UN Sec. Gen. on climate change: "Get on board or get left behind"
UN Secretary-General António Guterres gave his first big speech on climate change Tuesday. His message about the Paris Agreement, which has 147 parties signed on to reduce global carbon emissions:
"My argument today is that it is absolutely essential that the world fulfill the Paris Agreement...Climate change is undeniable. Climate action is unstoppable...Climate change is a menace to jobs, business, and property...If any government doubts the global needs for these accords, it is reason for the others…to unite even stronger and stay the course."
The kicker: "Get on board or get left behind."
Context: This is a message for Trump, who has been telling confidants, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, he intends to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris deal.