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Guterres urges action to avert climate change 'catastrophe'

July 01, 2019 00:00:00

ABU DHABI, June 30 (AFP): UN chief Antonio Guterres said climate-related devastation was striking the planet on a weekly basis and warned Sunday that urgent action must be taken to avoid a catastrophe.

"We are here because the world is facing a grave climate emergency," Guterres told a two-day Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting to prepare for a Climate Action Summit in New York in September.

"Climate disruption is happening now… It is progressing even faster than the world's top scientists have predicted," the UN secretary general said.

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