Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres accused big oil companies of peddling the ‘big lie,’ on Wednesday calling for them to be held accountable. ‘Today fossil fuel producers and their enablers are still racing to expand production knowing full well that these business models is inconsistent with human survival,’ he said.
Guterres also warned that the world was ‘flirting with disaster’, warning that global temperature pledges were at risk of being breached. ‘The commitment to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees is nearly going up in smoke. Without further action we are headed to a 2.8 degree increase.’