Glasgow COP26: Yet Another Last Chance to Prevent Climate Crisis

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

In the well established tradition of climate conferences, conference organisers claim COP26 will be yet another last chance to save the world.

Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26

If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach to tackling the problem.

COP26 marks a critical moment for the UN in the long running effort to find a global solution to climate change. 

In December, there was widespread dismay after countries failed to agree on more ambitious steps at the Madrid conference of the parties known as COP25.

Underpinning the lack of progress in Madrid was the huge gap between big emitters such as Brazil, Australia, India, China and US and an alliance of countries wanting to go much faster including the European Union, small island states and vulnerable nations. 

Former UK minister Claire O’Neill has been tasked with presiding over COP26 and delivering an agreement acceptable to all. 

Widely seen as knowledgeable and authoritative, Ms O’Neill says that Glasgow is the best, and perhaps last chance to make progress under the long drawn out UN process. 

“I think we have one shot,” she said, speaking to the BBC at the end of the Madrid conference in December.

“I think if we don’t have a successful outcome next year people will legitimately look at us and say ‘what are you doing, is there a better way?'”

“I think we have this amazing opportunity to get the world together to talk about ambition but crucially to deliver it, and I guess I am really determined to do that.”

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51229604

Don’t greens ever get fed up with offering last chances? I mean, surely it is time to move on to “it is now too late”, so we no longer have to endure all the tiresome repetitive hype.

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Michael 2
January 27, 2020 10:04 pm

It is never too late to take Other People’s Money. It’s like the daily telephone call “This is your final notice” (automobile extended warranties).

Reply to  Michael 2
January 28, 2020 3:26 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49650909
[excerpt]
“Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) at the end of next year.”

So up to 30,000 government parasites will gather in Glasgow in 2020 at our expense, to talk, drink and grope themselves into oblivion, all while justifying themselves because they are “saving the planet”.

And this climate drink-and-grope-fest is now in its 26th session, based on the greatest scientific fraud in human history – the proven-false*1 allegation that Earth’s climate is highly sensitive to increasing atmospheric CO2.

Reference *1:
THE CATASTROPHIC ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING (CAGW) AND THE HUMANMADE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISES ARE PROVED FALSE
By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc.(Eng.), M.Eng., January 10, 2020
https://thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/the-catastrophic-anthropogenic-global-warming-cagw-and-the-humanmade-climate-change-crises-are-proved-false.pdf
[excerpt]
“There are numerous highly credible observations that falsify the CAGW hypothesis and many are listed herein, but as Albert Einstein famously stated ‘One would be enough’.”

Some people think that the global warming/climate change extremists are just scientifically wrong. I challenge that view – nobody could be this stupid for this long – they have an extreme-left totalitarian agenda*2. The Marxists want total control.

Reference *2:
THE RADICAL GREEN ROAD TO VENEZUELA – POVERTY, MISERY AND DICTATORSHIP
By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., September 20, 2019
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/09/20/the-radical-green-road-to-venezuela-poverty-misery-and-dictatorship/
[excerpt]
“Radical greens have used wildly exaggerated scary stories of runaway global warming and climate change to stampede the gullible, in order to achieve their political objectives.
The absolute lunacy of the Green New Deal and its delusional acolytes is now clear – global warming alarmism and green energy nonsense was never about the climate – it was always a false narrative, a smokescreen for the totalitarian objectives of the extreme left. Once the left controls our energy supply, they control everything in our society – it will be “One Man, One Vote, Once!” – the end of freedom.”

It is long past time to end this costly and criminal “global warming” crime-against-society. The cost to society of this scam exceeds ten trillion dollars and has cost many tens of millions of lives. Any politician who continues to supports this blatant fraud should be defeated. Any bureaucrat who continues to supports this blatant fraud should be dismissed for cause.

Robertvd
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
January 28, 2020 5:30 pm

Glasgow in November. I hope they’ll all wear Kilts to prove warming. Maybe they could design a special Tartan.

Reply to  Robertvd
January 29, 2020 1:29 am

Aye – they must wear only kilts and eat only haggis.

“Haggis: the top 5 places to get Scotland’s national dish in Glasgow”
https://www.timeout.com/glasgow/blog/haggis-the-top-5-places-to-get-scotlands-national-dish-in-glasgow

I quite like haggis, but some say it’s offal.

Robertvd
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
January 29, 2020 3:13 am

Tried it the last time we were in Scotland (last summer) but we didn’t visit Glasgow. But I am now the proud owner of some Kilts (The not really expensive ones). Love to wear them.

calnorth
Reply to  Robertvd
January 30, 2020 2:02 am

Glasgow:
Guaranteed and frequent rain from the Atlantic
Couple of miles south of Faslane Nuke Sub Base
Fault line right down the Clyde
Airport likely not big enough to park hundreds of climate changing aircraft
Hotels/Accommodation are not plentiful
Am sure Glaswegians not interested in this crap….well, usual weirdo’s will be.

