SPEAKING-OUT

Fri Mar 2, 6:47 AM ET
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that global warming posed the same threat to humanity as war and warned of an "unconscionable legacy" being left for future generations.

In a speech to a UN International School Conference, Ban acknowledged that the "majority" of the UN's work still focuses on the prevention and resolution of conflict.
"But the danger posed by war to all of humanity -- and to our planet -- is at least matched by the climate crisis and global warming," he said.
Pledging to raise the issue at a summit of the G8 major industrialised nations in June, Ban said the absence of decisive measures to combat climate change would place an appalling burden on succeeding generations.
"That would be an unconscionable legacy; one which we must all join hands to avert," he said. "As it stands, the damage already inflicted on our ecosystem will take decades, perhaps centuries, to reverse -- if we act now." ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ED.NOTE++ TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN + + + +

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Anonymous said…
Its about time someone in authority spoke about this subject.We can't ignore it anymore.

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