"We are destroying our planet and we are not paying attention," says UN chief António Guterres
September 21, 2022
A year ago, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Ian Bremmer on GZERO World that the world was on the edge of an abyss in dealing with climate change.
Since then, we haven't fallen off, but unfortunately he says climate has become a "second-rate issue."
That doesn't mean, of course, that the problem has gone away. Russia may be at war with Ukraine, but we're at war with the planet, and the planet is striking back — as we've seen with the recent floods in Pakistan.
Still, some countries are trying address the issue. For Guterres, a good example is the US Inflation Reduction Act, which is a good contribution "but we need to do much more."
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