A garvie
Reply to  calnorth
February 2, 2020 2:00 am

Glaswegians will only be concerned whether climate delegates are Rangers or Celtic. ——All silly climate people should just say they support Partick Thistle therefore avoiding any trouble

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Robertvd
February 8, 2020 11:44 am

“Haggis” is Scottish poor man’s food. Bortsch is Russian poor man’s food.

https://www.google.com/search?q=poor+man%27s+food+recipes&oq=poor+man%27s+food+&aqs=chrome.

Scissor
Reply to  Michael 2
January 28, 2020 5:53 am

I’ve heard that one over and over and over. You nailed it.

MarkW
Reply to  Scissor
January 28, 2020 7:43 am

These guys must buy a block of numbers at a time and constantly rotate through them.
No matter how many times I block them, they still get through.

Sara
Reply to  Michael 2
January 28, 2020 9:42 am

If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach to tackling the problem. – article

Oh, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it a failure!!! PLEASE!!! I beg you, on my knees PLEASE!!

If they’d just dry up and go home, they’d cost a lot less…. wouldn’t they?

Andy Pattullo
Reply to  Sara
January 28, 2020 1:30 pm

“If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach to tackling the problem.”

That was a misprint. They meant to say “If the Glasgow climate conference delivers, it will mark the end of the pointless global attempts to to tackle a non-existent problem.”

Reply to  Michael 2
January 28, 2020 10:24 am

Don’t they know that bag pipes cause global warming?

Especially when accompanied by drums;)

January 27, 2020 10:21 pm

If indeed COP26 is the actual last chance to save the World, we can all look forward to it and its inevitable failure which will allow us all to just relax and watch the happy plants grow in the future.

Greg
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
January 28, 2020 12:30 am

“I think if we don’t have a successful outcome next year people will legitimately look at us and say ‘what are you doing, is there a better way?’”

Why wait until next year, we can legitimately say that now.

Here’s “a better way”. Stop faking science and making stupid claims, admit it’s not as bad as we feared and that the best way to preserve the environment is increasing wealth to a level where people have the luxury of being able to worry about it.

Ron Long
Reply to  Greg
January 28, 2020 2:13 am

Greg, I think they are waiting for next year because the COP 26 fandangle lives or dies based on the November Presidential election in the USA. That’s right, President Trump will not be found not guilty in this sham impeachment, he will win re-election, and COP 26 will turn into a drinking contest (see MACK below). Cheers.

Sommer
Reply to  Ron Long
February 3, 2020 6:13 am

Are you all watching Rudy Guliani as he exposes the back room deals and quid pro quo style of management in Ukraine?There was a lot of pressure exerted on Ukraine to go ‘green’.

https://joebiden.com/climate/

https://energypost.eu/ukraines-power-sector-is-set-for-a-major-transition/

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/steve-hilton-ukraine-scandal-us-cash-gas-bidens-dems

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/11/turns-out-wind-and-solar-have-a-secret-friend-natural-gas/

https://assets.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/ua/pdf/2016/02/Ukrainian_Wind_Market_Overview_UWEA_2015_en.pdf

https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/the-rich-and-powerful-cash-In-from-ukraines-green-energy-gold-rush

Is there a pattern of such corruption in other countries?Should this be exposed before Nov. 2020?
Will the Green Energy Act in Ontario be fully investigated or will the Attorney General delay?

Mack
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
January 28, 2020 12:50 am

Thinking of opening my very own ‘pop up’ boozer in Glasgow for the duration of the conference called, fittingly, The Last Chance Saloon (Mk 26). I’m sure the greenies will love a few pints of ‘Doomsday’ ale or the more discerning amongst them might wish to try our ‘Greta Headbanger’ line of cocktails, a couple of those are guaranteed to get you putting the Samaritans on speed dial afterwards. Feeling peckish and you can indulge in our infamous Gorbals Gore-bull pie, full of hot air and, reassuringly, very, very expensive. What’s not to like?

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Mack
January 28, 2020 3:46 am

mate your’e on a winner there, go for it!

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Mack
January 28, 2020 4:20 am

Don’t forget to put on a couple of barrels of Trenberth’s Old Peculiar, the ale that has a warmer layer in the bottom of the glass.

Mack
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
January 28, 2020 12:55 pm

I do like the odd pint of ‘Old Peculiar’, a classic old ale. However, if Kevin Trenberth was going to be in the house, never mind a warm bottom layer, I’d try and make sure that the beer has a true tropical tropospheric man made co2 derived hotspot, the like of which he, and all his peers, are still yet to find in the real world. I’m sure he’ll be chuffed to see one at last!

