The United Nations chief has told world leaders to overcome their addiction to coal. He said the fossil fuel was a "major threat" to climate change. He was in Thailand for the ASEAN Summit. The UN chief said countries in Asia are "in one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change". He added that: "Unless we are able to...defeat climate change, in 2050, the research has forecasted that 300 million people in the world will be flooded by sea water."
The UN chief said climate change was, "the biggest threat to the planet at the present moment". He asked countries to stop building coal-power electricity plants. As he spoke, there were dangerous levels of air pollution in Delhi. Air monitors did not have enough digits to record the pollution. A health official tweeted: "I think we are heading towards Delhi recording the most polluted day in the history of the world!! This is a disaster!"