If you’re doubting the sincerity of the world leaders who are meeting to talk – and I stress, talk – about fighting climate change and the destruction of our eco-system at COP26, you’re not the only one:
They flew there in their jet aeroplanes and will fly out in them .
It is just a jolly at the tax payers expense .
Perhaps #Johnson should return to London by rail , show some commitment!
When is the next one planned ?
— Kim Mortimer (@Mortimer4Kim) November 1, 2021
Stop telling ordinary people to change their lifestyle for climate change while the billionaire class play at space cowboys.
— Ordinary Left (@OrdinaryLeft) October 31, 2021
Wouldn’t it have been more climate aware to have held the G20 & COP26 in the same city🤔
— @elisled2 #FBPE #HopeDiesLast (@elisled2) October 31, 2021
It’s true, isn’t it?
These leaders – certainly Boris Johnson and his crony Alok Sharma who is hosting the conference – did their level best to keep the coppers rolling in for their big business funders during the (ongoing, let’s not forget) Covid-19 crisis – at the cost of our lives.
They scheduled two hugely important summits back-to-back – in cities thousands of miles apart. And they are travelling between those places in hugely-polluting aircraft and enormous gas-guzzling motorcades.
They are likely to put the onus to take action against climate change on the majority of the population, even though the 1% – the billionaires – who fund them are responsible for as much of the damage as a full half of the 99% – the rest of the population.
They are likely to ignore the fact that the 99% have no choice when it comes to climate change. We have to use the facilities provided to us by the 1% who control them, and if those facilities are provided using resources that trigger climate change, we can’t do anything about it.
And they are likely to blame us when nothing changes.
Meanwhile, they are unlikely to impose strong demands on the 1% that will actually stave off our impending eco-doom. Such demands would require their funders – remember, the businesspeople causing the problem pay money to the politicians – to forgo some of their massive profits in order to restructure their enterprises to cause less pollution.
And that might mean they couldn’t build their own – hugely polluting – spaceships!
Knowing all this, if This Writer were you, I would take everything these people say at COP(OUT)26 with a massive spoonful of salt.
And remind yourself that nothing is ever going to change when we are led by people of such weapons-grade hypocrisy.