UN chief urges action to make Earth carbon neutral by 2050
By SETH BORENSTEIN, UNITED NATIONS (AP): The United Nations is kicking off an all-day session to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the Climate Action Summit on Monday by saying: “Earth is issuing a chilling cry: Stop.”
Guterres told world leaders that it’s not a time to negotiate but to act to make the world carbon neutral by 2050. He wants to limit global temperature increases to a few more tenths of a degree, and he said the world can do it.
More than 60 world leaders are set to speak, kicking off with leaders from New Zealand, the hard-hit Marshall Islands, India and Germany.
The United States is not on the agenda, but a spokeswoman said President Donald Trump may pop in.
Published Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 08:06 AM