Thursday, October 17, 2019

UN Chief Says On Visit To Bahamas: ‘We Need To Defeat Climate Change!’

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the need to defeat climate change while on a visit to the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas.

Guterres spoke during a press encounter outside a shelter for Hurricane Dorian evacuees.

The UN Chief has led efforts to try and combat climate change through the United Nations and was in Dominica two years ago.

Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September,  2017.

The UN Secretary-General  agreed with an observation that things are not getting better,

“Things are getting worse. And this is the reason why we need to have more ambition,” he asserted.

“It is totally unacceptable that we go on subsidizing fossil fuels. It’s totally unacceptable that such a large number of coal plants are being built in the world. It’s totally unacceptable that we don’t make an effort to put a price on carbon,” the UN official told reporters.

“If we don’t reverse the situation we’ll see tragedies like this one multiplying and becoming more and more intense, more frequent. We’ll see drought in Africa contributing to conflict and to the spread of terrorism. You’ll see populations, the most vulnerable populations in the world suffering terribly,” Guterres  explained.

He said this is the moment to reverse the present trends.

“Climate change is running faster than what we are. We need to reverse this trend. We need to defeat climate change,” he stated.

Bahamas Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis , who appeared with Guterres at a news conference said the government expects a decrease in revenue as a result of Hurricane Dorian, according to the Nassau Guardian.

The publication said Minnis  urged the international community to assist The Bahamas by continuing to visit unaffected islands.

10 COMMENTS

  1. The same people who caused it to get rich are the same ones leading the charge against it to capitalize financially again. Vicious cycle it is the world’s money and power don’t ever sheath hands it circulate with them all the time. When a plan gets too old and suspicious they just have to create a new headline and new scenario and again capitalize.

    • The Earth is trying to read itself from the pollution which wicked mankind has put into it. By polluting it with all manner of dangerous chemical in our soil which gets into our food, in our air which pollute the air that we breathe and gives us dangerous diseases, our oceans and rivers are polluted making our water supplies dangerous to drink, and makes our food supplies from the oceans dangerous to our health. They are genetically modyfying our foods to kill us and stopping the production of seeds from these foods to cause food famine in our world. If we cannot stop from doing these evils to our world. Then the CREATOR HIMSELF WILL PUT AND END TO IT because we show we are not good keepers of our world.

  2. Yeah a lot of companies and governments are to blame and the world should have acted faster years ago but the problem today is to stop or reverse climate change and the safety of people at risk.
    We need action

  3. We want Climate reparations! Build our schools and hospitals, wipe our national dept, fix our roads and drains, fix our coastal zones! No more false promises and calls for prayers. Show us the money!

  4. With Right – wing idiot populists (Trump & Bolsonaro) is charge of the large countries in the world. Denying climate change things will only get worse

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