Greta Thunberg is right, COP26 is all just blah, blah, blah
- Nov 3, 2021 10:00 am GMT
Love her or loathe her it’s hard to deny that the climate activist isn’t right about the ongoing talking shop called the COP26. Just as we have seen in previous conferences politicians will promise the Earth yet, in reality, very little will actually become reality.
What did Thunberg say?
Addressing protestors in Glasgow’s Festival Park she criticised the much-vaunted and publicised COP26 conference saying that it was nothing more than a “blah blah blah” of world leaders saying a lot and delivering little.
“Change is not going to come from inside there- that is not leadership, this is leadership. We say no more blah blah blah, no more exploitation of people and nature and the planet. No more exploitation. No more blah blah blah. No more whatever the f*** they are doing inside there.
"Inside Cop they are just politicians and people in power pretending to take our future seriously. Pretending to take the present seriously of the people who are being affected already today by the climate crisis,” she said.
It’s all politics
The climate debate has now descended into a political battleground with every political party in the UK trying to snatch up voters concerned over the environment.
A sceptical person might think that in reality, they don’t really care all that much, how can they when the Conservatives changed the planning rules and promised to build hundreds of thousands of new homes across swathes of the country.
And then there are the countless businesses all cashing in on the green frenzy. Companies that continue to exploit the planet’s resources and perpetuate the destruction of nature.
It could even be called hypocrisy of the highest degree, especially when the public is told that they will have their living standards massively impacted. Planned bans on gas boilers, bans on new petrol and diesel cars and many of the other announcements made in recent years will result in the poorest being hit the hardest.
If you need any further evidence of this then just look at the blatant hypocrisy taking place at the COP26 itself. The public is told to reduce their carbon footprint by travelling less, yet the thousands of delegates attending the conference flew or drove there.
Over 400 private jets landed in Scotland so that the rich and powerful can mingle and decide the future of the rest of us. Celebrities, business tycoons and politicians are all planning and scheming on how to exploit the masses whilst they continue to get richer and take even more power for themselves.
Simply put, the measures being suggested by these politicians will not tackle the real threats to our planet.
Instead of obsessing over carbon and duping the public into believing that only their leaders and governments can save the world (the sheer audacity of this belief is staggering, especially after the disastrous way these same leaders completely botched the Covid 19 pandemic), they should be focusing on removing plastics from our land and oceans, improving current reliable technology, and making them cleaner and more efficient.
The very fact that they keep banging on about technologies that are either massively expensive to the average person or not even proven to work just proves that it's all about making money not protecting the environment.
Wind farms, solar farms and Evs will all result in massive environmental damage and loss of wildlife. Immense amounts of land are required for solar farms and as numerous instances have shown they’ve been built on forests and destroyed animal habitats. Wind turbines themselves are pollutants with their environmentally damaging materials being buried in landfill once discarded not to mention the huge threat to birds and bats.
Evs require precious resources and rare elements. In a World Bank report, it predicted that nearly 40% of the Earth’s landmass will have to be utilised for mining in order to meet demand. All these ‘solutions’ are massively harmful and not only threaten wildlife and the environment but our energy security as well.
Just like the previous climate conferences before it, Cop 26 will prove to be nothing more than just another talking shop or as Greta said just more blah blah blah.
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