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UN Chief: We are digging our own graves

Headlines 11:21 02 Nov, 2021

“Sea-level rise is double the rate it was 30 years ago, that oceans are hotter than ever”

UN Chief: We are digging our own graves

At the opening of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the world community to stop treating nature like a toilet, Qazet.az informs with reference to the official website of the organization.

"Enough of brutalizing biodiversity, killing ourselves with carbon, treating nature like a toilet, burning, and drilling and mining our way deeper.”

“We are digging our own graves”, Mr. Guterres said, adding that our planet is changing before our eyes from melting glaciers, to relentless extreme weather events.

He reminded that sea-level rise is double the rate it was 30 years ago, that oceans are hotter than ever, and that parts of the Amazon Rainforest now emit more carbon than they absorb.

“Recent climate action announcements might give the impression that we are on track to turn things around. This is an illusion”, he stated, referring to the latest report on national plans to reduce emissions, known as NDCs, which indicates that even when fully met, the result would still condemn our world to a 'calamitous' 2.7- degree increase.