Gerry, England
Reply to  Mack
January 28, 2020 6:07 am

A Burger King franchise might be popular based on the evidence from Madrid.

a.garvie
Reply to  Mack
February 2, 2020 2:09 am

Should auld fossil fuels be forgot and never burned again/
Should auld prosperity be reversed/
for the sake of global socialism/

For global government scam my dear/
For Global socialist policies/
lets eat and drink much less my dears/
So elites can pretend to save the planet

Ken Irwin
January 27, 2020 10:30 pm

Ho-Hum another last shot ?
Followed by another, then another ad infinitum.
I had a call from a “boilerhouse” the other day assuring me that this was positively my last chance to get in at the beginning and make some sure fire money.
All the hallmarks of a scam.

J Mac
January 27, 2020 10:31 pm

Huh…. Last chances are not nearly as ‘final’ as they used to be in the ‘settled science’, it seems. Will CopOut26, 27, or 28 be the real last chance? 29? 30? ???????????? It’s all soooo unsettling.

lee
January 27, 2020 10:44 pm

“Underpinning the lack of progress in Madrid was the huge gap between big emitters such as Brazil, Australia, India, China and US …. ”

Australia is a big emitter? Net carbon (sic) sink.

LdB
Reply to  lee
January 28, 2020 1:31 am

Brazil is the same, add both emissions together and the value would still be in the error range of the big 3.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  lee
January 28, 2020 3:23 am

That verifiably false statement to include Australia caught my eye too. They are trying play to some guilt factor psychology by including Australia, a common tactic of grievance hustlers here in the US.
It is how one instantly knows that the UN’s climate change claimants are just a bunch of carnival barkers looking to score some OPM.

BillP
Reply to  lee
January 28, 2020 4:40 am

Australia is quite high measured per-capita, higher than the USA.

However, there is no excuse for including Brazil, that is included because Jair Bolsonaro has wised up to the alarmists lies.

Ric
Reply to  BillP
January 28, 2020 5:30 am

Bingo. Brazil is far down the list of emitters, particularly on a per capita basis. Not that a puny increase in trace gas emissions mattered anyway.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Ric
January 28, 2020 6:57 pm

Per capita emissions are bogus and misleading. Here in Australia, we are second behind the USA. Does it matter? Not one jot! Australia, as per the O2O-C satellite imagery shows the WHOLE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE is a net “carbon” sink! Anything we do here in Australia in terms or emissions reduction is totally futile!

George Daddis
Reply to  BillP
January 28, 2020 6:05 pm

When you are looking at a country’s contribution to global emissions, “per capita” is a meaningless number.

“Fails to deliver….”WHAT?!? Unless massive reductions starting today from China and India are part of the package, the sum of the reduction goals from the developed world are insignificant based on IPCC’s own calculations of CO2’s impact on temperature.

Flight Level
January 27, 2020 10:48 pm

Dilemma: What will end first, their fuel or their runway ?

John Francis
January 27, 2020 10:50 pm

OT: I came across a wonderful climate skeptical new blog.today, with great writing, original thinking, and numerous challenging ideas. I think all serious skeptics should check it out.
https://phzoe.wordpress.com/category/climate-science/

F1nn
Reply to  John Francis
January 29, 2020 4:56 am

Nice ! Thank you John.

Garland Lowe
January 27, 2020 10:55 pm

Reminds me of Buzz Lightyear’s famous line “to infinity and beyond”. Last chance’s never stop.

RobW
January 27, 2020 11:01 pm

Last final final chance?
You must he kidding. Where we up to, 26?
Why stop the gravy train, the on-the-house booze ups, the private jets are so much fun, five star talk fests now?
The suckers are catching on to our scam so we may as carry on and enjoy the parties.
Next thing you know they’ll be suggesting we all stay home, provide our own booze and have a Messenger Video link setup to talk.

John
January 27, 2020 11:13 pm
LdB
Reply to  John
January 27, 2020 11:29 pm

The sky is falling

Perhaps what you might like to do some reading on how fast it could melt :-).

John
Reply to  LdB
January 28, 2020 12:02 am

Somewhere between 50 and 100 centuries as a minimum I would suggest, but hey why should the facts get in the way of a BBC story?

Redge
Reply to  John
January 28, 2020 12:09 am

Perhaps the BBC should have a chat with her sister, The Guardian and discover the 91 under the ice volcanoes.

Volcanic eruptions may not reach the surface but could melt the ice from beneath and drastically destabilise it

Don’t tell me, man-made CO2 caused the volcanoes to grow in the last 40 years.

Nothing but propaganda from Auntie.

GeeJam
Reply to  John
January 28, 2020 3:43 am

Thanks John, have saved this to my ‘BBC Unresearched Climate Propaganda’ file. It’s brilliant. Have to say the report is one of the best examples of BBC bias I’ve ever read – where in each other paragraph, the reporter shoots himself in the foot.

Love the way huge heated tubs of snow reach boiling point and jet sprayed so holes can be bored in the ice.
Love to time of year the expedition went to Antartica.
Love the array of equipment, aircraft & fuel used to achieve nothing.

William Astley
Reply to  John
January 28, 2020 1:47 pm

The Antarctic ice sheet is now gaining mass…..

