Global warming eclipses nuclear war as top concern: Nobel laureate

The threat of climate change has overtaken the prospect of nuclear war as the most pressing concern facing humanity, a former Colombian president and Nobel peace laureate warned Monday. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Experts called for more action to reduce carbon emissions and move faster towards renewable energy and taxes on carbon emissions
  • Taxes on carbon emissions provide an incentive to cut pollution.
  • Assistant United Nations Secretary-General for Climate Change Ovais Sarmad warned that the world is facing an "existential crisis".

The threat of climate change has overtaken the prospect of nuclear war as the most pressing concern facing humanity, a former Colombian president and Nobel peace laureate warned Monday.

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