António Guterres’ Reminder: Climate Change is Most Systemic Threat to Humankind


Below are a couple of alarming, but accurate and important quotes from UN Secretary-General, António Guterres’s, recent speech. You can watch it in full here.

“The headlines are naturally dominated by the escalation of tension and conflicts or high-level political events, but the truth is that the most systemic threat to humankind remains climate change. And I believe it’s my duty to remind it to the whole of the international community.”

“Scientists are worried that unless accelerated action is taken by 2020 the Paris goal may become unattainable, and I’m beginning to wonder – how many more alarm bells must go off before the world rises to the challenge? We know it can be hard to address problems perceived to be years or decades away, but climate impacts are already upon us.”

Just a reminder. I do apologize for the biggest downer of a reminder you’ll receive all day. António said it though, not me!



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