If Cop26 is indeed a ‘flop’, Boris Johnson should take responsibility

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Tuesday 26 October 2021 16:44
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<p>The government has ