Human well-being lies in protecting the health of the planet. It's time to re-evaluate and reset our relationship with nature. — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Human well-being lies in protecting the health of the planet. It's time to re-evaluate and reset our relationship with nature. — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Amid Texas storm, UN chief says it's 'complete ignorance' to say cold weather nullifies the reality of climate change
  • The UN chief excoriated leaders who suggest cold weather means global warming isn't happening.
  • "This is total lack of scientific knowledge, this is complete ignorance," Antonio Guterres said.
  • A fatal winter storm in Texas has sparked renewed discussions on climate change in the US.
In response to whether climate change is to blame for the intense winter weather in the US, the UN chief said global warming could make "all storms, all oscillations ... more extreme."

... Republican leaders and climate change skeptics have falsely blamed the outages on renewable energy sources and the Green New Deal, a Democratic plan to address climate change that hasn't actually been implemented. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the state's power grid, said that most of the outages have been "primarily due to issues on the natural gas system."


The UN on Thursday released a new, dire report on environmental crises threatening humanity, zeroing in on climate change, biodiversity depletion, and pollution. It offers a blueprint for how the world can approach this trio of crises.

"Without nature's help, we will not thrive or even survive. For too long, we have been waging a senseless and suicidal war on nature," Guterres said in remarks on the report during a virtual press briefing on Thursday. "Human well-being lies in protecting the health of the planet. It's time to re-evaluate and reset our relationship with nature."

In his remarks, Guterres praised President Joe Biden's move to return the US to the Paris climate accord, a landmark agreement between almost 200 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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