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Climate Deal

The COP 26 went out like a wet squib because as the climate deal aimed at staving off dangerous climate change has been struck at the COP26 summit in Glasgow — it appears that it is nowhere near enough to stave off catastrophic temperature rises and the worst effects of climate change for billions of people…

However, the Glasgow Climate Pact is the first ever climate deal to explicitly plan to reduce coal, the worst fossil fuel for greenhouse gases.

The deal also presses for more urgent emission cuts and promises more money for developing countries – to help them adapt to climate impacts.

Unfortunately, the pledges don’t go far enough to limit temperature rises to 1.5C that is considered tolerable for most…

Yet it is important to note that a commitment to “phase out” coal that was included in earlier negotiation drafts led to a dramatic finish after India and China led opposition to it and after long deliberations and virulent opposition to it — the delegates finally agreed to “phase down” coal.

India’s climate minister Bhupender Yadav asked how developing countries could promise to phase out coal and fossil fuel subsidies when they “have still to deal with their development agendas and poverty eradication” ?

Therefore “Phase Down Coal” became the legacy of the world, and you don’t need to be a linguist to understand that this is not even whitewashing but rather it is “Greenwashing.”

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

When in the end, the COP26 participating countries agreed to “phase down” rather than “phase out” coal, amid expressions of disappointment — the COP26 President Alok Sharma said that he was “deeply sorry” for how events had unfolded.

You can hear the concluding remarks of Alok Sharma by pasting the link here bellow into your internet browser’s web address window:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av-embeds/59277788/vpid/p0b442xd

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https://www.bbc.com/news/av-embeds/59277788/vpid/p0b442xd

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