Tuesday, 09 November 2021 10:34

Not so green

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: So the 'COP26' climate talkfest in Glasgow got off to a strong start by declaring yet another 'climate emergency', starting as they meant to go on - by blowing hot air. Empty pledges, and attacks on farmers, followed.

In case the world didn't understand the hypocrisy of - in the age of video conferencing - flying 25,000 people around the globe to attend COP26, the US President Joe Biden made it crystal clear by arriving in a cavalcade of some 20 huge vehicles, many of them flown in for the occasion.

Housing some of the COP26 officials were two massive diesel-powered cruise liners docked nearby. Many of the 'VIPs' were shuttled to the venue in EVs. So many EVs, in fact, that there weren't enough charging stations for them - a problem solved by rolling in diesel generators.

You can't make this stuff up.

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