The Antarctic ice sheet itself has cooled.

… and there is now hard unequivocal observational evidence that proves humans hydrocarbon burning caused less than 5% of the recent rise in atmospheric CO2. So there is no CAGW and there is no worry about ocean acidification. We are wasting our resources and money trying to reduce hydrocarbon burning for no rational reason.

Park out the above…

What you lined to is propaganda.

BBC has gone all in to CAGW and is starting to issue fake news.

The BCC propaganda article that you linked to has a fake drawing with the note ‘not to scale’ on it.

‘Not to scale’ means the BCC drawing is completely incorrect and was drawing to push the scary propaganda story the cult made, that there is a massive Antarctic ice sheet that is about to fall in the ocean at anytime.

The BBC drawing is not misleading, it is simply propaganda.

The fake drawing shows a vast pool of water under a massive ice sheet that is overhanging and about to fall into the ocean.

The majority of the Antarctic ice sheet is sunk below ground so it cannot jump over the lip to make it to the ocean.

The propaganda is assuming the ocean level suddenly rises tens of meters and that lifts the ice out the basin it has created.

Pariah Dog
January 27, 2020 11:17 pm

Even if they do reach some sort of momentous agreement, you can bet your last paycheck that the next year another conference will be needed to iron out some details. And another one after that. Ad infinitum. I hate to sound like a pessimist, but I don’t see anything short of WWIII stopping this gravy train.

Patrick MJD
January 27, 2020 11:22 pm

Glasgow…

Martin A
Reply to  Patrick MJD
January 27, 2020 11:48 pm

Ah – Rab C Nesbitt. An eloquent and philosophical Glaswegian.

Carl Friis-Hansen
Reply to  Patrick MJD
January 28, 2020 4:59 am

Will Gregor Fisher (Rab C. Nessbit) be one of the speakers at the COP26 party?

When Nessbit was filming in London, the Londoners were subtitled for the sake of the Scottish 🙂

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Patrick MJD
January 28, 2020 9:49 pm

Watch the movie “Train Spotting”…

Richard
January 27, 2020 11:31 pm

At last. The real authentic true actual not kidding or fooling around this time honest cross my heart and hope to die for sure you can trust me would I lie to you I really really mean it last chance. I was just rehearsing all those other times because I wanted to get it right.

Dudley Horscroft
January 27, 2020 11:42 pm

“If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach to tackling the problem.”

Best news I have heard for a long time (well, since 12 December)

Seen some shots on Sky News stating that if the Antarctic ice melts, it could mean a rise in sea level of 60 m. Is that supposed to scare us? Just think, to melt all the ice in Antarctica it will be necessary to raise the world’s temperature by about 60 degrees C. Now that is scary!

Dodgy Geezer
Reply to  Dudley Horscroft
January 28, 2020 2:15 am

It could. …..But it won’t…….

Steve Z
Reply to  Dudley Horscroft
January 28, 2020 12:26 pm

Due to the high heat of fusion of ice, it can be shown by a heat balance that an imbalance of 1 W/m2 in the Earth’s heat balance over the entire surface of the planet would melt enough ice to raise sea levels by about 0.4 mm per year. At that rate, it would take 150,000 years to raise sea levels by 60 meters.

The sun supplies an average of about 340 W/m2 total radiation (averaged over day and night over the surface of the globe), so even if there were suddenly no radiation losses to space (an impossible situation due to the Stefan-Boltzmann law), and zero albedo, it would still take over 440 years to raise sea level by 60 meters.

Never mind how much water the Antarctic ice cap could produce if melted. It will still be frozen for the foreseeable future, for many millenia.

Ian Wilson
January 27, 2020 11:51 pm

Around 30,000 delegates predicting doom and not changing the climate by one hundredth of a degree.

Still, it should be good for Glasgow hotels and the Underground, sorry taxis – climate activists never forego the cars and flights we lesser folks must sacrifice.

Jones
January 28, 2020 12:46 am

“Yet Another”

Phew, thought we’d had it already……

Clarky of Oz
January 28, 2020 12:51 am

I like the second last paragraph

“I think if we don’t have a successful outcome next year people will legitimately look at us and say ‘what are you doing, is there a better way?’”

This says it all, I can’t add anything to that statement.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Clarky of Oz
January 28, 2020 9:22 am

There’s certainly better ways to accomplish nothing, and they could save taxpayers a lot of money and grief in the process.

Maybe they should try walking around wearing a sign that says “The End Is NEAR!” while ringing a bell. Then they would convey the same message, with the same degree of credibility, and $Billions could be saved.

Bryan A
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
January 28, 2020 2:20 pm

Not to mention putting thousands of unemployed XR greenie socialists to work doing … something. Millions of sandwich boards have sat idle for far too long!!!

