ARCHIVE – Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, speaks at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa
“The 1.5 degrees are in the intensive care unit and the machines are shaking. So you are in great danger, »said Guterres on Thursday in New York. He emphasized that reaching the Paris 1.5 degree target is still possible. But humanity is approaching a tipping point where the worst effects of the climate crisis will become irreversible.
The UN climate conference COP27 begins on Sunday in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. There, representatives from around 200 countries want to spend two weeks discussing, among other things, how global warming can be curbed.