottest three weeks ever.

Guterres called on all nations to work toward achieving net zero emissions by the middle of the century and emphasized the need for new national emissions targets from G20 members. He urged all countries to work together to speed up the transition away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources, as well as to stop oil and gas development and phase out coal by 2040.

Guterres urged for “a global surge in adaptation investment” since extreme weather is “becoming the new normal” in order to protect millions from the effects of climate change, especially in developing nations.

He said that in order to double adaptation financing by 2025, wealthy countries must propose a transparent and realistic path. Additionally, all nations must carry out a UN action plan to guarantee that early warning systems are in place for everyone by 2027.

In terms of money, the Secretary-General urged wealthier nations to fulfill their pledges to contribute $100 billion yearly to support developing nations’ efforts to combat climate change and to fully restock the Green Climate Fund.

Guterres emphasized the necessity for “a course correction in the global finance system” to support expedited climate action. JG/Expat Media

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