Front side
“The end is just around the corner”
Back Side
“The End”

tom0mason
January 28, 2020 12:52 am

“Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26 If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach…”

We live in hope that this is at the very least so.
Hopefully they’ll get the message — disband the UN-IPCC as it is superfluous to requirements — requirements that are to improve the lot of everyone on the planet and not just these UN elites and their profiteering advocates and partners, who ride this wave of climate hysteria. Requirements that DO NOT penalize Western nations and instills envy and communist advocacy in all the rest.
The UN’s ‘New World Order’ is just a plan to install monopolies and oligarchs to rule over every aspect of everyone’s life.

The last sane Aussie
January 28, 2020 12:55 am

What’s the chance of Glasgow having below average temperatures while this talkfest is held. Maybe Greta could go full viking and get rowed over for the invasion, sorry I mean the enlightenment of her new followers

Rick C PE
Reply to  The last sane Aussie
January 28, 2020 9:36 am

No need to be rowed to Scotland, Greta can just walk across. 🙂

George Lawson
January 28, 2020 1:08 am

“If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach to tackling the problem.”

It would help if these people told us what they want the conference to deliver. Ban all air travel? Ban all world shipping? Ban all travel using diesel? Close down all oil wells? Or do they have other ideas which would not close down the world as we know it?

GeeJam
Reply to  George Lawson
January 28, 2020 3:54 am

George, you forgot to include house plants!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50382388

Steve
Reply to  George Lawson
January 28, 2020 5:04 am

They’ve made it pretty clear what they want.

Billions and billions in transfer payments from the wealthy economies to the ‘at risk’ economies. All that other stuff is just smoke and mirrors to keep the rubes happy. What really matters to the big players is that the cash spigot gets cranked open wider than it already is, and that they get assurances that it will continue to cranked open indefinitely.

Coeur de Lion
January 28, 2020 1:08 am

The UK has never had much TV coverage of COPs – Katowice and Madrid. At Glasgow we may get shots of hundreds and hundreds of mad looking ethnics arriving by jet aircraft and tumbling about getting their free food chits from the welcome desk. Perhaps impoverished Guinea will have 400 delegates AGAIN. Who will head up the UK delegation? 43 at Katowice headed by a nonentity called Young. Did UK ‘adopt’ or merely ‘note’ at Katowice? I never found out. What did it cost? Let’s hope for massive coverage at Glasgow including a tally of the titles of the ‘workshops’. Guinea a minute (joke).

Steve Borodin
January 28, 2020 1:47 am

Gravy Train No 26 coming your way shortly. Get your tickets now. The penultimate apocalypse starring the usual caste of demented simpletons. Only Glasgow can save the planet – God (whoever you are) help us!

HotScot
January 28, 2020 1:48 am

Glasgow’s the last place on the planet you want to go if you’re trying to convince anyone the world’s getting warmer!

Bill Toland
Reply to  HotScot
January 28, 2020 2:25 am

We currently have a Scottish government which thinks that Scotland is too warm. I would advise anybody who is coming to Glasgow in November to bring un umbrella and plenty of warm clothing.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bill Toland
January 28, 2020 4:57 am

“We currently have a Scottish government which thinks that Scotland is too warm.”

LOL! Thanks, Bill! 🙂

Steve Keppel-Jones
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 28, 2020 7:57 am

Well, it’s no less hilarious that the Canadian government thinks that Canada is too warm. Hahaha!

Reply to  Bill Toland
January 28, 2020 9:08 am

The polis reckon that the security costs alone will be hundreds of milions. I bet none of those numpties turn up in Castlemilk for a vegan burger.
The prospect of hundreds of balloons prancing about Buchanan Street in fancy dress at the expense of the taxpayer makes my blood boil.

Steve
Reply to  HotScot
January 28, 2020 5:09 am

One can only hope that Glasgow is inundated with a monster snowstorm that week to drive the point home. I can’t think of a better visual than climate delegates walking into a global warming conference surrounded by meter-high piles of shoveled snow.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Steve
January 28, 2020 7:44 am

I hope not, Steve. I live in Glasgow.

Robertvd
Reply to  HotScot
January 28, 2020 5:37 pm

Scotland isn’t that the country still rebounding from the last time they had a mile of ice on top like Sweden ?

Harry Passfield
January 28, 2020 1:51 am

Just to be clear, the ‘Claire O’Neil’ in the piece is not the Claire O’Neil who was a shadow minister but Claire Perry who was Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the Second May ministry. In which position she was absolutely useless.

However, there is now a report that Labour would ditch Perry as COP26 President. See https://www.businessgreen.com/news/3084113/cop26-labour-to-ditch-claire-perry-oneill-as-un-climate-summit-head

It’s interesting that while she was in office she went by the name, Claire Perry, while now, out of office, she adopts to tag her maiden name, O’Neil, to the married name, Perry.

I had many bouts of fruitless correspondence with her and she is a closet fan of Monbiot (they were at Uni together).

