UK urged to save Cop26 UN climate change summit in Glasgow

Posted: January 6, 2021 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, government, greenblob, Politics
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The greenblob is right to think ‘COP-speak’ is a big turn-off for the public, but that’s about all they get right. Trying to manipulate the Earth’s climate by demonising the minor trace gas carbon dioxide is a vastly expensive exercise in futility. Seeing hundreds of planes full of delegates arriving in Glasgow (if it happens) will undermine any little public credibility the COP exercise, supposedly about ’emissions’, might have. People may be even less impressed if/when delegates start arguing for semi-permanent forms of lockdown, in pursuit of their long-term agendas.
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UK ministers are under pressure to rescue the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (Cop26) in Glasgow this year amid concerns not enough energy is being poured into preparations for the crucial talks, reports The National News (N World).

Environmental experts warned the government must step up preparations after a report claimed at the weekend Business Secretary Alok Sharma offered to quit his government post to focus on his second responsibility as Cop26 president.

The November talks are seen as critical for accelerating global action towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Participating countries are expected to hammer out new emission reduction targets to limit global warming to well below 2°C.

However, the talks come as a faster-spreading coronavirus variant runs amok in the UK, prompting Prime Minister Boris Johnson to order the UK into its third national lockdown.

The event was supposed to be held last year but was put back to 2021 due to the pandemic.

Rebecca Willis, a researcher at Lancaster Environment Centre, urged the government to use its presidency of the summit to push for a green recovery from the pandemic.

“For government, it’s about looking across the whole economy, understanding that climate policy is investment policy, infrastructure policy, tax policy … and that Covid recovery is also climate policy,” she tweeted.

She added that the summit suffered “big engagement challenges” among ordinary citizens.

“In terms of wider outreach, I worry that COP-speak galvanises climate wonks and no-one else,” she said.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. Gamecock says:

    The deification of Man.

    Planeloads of geniuses discussing how Man controls the weather. Uhh . . . influences the weather . . . uhh . . . okay, notices the weather.

  2. wilpretty says:

    The UK is suffering from an actual health emergency.
    The COP should be relocated to a hot climate country where the conditions will be less conducive to the spreading of this virus.

  3. wilpretty says:

    Should Biden get in I am sure he would be delighted to host it in California, that would be an ideal place for it to be hosted every time.

  4. saighdear says:

    Huh, never mind all those Gonks in the future: today, FOR STARTERS, @Gridwatch, we needed 8% COAL power because we only RECEIVED 9% combined Wind n Solar at Lunchtime. and more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-06/u-k-electricity-grid-creaks-under-repeated-winter-pressure ….

  5. tom0mason says:

    Rebecca Willis, a researcher at Lancaster Environment Centre — Rebecca has a degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from Lancaster University — from https://www.rebeccawillis.co.uk/biography/

    So very scientific.

  6. Dave Ward says:

    “Not enough energy is being poured into preparations for the crucial talks”

    I find that rather ironic, considering WE are continually being told to reduce our energy consumption…

  7. Gamecock says:

    They should have to wear double masks.

  8. oldbrew says:

    “For government, it’s about looking across the whole economy, understanding that climate policy is investment policy, infrastructure policy, tax policy … and that Covid recovery is also climate policy,” she tweeted.
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    The weather-dependent economy. One thing nobody in Britain can depend on is the weather 😎

    Another thing would be the deluded ramblings of climate miserablists.

  9. oldbrew says:

    Wind is providing a puny 7% of UK electricity this calm morning, gas 54%, nuclear 14%.

    Now it’s ‘go big or go home’…

    Dogger Bank’s giant turbines herald a wind of change in UK industry
    Sat 2 Jan 2021

    The ambition of the North Sea project promises vast quantities of green energy – and many green jobs

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/02/dogger-banks-giant-turbines-herald-a-wind-of-change-in-uk-industry
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    Don’t mention the days when there’s little or no wind.

    Update 3.45 pm: coal ahead of wind power

  10. Gamecock says:

    ‘The ambition of the North Sea project promises vast quantities of green energy – and many green jobs’

    The Recovery™ can’t wait for green jobs. Start breaking windows NOW.

  11. oldbrew says:

    JANUARY 7, 2021
    Beijing freezes as temperature hits five decade lows

    Beijing regularly battles dry, bitter winters due to sharp currents from the northwest.

    But climate change campaigners warn that as the earth warms, the number of extreme weather events will increase and become more deadly.

    https://phys.org/news/2021-01-beijing-temperature-decade-lows.html
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    Climate alarmism isn’t weather-dependent 🤣

  12. Coeur de Lion says:

    It will fail as usual. The can will be kicked further down the road. Everyone knows Paris is dead. Bad karma to have any connection with it.

  13. Gamecock says:

    “Beijing freezes as temperature hits five decade lows”

    Which is consistent with climate change*.

    *But, then, any weather is consistent with climate change. It is all purpose. And unmeasurable. It has no mass; it has no volume. BUT IT’S REAL, DAMMIT!

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