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UN warns on the state of the climate

United Nations, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, considered the planet to be "on the edge of the abyss" after the publication of a report on the state of the climate, done by the World Meteorological Organization (IOM).

The head of the United Nations assured that the Earth is emitting a call for help by insisting on the impact of pollution from fossil fuels and calling for more action in this regard.

Guterres recalled that in 2023 there were several records for land and ocean temperatures as well as an unprecedented rise in sea level.

“Glaciers are likely to have lost more ice than ever before,” the UN chief further warned in a video message released here.

Last September, he added, Antarctic sea ice was one million square kilometers smaller than the previous record low for that time of year, representing an area almost 25 times larger than Switzerland.

The impact of all this is stark, brutal and accelerating with lethal force, the agency’s top official said.

The IOM described the climate crisis as the greatest human challenge after recording 2023 as the warmest year and the greatest glacier ice losses since they began to be measured in the mid-20th century.