UN Chief: Failure on Climate Will Mean Economic Disaster

Scientists say countries need to stop burning fossil fuels by 2050 at the latest to ensure global temperatures don’t rise more than 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit this century.

  • Published 12 December 2019

MADRID (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries and companies to tackle climate change, saying failure to do so would mean “economic disaster.” Speaking at the annual U.N. climate meeting in Madrid, Guterres said fears that measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions would decimate existing industries ignored the opportunities arising from the ‘green economy.’ “For too long, vested interests have peddled the false story that economic growth and tackling climate change are incompatible,”… Read at AP News