Up First briefing: U.N. and climate change; UAW strike Day 4; Barrymore pauses show

Key topics discussed by world leaders during the U.N. General Assembly in New York are climate change and the ongoing UAW strike, while talk show host Drew Barrymore has temporarily halted her show due to an actors’ strike.

Climate Change Agenda: World leaders have convened in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly with climate change amongst its top priorities.
* U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres is hosting the Climate Ambition Summit where he has called upon countries to make credible commitments towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
* The state of California has seen legal action taken against oil companies Exxon Mobil, Shell and BP accusing them of misleading the public about climate change and the hazards of fossil fuels.

Ongoing UAW strike: The fourth day of the auto workers’ strike sees three manufacturing plants shut down resulting in the first simultaneous strike against Ford, General Motors and Stellantis.
* The strike could potentially influence the wider economy.
* Union demands have slightly decreased from an initial 40% wage increase over four years to the mid-30s, but it remains significantly higher than Ford and GM’s counteroffer of 20%.

TV Show Halts: Drew Barrymore has chosen to postpone the upcoming season of her talk show due to the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes.
* Barrymore has faced criticism for previously deciding to tape new episodes during the strike.
* Other shows such as The Talk and Jennifer Hudson’s have also gone on pause due to the strikes.

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