RobH
Reply to  Harry Passfield
January 28, 2020 6:16 am

…a report that Labour would ditch Perry as COP26 President

You seem to have missed that we had a General Election since that piece was written. Spoiler alert… Labour didn’t win it.

Harry Passfield
Reply to  RobH
January 28, 2020 7:54 am

Rob, you seem to gave misunderstood my comment. Claire Perry was Tory minister but was sacked by Boris as soon as he took over. The point about Labour was brought up in the link I provided. They wanted to protest her appointment which I guess they are entitled to do. Perry is an alarmist, one step away from being an XR devotee.

Roy Mc
Reply to  Harry Passfield
January 28, 2020 11:39 am

The Moonbat gave his clear opinion of her in his guardian Column. To quote: “A firebrand who wanted to nationalise the banks and overthrow capitalism, plunged first into banking, then into politics”.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/31/wealth-creators-klepto-rewards-bosses

As a government minister her main achievement seems to have been the driving force behind the laws for age verification of certain websites catering for particular tastes; a bad idea, not thought through and abandoned before implementation.

Then you have to wonder why she whitewashed a £600k conflict of interest by the chair of the government committee on climate change.
https://order-order.com/2019/02/14/government-whitewashing-lord-debens-600000-green-scandal/

So watermelon- check
Taste for authoritarian laws that don’t work – check
Questions over opaque green financial dealings – check

Sounds like the perfect candidate to lead the jamboree.

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Roy Mc
January 28, 2020 1:51 pm

Roy, these things and these people should never be forgotten: Perry, Monbiot, Deben, Bryony Worthington, Miliband, Mann, Jones, Hansen, Attenborough and so many others. Add to that the carpet-baggers who have profiteered on the back of renewable energy. I hope my grandson will witness a comeuppance. My writings and papers are bequeathed to him (he will have a lot of reading!). There he will find the words from names like Watt, Booker, Ball, Lindzen, Monckton, Eschenbach, Soon, Carter, Montford, et al (so many left out!) [Sigh]

R.S. Brown
January 28, 2020 2:14 am

Glasgow COP26 may not be all that effective given the 2019-nCoV virus will still
be in circulation.

Half the Asian participants will be wearing face masks… if they can find transport
to get them there.

Greta would look weird in a face mask.

GeeJam
Reply to  R.S. Brown
January 28, 2020 4:04 am

Greta doesn’t need a face mask.

fretslider
January 28, 2020 2:36 am

If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver

If? The SNP are famous for their failures, so the right people are in place.

Have you ever noticed the similraity between Nicola Sturgeon and “Wee Jimmy Krankie”? It’s unkannie…

Sunny
January 28, 2020 2:45 am

What utter s#=t.

COP26 marks a critical moment for the UN in the long running effort to find a global solution to climate change. 😐

They will ask for billions, Greta will arrive by yacht, or be dropped of at a secret location in a helicopter, and they will speak the same old rubbish, eat fine foods, drink wine and champagne, then FLY to the next country they want to rob 😐

Robert Stevenson
Reply to  Sunny
January 28, 2020 6:19 am

Don’t think that Glasgow goes in for fine food, fine wine and champagne – in fact those IPCC delegates will be slumming it a bit; but you can bet that motor mouth Nicola Sturgeon will use it as a platform for that other hardy perennial – Scottish Independence

January 28, 2020 2:57 am

“COP26 will be yet another last chance to save the world”

It will be yet another chance to save the UN bureaucracy although it’s way past time to get rid of it.

Robert Stevenson
January 28, 2020 3:35 am

If COP proves a failure and spontaneous combustion becomes a near certainty; and given that Flash Gordan was purely a mythical character – we can all stop worrying about it and Greta can go back to learning her ABCs with what little time there is left.

ozspeaksup
January 28, 2020 4:00 am

of all the peoples that could REALLY make the COPcrowd feel very UNwelcome n desirous to go home Id say the Scots would be pretty close to the list toppers.
a few very blunt Scotsmen used to public speaking etc
pitty Jimmy Connelys not up to it anymore

January 28, 2020 4:19 am

This was ridiculed at WUWT 5 years ago, but they’re still at it.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/02/the-hilarious-legacy-of-last-chances-for-climate-exposed/

george1st:)
January 28, 2020 4:22 am

COP26 is where they book the tickets for COP27 .

Mickey Reno
January 28, 2020 4:36 am

If only I had a dollar for every time a Climate Scientologist thought this or that gathering of those scaredy cat pantywaists was our last chance to save the planet. Why, I’d be rich enough to buy a Lear Jet to take to a COP meeting. I could stay at a luxury 1st class hotel. Not that that’s what I’d do with my windfall, mind you. Just sayin that I could AFFORD toa. Hell, I might even buy a football team. Money… it’s a gas… share it fairly but keep your hands off of my stack.

Tom in Florida
January 28, 2020 4:57 am

Every time I hear “final chance” it reminds me of Henny Youngman’s famous line:
“My doctor told me I had six months to live. I couldn’t pay the bill so he gave me another six months.”

