Countries Urged to Fight Climate Change
Tue Dec 4, 2012 01:23 PM CST

DOHA (Dow Jones) -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday urged greater political will to fight climate change, and warned the world faced a "race against time" to stop global temperatures rising to dangerously high levels.

Ban told heads of state attending the U.N. climate change conference in Doha that it was still possible to limit a rise in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, but urgent action was needed by governments across the world.

"It (climate change) is an existential challenge to the human race," he said. "The pace and scale of ...

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