📅 Thought for today:
 
‘What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.’
 
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
#thoughtfortoday #environment #COP26 #fudge #copout #existentialcrisis
 
So in the end, after two weeks of blathering, COP26 turned into COPOUT26.
 
National state self-interest came before the future of planet earth.
 
The national governments representing 40% of the world’s population diluted the commitment to phase-out coal.
 
Now we will just “phase-down” coal – reduce in other words.
 
And how will we know this is happening – or not?
 
If by 2030 we determine that coal has not been reduced, no doubt some Government minister will say that it has reduced in real terms as a percentage of the population – or some other statistical fudge.
 
Just as the UK Government does on a daily basis.
 
What a wasted opportunity that was.
 

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