British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking at the UN General Assembly on September 22, said that the country produces so much wind energy that he should take the name Boreas in honor of the ancient Greek god of the north wind, which is consonant with his own (Boris).
“When I was a child, we made almost 80% of our electricity from coal; it is now down to 2% or less and will disappear completely by 2024 […] We produce so much sea wind that I am considering changing my name in honor of the god of the north wind – Boreas Johnson, ”the press service of the UK government quoted Johnson as saying.
In his speech, the Prime Minister paid special attention to the problem of nature conservation and the fight against global climate change.
He said that if humanity wants to stop the temperature surges, it is necessary for all countries to become more active and make an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“We have released energy from the atom itself and from hydrogen, and we have found ways to store that energy in ever-larger batteries and even molten salt. We have the tools for a green industrial revolution, but time is desperately short, ”said the British prime minister.
Earlier, on September 20, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that due to climate warming, the world is heading towards disaster. According to him, in order to limit the temperature rise by 1.5 degrees, it is necessary to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030, but the countries of the world, on the contrary, are moving towards an increase in greenhouse gas emissions by 16% by 2030 compared to 2010 levels.
On September 14, UN General Assembly Chairman Abdullah Shahid promised to convene a high-level climate meeting in October. It will take place ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place from October 31 to November 12, 2021.