Oct 31, 2021
By Jeremy Logan
U.N. leaders have opened a crucial global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland amid papal appeals for prayers and activists’ demands for action.
Sunday’s opening of U.N. climate talks kicks off two weeks of intense diplomatic negotiations by almost 200 countries.
The talks are aimed at greatly speeding up the global response to global warming.
Patricia Espinosa, who is the head of the U.N. climate office, said government leaders face two choices at the climate summit.
She said they can sharply cut greenhouse gas emissions and help communities and countries survive what is becoming a hotter, harsher world or accept that “humanity faces a bleak future on this planet.”