February 18th local time, the United Nations Environment Programme released the latest report called Harmony with Nature.
The report points out that the earth is currently facing three major crises: climate change, biodiversity destruction and pollution, and people must change their relationship with nature.
According to the report, the interaction of the three major crises, climate change, biodiversity destruction and pollution, coupled with the impact of dependence on fossil fuels and excluding environmental costs, poses a serious threat to the earth’s natural environment.
The report points out that in order to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the goal of carbon neutrality in the mid-21st century, people must use more scientific means, make bolder decisions, and continue to innovate and invest in activities to protect people and nature.
At the press conference, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said that “people have been waging a meaningless suicide war against nature” for a long time, which has led to three major crises.
Now, people should reassess their relationship with nature and make changes.
Guterres: Extremely cold weather in the United States is caused by climate change
In response to a question from a CCTV reporter, Guterres said that the current extreme winter weather in the United States is also caused by climate change and global warming.
CCTV reporter Xu Dezhi: Some people deny climate change and global warming.
Do you think climate change is one of the reasons for extreme weather in winter? How do you think you should tell the facts to those who deny it.
United Nations Secretary-General Guterres: Both high and low temperature weather are more extreme, which is caused by climate change.
Climate change has expanded its impact.
Overall, temperatures are rising rapidly, while all storms, including snowstorms, are also increasing rapidly, which is largely caused by climate change.
Guterres said that anyone who denies climate change has a lack of scientific views and is ignorant.
The current extreme winter weather shows that people must act immediately to deal with climate problems.