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UN Sets 5-year Goal to Broaden Climate Early Warning Systems

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres makes a statement outside the Security Council at U.N. headquarters on March 14, 2022. Guterres announced Wednesday, March 23, 2022 a project to put every person on Earth in range of early warning systems for natural disasters, which have grown more powerful and frequent due to climate change, within five years. The project with the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization aims to broaden the deployments and use of such climatic alert systems beyond many rich countries. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres makes a statement outside the Security Council at U.N. headquarters on March 14, 2022. Guterres announced Wednesday, March 23, 2022 a project to put every person on Earth in range of early warning systems for natural disasters, which have grown more powerful and frequent due to climate change, within five years. The project with the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization aims to broaden the deployments and use of such climatic alert systems beyond many rich countries. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Geneva (AP) -- The chief of the United Nations announced a project Wednesday to put every person on Earth in range of early weather-warning systems within five years as natural disasters have grown more powerful and frequent due to climate change.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the project with the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization aims to make the alert systems already used by many rich countries available to the developing world.