I hope to spend a couple of days at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. To ensure that my attendance has some purpose, I will be dishing out a leaflet promoting Contraction and Convergence, in what will probably be a vain attempt to get people to think about what is missing from the whole shebang—that is a framework that imposes discipline on the ‘battle’ against climate change. I put the word battle in inverted commas to make the point that as a report yesterday from the UN shows, nations are still investing more in fossil fuels than clean energy. The UK is one of the worst offenders. It is reported coincidentally that Brazil's Bolsanaro could be indicted for crimes against humanity because of his non-response to Covid. Perhaps similar indictments need to be launched against all those political charlatans who are holding up or diluting action on climate change.
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