Boris Johnson: COP26 Is ‘Very, Very’ Much in Trouble
Oct. 26, 2021 (EIRNS)—“It is going to be very, very tough this summit,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned yesterday, Reuters reported. Perhaps preparing the way to claim minor concessions that might be won at the COP26 summit as not a failure, Johnson was “very, very” repetitive: “I am very worried because it might go wrong and we might not get the agreements that we need and it is touch and go, it is very, very difficult, but I think it can be done. It’s very, very far from clear that we’ll get the progress that we need,” said he.
The Queen herself has even been forced to cancel her personal presence at the ghouls’ gathering; her doctors have reduced her participation to a virtual presentation (which she will do if she is “very, very” lucky, perhaps). She is said to be suffering from some “non-COVID” condition which is under investigation (perhaps her late consort, who did wish to be reincarnated as a “deadly virus,” is making a visit) and was told to keep resting. “It is understood that the Queen very much wants COP26 to result in meaningful action on climate change from participating nations, and hopes her absence will not be used by others as a reason not to attend,” BBC lamented.
Tireless White House climate hatchet man John Kerry was in London today, meeting with representatives of China yet again, probably to see if he can drum up a Xi Jinping presence next week. That must not have gone well; National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan today bitched that “President Xi has chosen not to attend” either the G20 or COP26 summits. “He’s chosen not to leave China at all in calendar year 2021 to see any leader. That’s of course his choice. President Biden does believe it’s important that he have the opportunity to have a face-to-face engagement with Xi Jinping,” Sullivan added.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, however, obliged the Queen by announcing yesterday that Australia will commit to a net-zero emissions target by 2050. However, how he intends to do that is up in the air, and he said the country would not change its plans and goals from here to 2030. Boris Johnson called the Aussies “heroic” for their action, but the environmentalist activists are complaining that the announcement is a sham.