There’ll be no reprieve for the climate in 2018.

Prolonged drought, little rain followed by flooding, unbearable heat will continue to dominate climate challenge in 2018.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued this warning, saying that climate chaos would continue.

He also noted that climate change is still moving much faster than human beings.

The UN chief, therefore, called for the political will, innovation and financing to cut global emissions by at least 25% over the next two years.

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“Scientists are now worried that unless accelerated action is taken by 2020, the Paris goal may become unattainable,” Guterres said.

The Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted by world leaders in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius and pursues efforts to limit the temperature increase even further, to 1.5 degrees.

“I am beginning to wonder how many more alarm bells must go off before the world rises to the challenge,” Guterres lamented.

The UN scribe noted that 2017 had been filled with climate chaos and 2018 had already brought more of the same.