The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told world leaders to end their addiction to coal. He said the fossil fuel was a "major threat" to climate change and warned that the coal addiction "must be overcome". Mr Guterres was Thailand the ASEAN Summit. He said that many countries danger climate change are in Asia. He told the world leaders that: "Countries in these areas are countries that are one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change." He added that: "Unless we are able to...defeat climate change, 2050, the research has forecasted that 300 million people the world will be flooded sea water."
Mr Guterres said climate change was, "the biggest threat to the planet the present moment". He said using coal was a big problem. "We have to put a price carbon. We need to stop subsidies fossil fuels." He urged, "stopping the construction coal-power electricity plants order to be able to defeat climate change." The UN chief was speaking a day that saw "unbearable" and "hazardous" levels air pollution in India's capital Delhi. An Indian health ministry official, Varun Jhaveri, said pollution monitors did not have enough digits to accurately record the pollution. He tweeted: "I think we are heading Delhi recording the most polluted day the history the world!! This is a disaster!"