Tom Abbott
January 28, 2020 5:13 am

From the article: “Underpinning the lack of progress in Madrid was the huge gap between big emitters such as Brazil, Australia, India, China and US and an alliance of countries wanting to go much faster including the European Union, small island states and vulnerable nations.”

I think the bureaucrats at the EU are about the only ones seriously pushng this planetary CO2 control. The other big CO2 producers are not interested, and the small CO2 producers are only in it for any potential money they can get. And no doubt, there are a few zealots in every country. But there are inconsequential.

Losing Steam. When Germany goes broke trying to implement their exit from the use of CO2, then even the EU will give it up.

Even if you believe “The Science” as currently set forth by the alarmists, it is telling us that we are not in a danger zone when it comes to CO2. Just about every new estimate of CO2’s impact is lower than the last one. That’s why the IPCC lowered the “tipping point” from 2C down to 1.5C because the estimates are going lower, so they have to lower their official tipping point in order to keep up the fear level.

Eventually, even the dumbest people will understand that CO2 is a benign gas when it comes to human health, and that fossil fuels are essential to the future. We are getting closer to that point. That’s why these meetings are not making any headway.

Ric
January 28, 2020 5:27 am

Yes, “there is a better way “, Clare. Stop shoving this nonsense down our collective throats, acknowledge the inevitability of natural climate variability and work on common sense environmental practices and mitigation measures as they become necessary. You cannot “fight” climate change in the same way that you cannot “fight” solar activity.

ianprsy
Reply to  Ric
January 28, 2020 6:09 am

The “fight” is to protect the gravy train. The same people are also queuing up to protect their investments in HS2 and Huawei.

Mumbles McGuirck
January 28, 2020 5:49 am

If they only have “one shot” left, better make it single malt.

Henning Nielsen
January 28, 2020 6:36 am

Will there also be a few “Glasgow Kisses” on offer?

“A headbutt. Within Glasgow itself the term ‘Gorbals kiss’ is often used, referring to the most dangerous area of Glasgow. It is hypothesised that within Gorbals it is known as a Crown Street kiss; and on Crown Street it is called a Number 73 kiss; and at Number 73 it is known as Steve’s kiss. Steve, however, calls it whatever the fxxx he wants to.”

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Glasgow%20kiss

Graemethecat
Reply to  Henning Nielsen
January 28, 2020 9:11 am

I have heard it called an Aberdeen Handshake.

On the outer Barcoo
January 28, 2020 7:04 am

Ms O’Neill’s favorite phrase seems to be “I think” … she keeps repeating it.

graham dunton
January 28, 2020 7:19 am

Don’t greens ever get fed up with offering last chances?

Those Glaswegians are likely to be fed up, with all that decreases, their health benefits, like food electricity, and the annual haggis throwing contest.
Ever heard of Green puree , so let’s look forward to the Jocks -v -those green pussies.

Walt D.
January 28, 2020 7:26 am

They need to brew a special Scotch for the event. 97% proof!

sonofametman
January 28, 2020 10:25 am

I live on ‘the other side’ of Scotland, and am seriously depressed that this jamboree is coming to Glasgow.
Our political problems here are more complex than in the wider UK.
The SNP who still bang on about Scottish independence despite losing the relevant referendum, owe a debt to the Greens for political support in the Scottish Parliament.
So far we have lost our coal-fired power stations, and now face the closure of the two nuclear power stations as well . Soon we’ll be down to one gas plant and wind power.
COP26 will be in December, so the wailing and frothing over Brexit will be at its peak, and the SNP will be wanting to paint themselves as pro-EU planet saviours to their electoral base in the west of Scotland.
I fear that it will be a truly horrible time.
We recently had the XR fools here protesting outside a local investment manager’s office.
I spoke to a young chap, and had a civil discussion, but it was clear that he was utterly convinced about a
climate emergency’.
Nothing I said could dissuade him.
There are tens of thousands of such people coming here. The idea makes me shudder.
If there’s any climate-realist group planning to run something educational in Glasgow at the time, I’d be happy to volunteer.

Steve Z
January 28, 2020 12:04 pm

[QUOTE FROM ARTICLE] Former UK minister Claire O’Neill has been tasked with presiding over COP26 and delivering an agreement acceptable to all.

Widely seen as knowledgeable and authoritative, Ms O’Neill says that Glasgow is the best, and perhaps last chance to make progress under the long drawn out UN process.

“I think we have one shot,” she said, speaking to the BBC at the end of the Madrid conference in December.

“I think if we don’t have a successful outcome next year people will legitimately look at us and say ‘what are you doing, is there a better way?’” [END QUOTE]

Yes, there is a better way. Stop holding global-warming meetings, and use the money to build sea walls around low-lying cities, if they are in danger. You might need some fossil fuels to run the earth-moving equipment.

But Ms. O’Neill and her fellow attendees would miss out on all that great Scotch whiskey.

