UN chief urges countries to stop ‘addiction to coal’ to tackle climate change

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/united-nations-climate-summit-madrid-1.5380527

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged countries Monday not to give up the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming. In his opening speech, Guterres cited recent scientific data showing levels of heat-trapping gases have hit a record high, reaching levels not seen for at least three million years when sea levels were 10 to 20 metres higher than today.