United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres today, says the world is looking into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane, in a speech to political leaders and business chiefs at Davos.
The UN boss delivered a scorching assessment of the sorry state of our world, from the main stage at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort town.
Guterres reveals that the world is being plagued by a perfect storm on a number of fronts.
His litany of threats included the looming global recession, the war in Ukraine, deepening inequalities, a rapidly unfolding cost of living crisis, high debt levels pounding vulnerable countries, and the lingering scars of the pandemic.
Guterres added that the battle is being lost in the fight against global warming and that every week brings a new climate horror.
He stated that the commitment to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels is going up in smoke and the world was hurtling towards a 2.8 degree increase.