“We are confronted with a global climate crisis and the point of no return is no longer over the horizon, it is in sight and hurtling towards us,” said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the eve of the two-week COP25 global climate summit in Madrid.
“Our war against nature must stop, and we know that it is possible,” he said Sunday. “We simply have to stop digging and drilling and take advantage of the vast possibilities offered by renewable energy and nature-based solutions.” […]
‘World’s largest emitters are not pulling their weight’
“We also see clearly that the world’s largest emitters are not pulling their weight,” he said, “and without them, our goal is unreachable.”
The world’s largest carbon emitter is China and the second-largest, the United States. […]
New EU Commission plans ‘Green Deal’
The newly minted leadership of the European Commission, under former German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, has set lofty climate goals for itself under a policy initiative called the “European Green Deal.” Among the goals set out by the campaign is the plan to make Europe the “first carbon-neutral continent.” […]
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