It was obvious, going in, that Glasgow was going to be a debacle. We were promised that governments would keep global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Now the national promises coming in about future emissions mean we are on course for 3°C or more.

When Greta Thunberg says that all the leaders of the world have failed us, she is right.

That is why the world leaders are forced to sit in the audience and listen to Thunberg castigate them. Look at us, they say. Aren’t we good? You can see we are on her side, because we are allowing her to shame us.

They clap for her, but still they don’t ...


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