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United Nations, 7 September: “Warnings are the beginning of climate privatization,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Guterres issued a strongly worded statement in response to reports from the EU climate service Copernicus and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that showed the Northern Hemisphere experienced unprecedented levels of global warming. In his message on Wednesday, the Secretary-General stressed, “This summer’s scorching heat is not just a metaphor; it is a harsh reality. Our planet has endured an extraordinary heat season, breaking all previous records.” The signs of climate change are clear.”
Guterres pointed out that scientists have long warned about the consequences of our dependence on fossil fuels, adding, “Our climate is deteriorating at an alarming pace, and extreme weather events are affecting every corner of the world.” Are. “Rising temperatures require an urgent increase in our efforts. The time has come for leaders to accelerate their commitment to climate solutions,” he said, calling for immediate and strong action.
According to WMO, Earth experienced its hottest summer ever in the Northern Hemisphere, with August the hottest ever recorded with modern instruments. This was well behind July 2023, making it the second hottest month ever.