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Thu Sep 16, 2021, 06:41 AM

UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change

Source: AP

By FRANK JORDANS and JAMEY KEATEN

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the United Nations called Thursday for “immediate, rapid and large-scale” cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster.

Ahead of the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting next week, Antonio Guterres warned governments that climate change is proceeding faster than predicted and fossil fuel emissions have already bounced back from a pandemic dip.

Speaking at the launch of a U.N.-backed report summarizing current efforts to tackle climate change, Guterres said recent extreme weather — from Hurricane Ida in the United States to floods in western Europe and the deadly heatwave in the Pacific Northwest — showed no country is safe from climate-related disasters.

“These changes are just the beginning of worse to come,” he said, appealing to governments to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord.



FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2020 file photo, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany. The head of the United Nations is calling for “immediate, rapid and large-scale” cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming. Antonio Guterres warned governments ahead of next week's annual U.N. General Assembly that climate change is proceeding faster than predicted and fossil fuel emissions have already bounced back from a pandemic dip. Speaking at the launch of a U.N.-backed report summarizing current efforts to tackle climate change, Guterres said recent extreme weather showed no country is safe from climate-related disasters. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 07:22 AM

1. Well good luck with that

So far we're flushing the cold out of polar regions making for cold winters in populated areas and requiring more burning of fossil fuels to support civilization. We might slow the rebound in emissions a little bit. Unless everything goes local (trade, agriculture) or populations decline, change will be insignificant, and 1/3 of the population will deny there is a problem.

Did you know Isaac Newton predicted the end of civilization in 2060?

Was he wrong about anything else?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 16, 2021, 11:21 AM

3. Ironically Newton was wrong about gravity.

Also ironically, we used his math to get to the moon, cause they were "good enough", even if to 100% right.

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Thu Sep 16, 2021, 11:11 AM

2. While China builds more coal plants

Unless everyone gets on board, we're spitting into the wind. The U.S. can set a fine example, if everyone would just get on board HERE. If rethuglicans get back in power, we are most certainly doomed.

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