UN Sec-Gen: Climate Change—An Unstoppable Movement Takes Hold (EcoWatch)

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EcoWatch just published this call-to-action by António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, following on the Global Climate Summit…

By António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us.”

They are right.

I called the Climate Action Summit to serve as a springboard to set us on the right path ahead of crucial 2020 deadlines established by the Paris agreement on climate change. And many leaders — from many countries and sectors — stepped up.

A broad coalition — not just governments and youth, but businesses, cities, investors and civil society — came together to move in the direction our world so desperately needs to avert climate catastrophe.

Climate change is the defining issue of our time.

Science tells us that on our current path, we face at least 3 degrees Celsius of global heating by the end of the century. I will not be there, but my granddaughters will.

I refuse to be an accomplice in the destruction of their one and only home.

Read the full piece by Guterres here.

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