Climate change talks – level 2

28-09-2021 07:00

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and more than 35 other world leaders.

Guterres said that world leaders did not work hard enough to stop climate change. He said that it was necessary to lower emissions and to help poorer countries make cleaner energy.

This year’s summer was full of natural disasters. Wildfires destroyed a large part of the US and floods hit the US, China, and Europe, too. There were cyclones in places where they never were before.

Guterres said that it was necessary to lower emissions by 45% by 2030. The latest numbers show that countries lowered emissions, but it was not enough. If the situation stays as it is now, the emissions will grow by 16% in 2030.

Difficult words: climate change (the change of weather on Earth), cyclone (a tropical storm), emission (the gas, dust, and other things from vehicles or factories).

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