As we know several issues are happening around the world. Let’s focus on two of the biggest ones that have the biggest effect on what is happening in the world today. One is war and the other is climate change. In the three segments that we have today, we’re going to have a secretary-general, as he is leading into COP about climate change and his trip to Antarctica. He was saying that scientists have said that the Arctic ice has melted enough to be comparable to a few countries in Europe.There’s a significant amount of ice gone. The SG will explain some of the reasons why we want to be concerned about the amount of ice that is actually on our planet, the warming effects and the planet’s ability to simply reflect some of the Sun away from our planet. So he’s gonna make some statements about that. And you’ll also be asking questions, of course about what’s going on in Israel leading us back to a war once again. With Full Moon in Israel. What about the ceasefire? How long is that gonna last? Several weeks around that? In another segment, we’re going to have the representative because he provides some testimony about how important it is for the UN Security Council to stick to the agreements they make, to enforce those agreements with their various countries. So that we find better commerce we find full it feeling secure about what is happening around them, that the Eastern world or the Western world being bullied. And apparently, we hear several times from the Russian Federation that, hey, once again, it is the United States and Western countries just trying to bulldoze the world into what it is they want, and not having regard for anyone else. How we work together as countries to ensure that we are listening to each other rather than shooting weapons and going to war.
From Secretary General
Hopes for a sustainable planet must not ‘melt away’: Guterres
Nowhere to hide
“What happens in Antarctica doesn’t stay in Antarctica”, Mr. Guterres said. “We live in an interconnected world. Melting sea ice means rising seas. And that directly endangers lives and livelihoods in coastal communities across the globe.
He noted that it’s not just the impact of floods and saltwater on food and water supplies at stake, but the viability of small islands and entire cities on coasts across the world.
“The movement of waters around Antarctica distributes heat, nutrients and carbon around the world, helping to regulate our climate and regional weather patterns”, he told correspondents outside the Security Council.
“But that system is slowing as the southern Ocean grows warmer and less dense. Further slowdown – or entire breakdown – would spell catastrophe.”
With no let-up in fossil fuel extraction “we’re heading towards a calamitous three-degree Celsius temperature rise by the end of the century”, he warned.
:If we continue as we are, and I strongly hope we will not, the Greenland and West Antarctica ice sheets will cross a deadly tipping point.”
This represents an astonishing rise of around 10 metres.
The vicious cycle means accelerated heating as ice diminishes and more extreme weather.
At COP28 in Dubai, which starts later this week, “leaders must break this cycle”, the UN chief declared.
The solutions are there
“The solutions are well known. Leaders must act to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, protect people from climate chaos, and end the fossil fuel age.”
Only a global pact to triple renewable energy use, a doubling in energy efficiency and access to clean power for all by 2030, will be sufficient, he argued.
“Antarctica is crying out for action”, the Secretary-General added. “I salute the thousands of researchers – in Antarctica and around the world – expanding our understanding of the changes taking place on the continent.
“They are testament to human ingenuity and the immense benefits of international collaboration. Leaders must not let the hopes of people around the world for a sustainable planet melt away.”