The leader of the climate youth movement, Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, today called the Glasgow climate conference a “failure” in front of thousands of young people who demonstrated in the Scottish city to call for action against climate change. threatens their generation and those who will follow.
“It is no secret that COP26 is a failure,” she told thousands of children, teens and young adults, calling the conference “a celebration of ‘business as usual’ and blabbering on.”
“Our leaders are not pointing the way, that’s what leadership looks like,” he added, pointing to the crowd.
“They can not ignore the scientific consensus, they can not ignore us,” said the Swedish activist.
“Our kings are naked. History will judge them harshly,” she said, referring to leaders who rallied for the COP and once again accused them of inaction, and spoke again of a “pseudo-green identity festival”.
A second day of protests will be tomorrow, Saturday, in Glasgow. The first, held at the end of two weeks of the COP26 conference, had the same demand, the urgent need to protect the climate from the catastrophic effects of global warming on greenhouse gas emissions. activity.
The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to reduce global warming well below +2 degrees Celsius, if possible + 1.5 ° C, to avoid the worst effects of climate change, which is already causing disasters throughout the world. planet. Every tenth of a degree Celsius has its consequences.
However, according to the latest UN estimates, the world is headed for a “catastrophic” overheating of +2.7 degrees Celsius.
Source From: Capital