United Nations chief Guterres calls for more action to tackle climate change

05 December, 2018, 21:47 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • United Nations chief Guterres calls for more action to tackle climate change

Speaking directly to the leaders of the world, at what is being described as the most important climate change meeting since the 2015 Paris agreement, the English broadcaster said action must be taken before it is too late.

Last week, 20 leaders responsible for 85 percent of the world's economy and two-thirds of the population gathered at the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires.

He was speaking at the opening of a United Nations climate change conference in Poland on Monday, where delegates from across the world will negotiate how to tackle the issue.

"The world's people have spoken", Attenborough told the crowd, which included leaders and diplomats from around the world.

Net zero emissions mean any greenhouse gases emitted need to be soaked up by forest or new technologies that can remove carbon from the atmosphere. To have any hope of reaching the 1.5 degree Celsius goal by the end of the century, the United Nations said emissions from fossil fuel use must be halved by 2030.

"We have a collective responsibility to invest in averting global climate chaos", he said.

The controversial tax is part of French President Emmanuel Macron's larger plan to reduce France's reliance on fossil fuels, in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.

The remark was directed at host Poland, which relies on coal for 80 per cent of its energy.

"Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale".

Costa Rican authorities discover body behind missing Fla. woman's Airbnb
According to Burton, the last thing they knew about Stefaniak was that she was inside that Airbnb on the night of the 27. She later communicated with a friend via Facetime and said that she wanted to go out that night but was too exhausted .


Josh McDaniels early favorite to be Packers’ next head coach
At about 8:30 Tuesday night, Moss tweeted, "The Packers have informed me that there (sic) letting me go". Per Kahler, Rodgers has long had the autonomy to change plays on the field as he saw fit.


Washington to pay respects, bid farewell to George HW Bush
Bush, left, and golfing great Arnold Palmer acknowledge the gallery at the Champions Tour golf tournament in The Woodlands, Texas. In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University.


The conference, attended by 30,000 delegates from 196 countries including Ireland, is being held in Katowice, in the heart of Poland's coal-mining region. Scientists say the deal's most ambitious goal - limiting the rise to 1.5 degrees C (2.7 C) - is still feasible, but increasingly challenging.

If you're shaking your head that President Trump still isn't on board with the accord, know that the U.S.at least agreed to sign on to a measure to support clean energy initiatives that reads, "We recognize the crucial role of energy in helping shape our shared future, and we encourage energy transitions that combine growth with decreasing greenhouse gas emissions toward cleaner, more flexible and transparent systems, and cooperation in energy efficiency".

Schwarzenegger said he wished he could travel back in time, like the cyborg he played in his film The Terminator, so he could stop fossil fuels from being used.

The background to Monday's summit could hardly be bleaker: with just one Celsius of warming so far Earth is bombarded with raging wildfires, widespread crop failures and super-storms exacerbated by rising sea levels.

Most notably, American president Donald Trump has shown a complete disregard of any sustainable climate goals, announcing his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, and implementing policies that favor the fossil fuel industry at the expense of greener tech.

The 92-year-old took to the stage in Poland on Monday claiming climate change can no longer be ignored and that time is running out to save the world and its people.

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton, who is in Poland for the talks, said he fully endorsed UN Secretary-General António Guterres's comments about the need to take action.

Delegates from almost 200 countries now have two weeks of negotiations to finalize how those goals work in practice, even as science suggests the pace of climate change is rapidly outstripping mankind's response.

Recommended:

  • Winston throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Panthers 24-17

    Winston throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Panthers 24-17

    Tampa Bay also took advantage of an early takeaway when Cairo Santos hit a 35-yard field goal following Adams' interception. Newton has thrown for 2,699 yards, 22 touchdowns, and seven touchdowns along with 417 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
    Giuliani's Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump

    Giuliani's Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump

    In a completely unrelated note, in January 2017 Giuliani had been named by Trump as an "informal adviser on cybersecurity". The clever critic bought the domain space and used it to post the message, " Donald J Trump is a traitor to our country ".
    Deontay Wilder confirms he ACCEPTED unification fight with Anthony Joshua

    Deontay Wilder confirms he ACCEPTED unification fight with Anthony Joshua

    Joshua suddenly looks to be on a different path from the other two, who fought to a split draw in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Lou DiBella , Wilder's promoter, is a big WWE fan, and Fury's ability to beat the count reminded him of a particular wrestler.
  • Robben to exit Bayern Munich at end of season, says report

    Robben to exit Bayern Munich at end of season, says report

    In his club's 1-1 draw against FC Augsburg, the Dutchman managed to open the scoring with the most Arjen Robben goal of all time. Netherlands and Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben has announced that he will leave the club after the end of the current season.
    3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

