Dec 07 2018
The comments were made in Katowice, Poland, the city hosting the UN's COP24 climate talks - a multilateral meeting drawing together about 200 countries to set the rulebook for the 2015 Paris climate accords.
The Secretary-General started by noting that climate change is already "a matter of life and death" for many people, nations and countries of the world, and that the science is telling us we need to move faster.
Hosting the talks in the heart of its coal region of Silesia, Poland tried to set the tone for the two-week meeting by promoting the idea of a "just transition" for miners and other workers facing layoffs as countries adopt alternative energy sources.
"We need to act urgently, and with audacity", Espinosa said.
Guterres called climate change "the most important issue we face".
While business is participating in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the dialogue could be much more effective.
While the United States is withdrawing from the climate pact, the US Department of State said it was sending a delegation to the Katowice conference.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland on Monday with a dire warning to world leaders: Act now to combat rising temperatures or there will be catastrophic consequences.
"Our greatest threat in thousands of years", Attenborough said.
He called on the almost 200 countries represented in Katowice, Poland, to take the issue seriously, and commit to the course of action agreed to in Paris in 2015.
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Border Patrol helicopters flew overhead, while U.S. agents held vigil on foot beyond the wire fence in California. A self-admitted MS-13 gang member also traveling with the caravan was arrested Saturday .
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When he was elected in 2015, Mr Macri promised market-friendly reforms to get Argentina's isolated economy back on track. Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the allegations against the prince may be discussed during the G20 summit .
But Guterres said governments should embrace the opportunities of shifting to a "green economy" rather than cling to fossil fuels such as coal, which are blamed for a significant share of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2018 Emissions Gap Report from UN Environment which annually presents a definitive assessment of the "emissions gap" - the gap between anticipated emission levels in 2030, compared to levels consistent with a 2/1.5 degrees Celsius target.
He later told reporters that realities of global climate changes are "worse than expected, but the political will is relatively faded after Paris" and is not matching the current challenges. In terms of power generation in the country, 80 per cent of it comes from coal-based power plants and the summit is sponsored by JWS - the largest coal producer in Poland.
But a year ago President Trump shocked the global community when he pulled the USA out of the agreement, saying he would negotiate a new "fair" deal which would not put American businesses and workers at a disadvantage.
"For some people, this is a life-or-death situation without a doubt", said Natalie Mahowald, a Cornell University climate scientist and lead author of the IPCC report.
Citing a recent scientific report, the United Nations chief urged governments to aim for net zero emissions by 2050.
German Ambassador in Dhaka Peter Fahrenholtz stressed that the negative effects of climate change becoming perceptible for more and more people worldwide must immediately be taken seriously and must urgently be fought on a global level.
The World Bank has also announced a doubling of its climate fund, promising $200bn in funding over five years to support countries taking action against climate change.
Many countries are already dealing with the droughts, higher seas and catastrophic storms climate change is exacerbating.
As developing nations begged for vastly quicker action, host Poland was pushing its own agenda: a so-called "just transition" to greener energy which critics fear would allow it to continue burning coal for decades.
Dec 07 2018
Worldwide inquiry necessary in Khashoggi's murder, United Nations says
He said it seemed as though the White House's response to the Khashoggi killing was that "you can kill a journalist". Turkey has been seeking to extradite 18 suspects , including 15 members of the alleged assassination squad.
Dec 05 2018
Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses
Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom said: "We've tested the opinion of the House twice on this very serious subject". The issue risks overshadowing Mrs May's effort to win over MPs ahead of the showdown in a week's time.
Dec 05 2018
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Download.com has contacted Microsoft for comment and will update the story with any further details. The new browser will supposedly be way more powerful and faster than the Edge.
Dec 05 2018
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The Trump White House officially withdrew from the pact, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in May. The speech drew polite applause from the audience in Brussels but also sharp criticism from some quarters.
Dec 04 2018
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While most manufacturers have killed the 3.5mm headphone jack, Samsung is still keeping the audio port next to its USB-C port. An illustration depicted in the patent filing shows a Galaxy device with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the display.
Dec 03 2018
Police recommend Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for bribery
They also recommended charges be brought against Elovitch, members of his family and members of his Bezeq management team. The prime minister compared his defense to Hanukkah, which celebrates "the victory of light over darkness", he said.
Dec 02 2018
Microsoft briefly dethrones Apple as the most valuable United States company (AAPL, MSFT)
The last time Microsoft was bigger than Apple by this metric was in mid-2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg . Microsoft's dominance in the PC software market gave it a market value that was larger than Apple's for years.
Nov 28 2018
A century of history highlighted during Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Bahrain
Bob Menendez are working on to sanction the Crown Prince. "It's inconsistent with the intelligence I've seen", Lee said . The UK has also been blasted for its continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it conducts its brutal war in Yemen.
Nov 28 2018
Google Pixel 3 Lite poses for the camera - Android
Google only had two Pixel 3 smartphones to show off back in October, unveiling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . Some purported camera samples of the rumoured Pixel model also leaked recently.
Nov 27 2018
General Motors to phase down operations in Oshawa
The company has said tariffs on imported steel, imposed earlier this year by the Trump administration, have cost it $1 billion. In addition to the white collar job cuts, the company is shutting down plants that make models it is discontinuing.
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