The (No) Keystone COP

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(Steven Hayward)

Apparently the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow is calm down moving forward, way beyond the scene where Ferris Bueller comes out of the shower after the credits roll over and asks “Are you still here? Go home!”

Most of the heads of state, and even some old codger named Obama, left a long time ago and returned home, but luckily Nancy Pelosi is there to fill in the void, although I had to check to make sure that this was not the Babylon Bee:

Pelosi says women face particular dangers from climate change

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Said that climate change poses a greater risk to women than men worldwide.

“[Climate change] it is the existential threat of our time, “Pelosi noted on Tuesday at COP26, the UN climate summit underway in Glasgow, Scotland, according to the New York Times.” It is a threat multiplier that amplifies and accelerates existing inequalities . Eighty percent of people displaced by global climate change are women. “

Apparently Tuesday was the “day of the kind” at COP 26, so it makes sense. While this paragraph is funny:

The information cited by Hairy appeared to come from a 2018 UN report that referenced the figure of 80%, but it is not clear which study the statistics came from. The report also concluded that women tend to be harmed more than men during catastrophic climate events because they stay indoors while men are “out in the open” and cultural gender roles. “Sometimes they limit women’s abilities to make quick decisions.”

Wait, I’m still thinking the whole conference is one giant writers’ room meeting for the Bee Babylon. It is the only sensible explanation. How else to account for titles like this:

Why is climate justice not achieved? It appears to be Saudi sabotage:

But as predicted here last week, once all the brave talk about “the time for words is over,” there would be a brawl over the non-binding words COP 26 would actually deliver. So, no surprises here:

Countries are fighting for new climate goals in the final days of COP26

China and other major polluters are resisting a push to push forward with the presentation of new emissions targets at the United Nations as negotiations enter the final stretch of the COP26 summit.

China and India among the 22 nations that ask for a key section to be cut from the COP26 agreement

nach 11 days of climate talks including advances in forest protection, phasing out coal and switching to electric cars, the future of our planet has come down to one fundamental thing: who’s going to pay for the mess we’re in?

Thursday afternoon, the eve of the final day of COP26, Huge gaps remain between what different countries want on key issues, including how ambitious the world should be in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all part of what the climate people call “mitigation.”

In what was the fiercest opposition to Summit draft agreement published Wednesday, Bolivia’s chief negotiator Diego Pacheco said his country and Another 21 allied nations – including major emitters like China, India and Saudi Arabia – would oppose the entire section on climate change mitigation.

Expect the whole operation to follow the same cycle as the previous 25, as explained here by our friends at the Global W arming Policy Foundation in the UK:

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