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Watch: Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Warns ‘The Living Would Envy the Dead’ Due To Climate Change – NYC Will Drown

Kofi Annan on climate trends: NYC will drown and ‘the living would envy the dead’

Published on Jul 22, 2015

Speaking at the World Summit of Conscience, former UN Chief Kofi Annan says that if the world doesn’t take immediate action to reverse current climate trends, glaciers and ice sheets could disappear causing New York City to drown. He then quotes former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to predict without action ‘the living would envy the dead.’

KOFI ANNAN: “I know that if action is not taken immediately to stop and reverse current climate trends, my grandson will live in a world where the average global temperature could be several degrees higher than when I was a child. The result would be suffocating heat waves, severe droughts, disastrous floods, and devastating wild fires. Entire regions would experience catastrophic decline in food production. Glaciers and ice sheets would disappear leading to rising sea levels, drowning cities such as New York and Venice and small island states. This brings to mind what Nikita Khrushchev once said when reflecting the impact of potential nuclear war, ‘the living would envy the dead’.”

Climate Summit of Conscience
Paris, France