United Nations chief Antonio Guterres shifted gears on apocalyptic climate rhetoric on global warming, declaring, “The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived.”
Guterres said it was “terrifying” to see children “swept away by monsoon rains, families running from the flames, workers collapsing in scorching heat.”
The socialist painted a fear-driven picture of a world in peril during his speech from the U.N. headquarters in New York.
Guterres said “short of a mini ice age” over coming days, some scientists estimate July 2023 would shatter records across the board.
“Climate change is here. It is terrifying, and it is just the beginning,” Guterres outlined.
“The era of global warming has ended. The era of global boiling has arrived,” Guterres declared.
“The consequences are clear, and they are tragic — children swept away by monsoon rains, families running from the flames, workers collapsing in scorching heat.
“For vast parts of North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, it is a cruel summer.”
Guterres spoke as a separate analysis published Friday by Leipzig University climate scientist Karsten Haustein, in which he estimated July could possibly finish 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than the 2019 record.
Dr. Haustein predicted it would make it the warmest month on record, but potentially in “thousands if not tens of thousands of years.”
“We may have to go back all the way to the Eemian warm period (about 120,000 years ago) to find similarly warm conditions,” he said, according to ABC.
“But since paleo-temperature records do not provide high enough temporal resolution, we cannot say with certainty that this July hasn’t been hotter during the peak of the current interglacial [period],” he said.
Guterres has been sounding the climate doom alarm now for years.
Last year, he told participants in the COP27 climate summit of looming “climate chaos” due to humanity’s “fossil fuel addiction.”
“We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator,” the career diplomat said in his speech.
“How will we answer when baby 8 billion is old enough to ask: What did you do for our world and for our planet when you had the chance?” he asked.
In 2019, the secretary-general said climate-related devastation is striking the earth on a weekly basis, and global action must be taken.
“We are here because the world is facing a grave climate emergency,” Guterres told an audience at a two-day Abu Dhabi climate meeting.
“Climate disruption is happening now… It is progressing even faster than the world’s top scientists have predicted,” the U.N. secretary-general said.
“It is outpacing our efforts to address it. Climate change is running faster than we are.”