Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record


Protestors hold a banner during a demonstration for the climate called ‘Act Now or Never’ to raise awareness for climate change, organised by ‘Rise for Climate Belgium’, in on September 22, 2019 in Brussels.

A damning new UN report published Sunday said the world is falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster as a result of runaway warming, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever.

It comes ahead of a major UN climate summit Monday that will be attended by more than 60 world leaders, as Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pushes for countries to increase their greenhouse gas reduction targets.
The report “highlights the urgent need for the development of concrete actions that halt global warming and the worst effects of climate change,” said its authors, the Science Advisory Group to the summit.
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