TRM
January 28, 2020 12:30 pm

It appears we have “crossed the line” so many times that we must be doomed by now. LMAO. This constant doom porn is so cartoonish that I can’t help but think of Bugs and Sam

Walter Sobchak
January 28, 2020 1:32 pm

Give them the Glasgow Kiss:

A headbutt. Within Glasgow itself the term ‘Gorbals kiss’ is often used, referring to the most dangerous area of Glasgow. It is hypothesised that within Gorbals it is known as a Crown Street kiss; and on Crown Street it is called a Number 73 kiss; and at Number 73 it is known as Steve’s kiss. Steve, however, calls it whatever the f*** he wants to.

Love ain’t like the movies
it blisters and bruises
and knocks you about with its fists
It Leaves you a wreckage
all postaged and packaged
and sealed with a Glasgow kiss
— Sealed With A Glasgow Kiss, Carter USM.
#glasgow#kiss#headbutt#head#butt#gorbals kiss#gorbals#scottish kiss
by J. Z. Knuckles June 24, 2006 https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Glasgow%20kiss

Robber
January 28, 2020 2:12 pm

All they need to do for success is elect Greta as President right? She’ll tell them what to do.

Andrew Dickens
January 28, 2020 2:16 pm

30,000 delegates? Where are they all coming from? It’s an expensive business funding conference delegates. Since a huge proportion of the delegates come from Africa, I assume that they are not paying their own way. So….I assume that the UN are ramping up the African delegations just to get the numbers up to 30,000. And we are paying for it. How much do they get in expenses each day ($300? more?). I’d like to hear from some of these African delegates. How they are chosen. Where they stay while at the conferences. What it’s like each day, attending conference events.

Any chance of getting hold of info of this type?

ATheoK
January 28, 2020 4:24 pm

“Former UK minister Claire O’Neill has been tasked with presiding over COP26 and delivering an agreement acceptable to all.
Widely seen as knowledgeable and authoritative, Ms O’Neill says that Glasgow is the best, and perhaps last chance to make progress under the long drawn out UN process.
“I think we have one shot,” she said, speaking to the BBC at the end of the Madrid conference in December.
“I think if we don’t have a successful outcome next year people will legitimately look at us and say ‘what are you doing, is there a better way?’”

Another UK General who commands their troops to “do better”, “suck it up” and “reduce CO₂”; followed by the commands “up and over” and “charge!”.

That is, global participants who refused to participate and kill their economies in COP25 will suddenly collapse their objections and will kill their economies?

Nah! Won’t happen.
Ms. Perry O’Neil brahs demands may cause many doors to shut in her face.

ATheoK
Reply to  ATheoK
January 28, 2020 4:25 pm

Transposed letters; Should be:
“Ms. Perry O’Neil brash”

brent
January 28, 2020 9:02 pm

Who pays for the EU’s €1tn green deal?

Tackling climate crisis is laudable, but the plan pushes the European Central Bank into a legal grey area
But much of that €1tn for the commission’s proposed green deal would be generated through financial-leverage effects. In 2020, the EU will formally allocate for such purposes only around €40bn, most of which is already included in the budget from previous years; arguably, only €7.5bn of additional funding under the plan would actually be new.
As with the previous commission’s 2015 Juncker plan, the trick, once again, will be to muster the lion’s share of the quoted sum through a shadow budget administered by the European Investment Bank (EIB). The commission, after all, is not allowed to incur debt; but the EU’s intergovernmental rescue and investment funds are
In essence, the EU is doing what the major banks did before the 2008 financial crisis, when they circumvented regulation by shifting part of their business to off-balance-sheet conduits and special-purpose vehicles. In the case of the EU, the guarantees offered by the commission and individual EU member states are sufficient for a high credit rating, and thus for the issuance of European debenture bonds. The funds generated will be used for public and private purposes, and sometimes even for public-private partnerships. But should the guarantees be called in one day, eurozone taxpayers will be the ones to foot the bill.
These planned shadow budgets are problematic, not only because they would allow the commission to circumvent a prohibition against borrowing, but also because they implicate the European Central Bank
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/23/who-pays-for-the-eus-1tn-green-deal

brent
January 28, 2020 9:03 pm

Timmermans kicks off debate over landmark EU ‘Climate Law’
The main objective of the new law will be to “discipline everyone, especially on the political side, to deliver on this promise” of climate neutrality by 2050, Timmermans said
The European Commission launched a public debate about the EU’s upcoming Climate Law on Tuesday (28 January), with a view to enshrining the bloc’s 2050 “climate neutrality” target into binding legislation before the UN climate conference in Glasgow later this year.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/timmermans-kicks-off-debate-over-landmark-eu-climate-law/

Robert Stevenson
January 29, 2020 3:52 am

I thought that COP21 was the last word or last chance saloon for planet saving stuff – nope. Each succeeding COP generates more hysteria.

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