Former UN chief linked global warming and coronavirus Responsibility for the future of Ban Ki-moon laid on the United States, China, Japan, South Korea and Europe.
The root cause of the coronavirus pandemic is global warming, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon said at an environmental conference in the Chinese city of Changsha.
Ban Ki-moon noted that it is necessary to fight not with symptoms, but with the root cause of the disease, which is human greed, says MK.ru. The coronavirus itself can be defeated, but in the future people may face another similar challenge.
According to the ex-head of the UN, the United States, China, Japan, South Korea and European countries, which are the main sources of harmful emissions, are primarily responsible for the future of mankind.
Earlier, UN Secretary General António Guterres said that in 2020 the Earth warmed up to a record level over the past three million years. Moreover, the efforts being made to prevent a climate catastrophe are no longer enough.