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UN Chief Warns That Political Will To Fight Climate Change Appears To Be Fading

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According to a report by Huffpost, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the political will to fight climate change appears to be fading as things continue to get worse for those already feeling the effects. Guterres reportedly accused countries of not living up to their commitments under the 2016 Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius about pre-industrial levels.

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