British Prime Min Boris Johnson stated to world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday night that humanity must “grow up” in order to tackle the climate change , and that humans cannot continue to trashing the earth like teenagers on a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a s a a a a a a a a a a s a a a a a a a s a a a a s a s a s a s a s a s s a s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
Johnson will host a major United Nations summit on climate change in Glasgow, Scotland, in six weeks. To press governments to set higher emissions reduction targets and to provide more funding to poor countries to clean up their economies, Johnson is making a trip to New York for the U.N. General Assembly.
He made a speech Wednesday to the General Assembly, saying it was now or never for the world to achieve its goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C below pre-industrial levels.
” If we continue on our current course, temperatures will rise by at least 2.7 degrees by the end the century. Johnson stated that Johnson did not know what this would do to the ice floes. Johnson stated that we will experience desertification, drought, crop loss, and mass movements of people on a scale never seen before. It is not because of an unforeseen natural disaster or other calamity, but because we are doing what we’re doing now. “
In his speech, Johnson compared humanity to an impetuous 16-year-old — “just old enough to get ourselves into serious trouble.”
“We have come to that fateful age when we know roughly how to drive and we know how to unlock the drinks cabinet and to engage in all sorts of activity that is not only potentially embarrassing but also terminal,” he said.
” We believe that someone will clean up the mess that we make because that is what someone has always done,” he said. “We continue to trash our habitats, believing that because we have done it before, we can do it again.” Johnson said.
“My friends, the adolescence of humanity is coming to an end,” Johnson, said, adding: “We must come together in a collective coming of age.”
Hopes for a successful Glasgow summit have been boosted by announcements this week from the world’s two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters, the United States and China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, while U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to double financial aid for green growth to poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024.
Britain has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, and Johnson has championed the expansion of renewable energy, saying the U.K. could become the “Saudi Arabia of wind.” But he is under fire from environmentalists for failing to scrap new North Sea oil drilling and a proposed new coal mine in northwest England.