United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements
You are all aware of the perilous path we are on – towards climate change and destabilizing inequalities. On a previous visit to Switzerland I was given a special flight over the majestic Alpine mountains.
But while they were majestic and beautiful I was threatened and alarmed by the melting glaciers on the Alps. That was a clear warning signal of serious problems to come.
Planet earth is at a tipping point. Depending upon how we address climate change we may fall into disaster or move ahead into prosperity.
The challenge is to change course while there is still time.