Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

Posted: April 1, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, government, IPCC, News

Predictable, as most other mass gatherings this year have been busy cancelling themselves recently for the same reason. It won’t be missed.

A key climate conference due in November is delayed over disruption caused by the coronavirus, reports BBC News.

The announcement was made in a joint statement from the UK and UN after a “virtual” meeting of officials.

Dozens of world leaders were due to attend the COP26 gathering that was set to run in Glasgow from November 9 this year.

It is expected that the conference will now take place by the middle of next year.

As the virus has spread around the world, there has been a growing expectation in recent weeks that the COP26 talks would be delayed.

Around 30,000 delegates, journalists and environmental campaigners were due in Scotland for the meeting.

Full report here.

  1. EternalOptimist says:

    Lobster suppers delayed for six months A spokeslobster commented that the delay was very very welcome.

  2. Saighdear says:

    Hooray!….. maybe not, – just means that the nonsense will be extended …. maybe maybe maybe – like Brexit it’ll “be done”

  3. BoyfromTottenham says:

    Maybe I am a hopeless optimist, but with the real health and economic impact of COVID-19 firmly in everyone’s mind by then, I am expecting that anything that comes out of COP26 will be treated with the contempt and derision that it deserves. Reality bites!

  4. tallbloke says:

  5. Graeme No.3 says:

    What odds are the bookmakers offering on it actually starting?

  6. tallbloke says:

    Someone’s peeved. Sergey Brin probably.

  7. Paul Vaughan says:

    No. Time for Naivety

    Remember what 16 Figures said: They have a series of events planned from now until 2030.

    “fool me once [Brexit] : shame on you
    fool me twice….”

    “Harvester of Sorrow” — Metallica

  8. Paul Vaughan says:

    Review of 16 Figures 3.5:

    “This is about the fate of humanity and all humanity, no matter what party you belong to,”

    “It’s a deliberate choice,” she told CNN in a video call. “This is not about subjecting ourselves to huge sacrifices that lead us to feeling that we’re having a worse life, it’s actually exactly the opposite,” she said.

    This is about moving toward a much better life, a life that has better health conditions, that has better urban conditions, that has better transport conditions, that has safer investment conditions.

    “We are in a different world than we were two years ago, the level of civil disobedience that has emerged all around the world, we haven’t seen for a generation, it’s incredibly positive,”

    “Historically, social change comes about when 3.5% of the population is pressing for it, and that’s amazing because we always think you need 100% of people and you don’t,” Figueres said. “We’re almost there, at the 3.5%.”

    “Fear does have a role, being woken up out of complacency does have a role. […]

    ‘we will write history,’ […] there isn’t much time to take this control: A decade, at best.

    “Ten years from now, in 2030, we will either have written a very positive story, or we will really be condemned to an endless destruction. So for these 10 years we’re holding the pen,” Figueres said.

    It makes perfect sense to people with a 2 year overstock of toilet paper and reserves to weather inflation past Great Depression.

    We are well past the point where “logical debate” matters. Only the king of naivety thinks a “logical debate” assures anything worthwhile in the high court of false assumption.

    “You’re playin’ with your life this ain’t no truth or dare” — MJ

  9. Paul Vaughan says:

    SatUN predates try bull lion cure worse than disease

    “The world’s top climate negotiator is feeling optimistic. She says you should too”
    16 figures 3.5% “civil disobedience” is “incredibly positive”. WHO? “UN’s top climate official”.

    “time moving slowly
    minutes seem like hours”
    — Metallica “Ride the Lightning”

    “drift on numbered days
    needlework the wei
    ch.op Eur. BRI-fest on UNear Roar” — Metallica “Mass Tor of Puppets”

    “For WHO(Metallica) BELT tolls”

    Signalling mistrust: They fear 2036 enough to give US real nightmares.

  10. oldbrew says:

    So Google believes in ‘aggressive actions to halt climate change’. What exactly might those be – move further away from the Sun perhaps? Google: ‘we recommend that you join Extinction Rebellion’ 🙄

    But who are the real climate change ‘deniers’? Here we have the Mann and Jones versions of ‘climate change’ in the last 1000 years (i.e. hardly any until recently), alongside what really happened (Central England, by Hubert Lamb). Google prefers propaganda to reality.

  11. oldbrew says:

    Deflated: Pressure For Tighter Climate Goals Evaporated With COP26 Delay
    Date: 02/04/20 Bloomberg

    Postponing the annual round of global climate talks reduces political pressure for nations to stiffen their goals to cut greenhouse gases, a major setback to the environmental movement.
    – – –
    Have they found a way to cut water vapour yet? Tinkering elsewhere wouldn’t do anything much even if their strange climate theories had any merit.

  12. Paul Vaughan says:

    Plan ET Psych Culls

    “IT does UN MET tor WHO’s wrong or write” — Michael Jackson “Beat IT”

    If few be leave in cycles (“4 a minute there” Radiohead) IT’s AI D-sided by SatUN’s counter-spin: codename = Plan ET Psych Culls.

    Country “Leaders”: Who ever joins only has to lockdown their people (with no food and no enduring way to pay rent) to get the bribe.

    The reason to think and write like this is to signal the value of freedom to “bold” (meaning deep state) human rights oppressors, WHO reprehensibly write freedom off as “God’s worthless”in design.

    IT’s AIready clear they’re “just” looking out for 3.5% of US.
    They’re “just” as terrifying as their D-sign UNtension.

    “…and Just Ice for AI” — Metallica

    D-TorUNs: Modern Eyes Mill IT Tory Buy East Stir 2036

    Let US show appreciation to God, praying for restored freedom.

  13. ren says:

    SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. “Our vaccine elicits the right response in animals. It gives us wings.”
    As Dr. Mariola Fotin-Mleczek said on Thursday, SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus vaccine has been working since mid-January. The vaccine is intended to be innovative because it uses ribonucleic acid, which contains information about the structure of the protein on the surface of the virus.

    – We have been preparing it for animal testing since January, and at the same time, the production of this vaccine for human testing started two weeks ago.

    Polish scientist works in a team in Germany.

  14. Stuart Brown says:

    “Our vaccine elicits the right response in animals. It gives us wings.”

    They should be useful when we can’t drive anywhere any more…

  15. ren says:

    It all began with an unexpected discovery. CureVacs founder, Dr. Ingmar Hoerr (a doctoral student at the time), discovered that when it was administered directly into tissue, the historically unstable biomolecule mRNA could be used as a therapeutic vaccine or agent after optimizationno complicated reformulations or molecular packaging needed.

    We built CureVac from lifes building blocks
    With a single discovery, CureVac opened the world up to the potential of mRNA to treat diseases and create vaccines. Officially founded in 2000, CureVac is the worlds first company to successfully harness mRNA for medical purposesbecause we saw opportunities where others saw obstacles. Today, were more than 400 passionate people strong, each one committed to using the clinical potential of our proprietary mRNA technology to provide tailored solutions for those with the greatest medical needs.

  16. tom0mason says:

    Paul Homewood has an interesting video up at

    Basically it answers the question of “Who Is Dr Tedros?” with a very informative and hard-hitting video about the head of the WHO. [spoiler he’s a murderous bureaucrat, anti-human, communist and Chinese stooge. ]

  17. oldbrew says:

    Tom – that was just your own personal view, obviously 😎
    – – –
    Re. China: GM is maintaining its focus on the introduction of luxury vehicles as well as midsize/large SUVs and MPVs—the segments with the strongest increase in customer demand.

    Few if any of those models will be electric. For the majority of car buyers, no fear factor about fuel burners despite all the phoney climate hysteria in the media etc.