Cuban foreign minister calls for action against climate change

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Havana, January 22 (RHC)-- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has called for action against climate change, considered a threat to survival and whose effects are already irreversible.

The last decade was the hottest recorded to date and 2019 is confirmed as the second warmest year since records exist, stated Cuba's top diplomat on Twitter.

The World Meteorological Organization warned that the heat waves of recent years have been the most lethal, affecting all continents and setting national record temperatures.

Widespread and long-lasting heat waves, record-breaking fires and other devastating events such as tropical cyclones, floods and droughts impacted socio-economic development and the environment.

In the report 'United in Science,' published on the U.N. website, it added that in the summer of 2019, unprecedented fires occurred in the Arctic that released 50 megatons of carbon into the atmosphere in June alone.

This is more than all the fires in that region together from 2010 to 2018. There were also multiple fires in the Amazon rainforest, particularly in August.

Despite this data, politicians like U.S. President Donald Trump insist on denying the effects of climate change and call it a 'tall tale.'

Edited by Pedro Manuel Otero



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