Two men. Two global organizations. One common theme. Barely 24-hours after former U.S. President Bill Clinton called on “governments, businesses, philanthropies and other prominent institutions” to back the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) because “the world’s on fire,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres dutifully echoed the declaration of impending doom.
The committed globalists made their grim warnings alongside appeals for money – lots of it – and a call for trust in their ability to safeguard our collective futures.
In speeches and remarks leading up to the start of the leaders’ meeting Tuesday at the U.N.’s New York headquarters, Guterres cited the “immense” task not only of saving the planet, “which is literally on fire,” but of dealing with the persisting coronavirus pandemic.
AP reports the veteran Portuguese socialist also lamented “a lack of access to finance for developing countries to recover — a crisis not seen in a…