On 20 March 2023, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, released a video speech, following his presentation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 Synthesis Report on Climate Change.

His speech is very alarmist, as may be seen from statements like:

  • Humanity is on thin ice — and that ice is melting fast.
  • The climate time-bomb is ticking.
  • It starts with parties immediately hitting the fast-forward button on their net-zero deadlines to get to global net-zero by 2050.
  • No new coal, the phasing out of coal by 2030.
  • Ceasing all licensing or funding of new oil and gas.
  • Stopping any expansion of existing oil and gas reserves.
  • We must move into warp speed climate action now. We don’t have a moment to lose.

This article comments on that report.

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