‘The pressure for change is building’: reactions to the Glasgow climate pact | Cop26 | The Guardian


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

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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

COP26: World at one minute to midnight over climate change – Boris Johnson – BBC News


Well it appears Planespotters can take something from COP26, but can Climate Change supporters, for, currently, it is not looking good, especially with the presidents of China, Russia and Brazil not coming.

But we do have to hope it will be a success, especially for those countries already suffering climate problems and a number already experiencing loss of habitable land.

This is the last chance for all of us.

 

Source: COP26: World at one minute to midnight over climate change – Boris Johnson – BBC News

Mum paralysed by stroke after M25 protest delayed trip to hospital by six hours – Mirror Online


The woman’s son Chris said he was ‘so angry and so upset’ as he watched his mum ‘slip away’ while they were stuck in standstill traffic on the M25. Doctors said her recovery would have been minimal if she had arrived within 90 minutes

 

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While I agree drastic actions need to be taken regarding climate change, but to cause all this disruption and also much pain and suffering should not be the way.

The people kept in these jams caused by these protestors actions are in no way to blame, by all means go after those in the Government but not the innocents.

Yes, these protestors have a right to protest, but the persons held in these jams also have rights and by exercising one right should not mean that other rights are ignored.

Source: Mum paralysed by stroke after M25 protest delayed trip to hospital by six hours – Mirror Online

The Trump administration has made the U.S. less ready for infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus : The Conversation


The Trump administration has cut funding for infectious disease research and reduced high-level staffing for global health security, leaving the nation less prepared for major outbreaks.

Source: The Trump administration has made the U.S. less ready for infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus : The Conversation

Outrage at whites-only image as Ugandan climate activist cropped from photo | World news | The Guardian


Vanessa Nakate was excised from image, which also featured Greta Thunberg, ‘purely on composition grounds’ says Associated Press

Source: Outrage at whites-only image as Ugandan climate activist cropped from photo | World news | The Guardian

Greta Thunberg Rips Steve Mnuchin For Saying She Needs An Econ Degree Before He’ll Listen – The Union Journal


Teen ecological lobbyist Greta Thunberg coached Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday after he claimed she needs an university degree in business economics before he’ll condescend to take her seriously regarding environment adjustment. “It doesn’t take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1,5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments […]

Source: Greta Thunberg Rips Steve Mnuchin For Saying She Needs An Econ Degree Before He’ll Listen – The Union Journal

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature : The Conversation


A new study lays out a road map for protecting and restoring 50% of Earth’s surface, targeted to preserve biodiversity and maximize natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere.

Source: To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature : the Conversation