Applause for Cop26 president Alok Sharma after he gave the closing speech at the closing plenary of the UN climate summit on Saturday. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
We are all seeing the effects of climate change some much more than others, but many in the developed world and a few in the non-developed world are not taking it as seriously as they should.
That said, and although Cop26 could have done a whole lot better, it did achieve somethings as long as all the countries present do as they promised. But even that can’t be guaranteed.
Even what has been promised will not be enough to save some of the countries who were present, especially some of the small island nations. Great Abaco, Bahamas being just one
The likes of China, India and Australia should be ashamed of some of their lack of commitment, but others could do more including Russia, America and even the UK and some others in the developed world. Also some in the non-developed world such as Brazil.
World leaders have to commit and with some of the major countries their leaders were not there not even for one second.
If in the next 5 to 10 years one country is lost then this will be down to all the lack of commitment at Cop26 and all the other Cops, for the days of inaction have gone long ago.
Coal has to go, no matter how important to some countries it is and go quickly, even 2030 could be too late. But there is gas and oil and the destructions of forests which also need to be seriously dealt with.
They need to go completely as discounting is nowhere near good enough.
Even with America their involvement can’t be guaranteed for it could be more than likely that Trump or some others could emerge, as it could in many of the other countries.
Climate change is with us and has been for many years, but it is not being taken as seriously as it should be.
There will be another Cop being Cop27 in Egypt next year and much more needs to be done there , if not before.
Source: ‘The pressure for change is building’: reactions to the Glasgow climate pact | Cop26 | The Guardian