COP 26 has finally come to an end. There is even a new agreement. Yet as he made his closing remarks COP 26 President Alok Sharma, MP hung his head and proclaimed through tears, “May I just say to all delegates, I apologize for the way this process has unfolded and I am deeply sorry.”
President Bidens’ climate envoy John Kerry tried to declare victory, but the Left is livid.
Swedish climate scold Greta Thunberg tweeted, “The #COP26 is over. Here’s a brief summary: Blah, blah, blah.”
Guardian climate reporter John Vidal wrote, “If could have been worse, but our leaders failed us at COP26. That’s the truth of it.”
What’s got the Left in a tizzy?
Minutes before nearly 200 nations adopted the final agreement, India, working with China, stepped in to protect coal.
Kerry has been making much of the fact that The Glasgow Climate Pact is the first climate agreement to actually name a fossil fuel. However, India amended the agreement to change “phase out” of coal to “phase down.” For China and India this actually means INCREASE coal. Both nations are expanding coal burning as fast as their economies can go. “Phase down” is the verbiage China suckered John Kerry into when China and the U.S. penned a side climate deal last week. Full text at CFACT.org. China promised Kerry to maybe think about phasing coal down during its 15th five year plan which doesn’t even start until 2026.
Here’s more of what has the climate-Left gnashing their teeth. The Glasgow Climate Pact:
- Names coal, but not oil or gas;
- Extends deadline for nations to submit new emissions reduction plans;
- Does not fund reparations for “loss and damage” when poor nations experience natural disasters;
- Does not mandate ongoing public climate finance;
- Contains weasel words such as “unabated” fossil fuels and “inefficient” subsidies leaving plenty of wiggle room;
- Climate computer models project current emissions commitments leave the world warming 2.4 degress C;
- UN Secretary General António Guterres said limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C is “on life support.”
Disappointment on the Left is a sure indicator that the free world dodged a bullet. However, there’s plenty of danger still lurking in the Glasgow Agreement. Carbon carpetbaggers came away smiling.
The sums of money changing hands in the name of climate are staggering. John Kerry is talking about $130 TRILLION dollars, not only through government mandates and spending, but through private finance. Kerry’s true constituents: the people selling subsidized wind, solar, batteries, offsets, carbon credits and the rest are ecstatic.
They may not know how to alter the temperature of the Earth, but they do know how to make a buck.