    3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

    The six will be in space together until December 20, when Auñón-Chancellor, Gerst and Prokopyev return to Earth. The spacecraft made four orbits over six hours as it chased down the space station for the docking.
    Skype to aid real-time transcription and AI captions in early 2019

    Skype to aid real-time transcription and AI captions in early 2019

    Further, the blog post said the captions are "optimized to be fast, continuous, and contextually updated as people speak". On PowerPoint, the feature works similarly: as the presenter talks, you can display live captions underneath the slides.
  • Soros school says being forced out of Hungary

    Soros school says being forced out of Hungary

    Ignatieff said all new students will attend classes in Vienna , but he hopes to maintain a Budapest campus. Arbitrary eviction of a reputable university is a flagrant violation of academic freedom.
    Pokemon GO is finally getting player-vs-player battling

    Pokemon GO is finally getting player-vs-player battling

    You will even earn rewards once a day for training, which can include stardust used to power up your Pokemon . But you only have a limited number of these shields before your Pokémon will be left defenseless.
    Gautam Gambhir retires from the World of Cricket

    Gautam Gambhir retires from the World of Cricket

    Gambhir made his last appearance in the coveted India jersey during the first Test against England (2016) in the home series. Gambhir said that the thought had been with him for quite a long time now and he has finally chose to act on it.
  • Tom Brady ties Peyton Manning's all-time, all-games touchdown record

    Tom Brady ties Peyton Manning's all-time, all-games touchdown record

    Brady followed up on Monday with a video announcing that he was retiring because he had finally reached the 1,000-yard plateau. Including playoffs, that is 579 touchdowns for Brady, which ties him with Peyton Manning for most all time.
    Fresh witness evidence leads to arrest of Chris Dawson over wife's disappearance

    Fresh witness evidence leads to arrest of Chris Dawson over wife's disappearance

    In September, police dug up the backyard at the Bayview home the couple had shared but did not find remains or items of interest. Questions had also arisen around the Dawson property, leading to the excavation, Detective Superintendent Cook added.
    Travis Scott denies cheating on ‘wifey’ Kylie Jenner

    Travis Scott denies cheating on ‘wifey’ Kylie Jenner

    One such rumor was the recent claim that Travis Scott cheated on Kylie Jenner after a photo surfaced of him with another woman. Of course, haters soon began to slam him for allegedly cheating on his gorgeous baby mama, Kylie Jenner , 21.


Popular

Facebook accused of giving access to users’ data
The emails feature in a case being heard in a California court filed against the giant by the now-defunct U.S. app developer Six4Three.

Chevrolet Silverado HD looks as brutish and bulky as ever
Also, compared to its 1500 sibling, the HD model is nearly entirely different, as the two trucks have only their roofs in common. Brian Izard, lead designer on the project, says Chevrolet wanted to "visually capture the power and capability" of its new truck.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra celebrate wedding reception in Delhi
Cape Town - Hot off the release of their stunning wedding album, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra hosted a final wedding reception. Some have also said that the article is a result of jealousy and also spewing hatred against brown skin and Indian women.

Sixers' Markelle Fultz diagnosed with physical injury
Fultz, 20, has seen many specialists in the past year, beyond his care with the 76ers' training staff. Therefore, severely limiting Fultz's ability to shoot a basketball.

In beating Falcons, Lamar Jackson stakes claim to keeping QB job
Beasley punctuated the score by slam dunking the ball over the goalpost, thus incurring an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Griffin went 2 of 4 for 21 yards, guiding the Ravens to a field goal before Jackson returned to the field.

Cardi B Says That She and Offset Are Not Together Anymore
The announcement comes just days after seemingly hinting at a full collaborative project in an interview with the New York Times . Cardi began dating Offset , whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, in October 2017.

AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel being extradited to India
Investigators also alleged that Michel paid off influential people in India, who helped reject the Russian and American choppers. Under the guidance of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval , the entire operation was coordinated by CBI Director In-charge M.

UN Envoy to Yemen, Houthi Delegation Depart for Sweden
Overall, 24 million people in Yemen - roughly 75 per cent of the population - will need humanitarian assistance in 2019. Yemen has been wracked by violence since 2014, when the Houthi rebel group overran much of the country.

Astronauts Aboard Soyuz Rocket Safely Reach ISS
The Russian rocket carries USA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko‎ and CSA astronaut David Saint Jacques . Cosmonauts will head to the International Space Station ( ISS ) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a spacecraft Soyuz MS-11.

Trump says China agrees to ‘reduce and remove’ tariffs on USA cars
Global stock markets have jumped following the truce in the US-China trade war . The meeting ran longer than scheduled, ending after more than two hours.