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U.N. Secretary-General Warns World Is in Peril

HeadlineSep 21, 2022

The opening day of the U.N. General Assembly began with a dire warning from U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.

Secretary-General António Guterres: “Our world is in peril and paralyzed. Geopolitical divides are undermining the work of the Security Council, undermining international law, undermining trust and people’s faith in democratic institutions, undermining all forms of international cooperation. We cannot go on like this.”

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres also warned about the climate emergency and blasted fossil fuel companies.

Secretary-General António Guterres: “The fossil fuel industry is feasting on hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies and windfall profits, while households’ budgets shrink and our planet burns. Excellencies, let’s tell it like it is: Our world is addicted to fossil fuels, and it’s time for an intervention. We need to hold fossil fuel companies and their enablers to account.”

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