KATOWICE, Poland | UN chief: Climate change is “most important issue we face”

KATOWICE, Poland | UN chief: Climate change is “most important issue we face”

KATOWICE, Poland— U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century.

Guterres called climate change as “the most important issue we face.”

“Even as we witness devastating climate impacts causing havoc across the world, we are still not doing enough, nor moving fast enough, to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate disruption,” Guterres told delegates from almost 200 countries who gathered in Katowice, Poland.

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