UN Chief Urges Action To Make Earth Carbon Neutral By 2050
Protesters hold signs during the Global Climate Strike demonstration in Washington, D.C., U.S. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)  

UN Chief Urges Action To Make Earth Carbon Neutral By 2050

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The United Nations is kicking off an all-day session to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the Climate Action Summit on Monday by saying, “Earth is issuing a chilling cry: Stop.”

Guterres told world leaders that it’s not a time to negotiate but to act to make the world carbon neutral by 2050.

He wants to limit global temperature increases to a few more tenths of a degree, and he said the world can do it.

More than 60 world leaders are set to speak, kicking off with leaders from New Zealand, the hard-hit Marshall Islands, India and Germany.

The U.S. is not on the agenda, but a spokeswoman said President Donald Trump may pop in.

Also read: World Leaders Gather in New York as Global Climate Protests Grow

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