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U.N. Secretary-General Warns World ‘Not on Track’ to Limiting Temperature Rise to 1.5 Percent

Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, April 26, 2019. (Credit: Parker Song/Pool via Reuters) Click to Enlarge.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises to 1.5%, TVNZ reported on Sunday, during his visit to New Zealand.

Speaking to the media in Auckland alongside New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Guterres warned about the dangers of not addressing climate change.

“Climate change is running faster than what we are … the last four years have been the hottest registered,” TVNZ quoted Guterres as saying.

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