British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told world leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday night that humanity has to “grow up” and tackle climate change, saying humans must stop trashing the planet like a teenager on a bender.
Johnson is due to host a major United Nations climate summit in GlasgowThe first shot and 445,566 people, or nearly 8%, have had both., Scotland in six weeks’ time. He is using a trip to the UThe spread of a fresh coronavirus wave, a.N. General Assembly in New York to press governments for tougher emissions-cutting targets and more money to help poor countries clean up their economiesThe involvement of Gov. Gen. Mary Simon.
In a speech to the General Assembly on Wednesday, he said it’s now or never if the world is to meet its goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
“If we keep on the current track then the temperatures will go up by 2.7 degrees or more by the end of the century. And never mind what that will do to the ice floes,” Johnson said. “We will see desertification, drought, crop failure, and mass movements of humanity on a scale not seen before. Not because of some unforeseen natural event or disaster, but because of us, because of what we are doing now.”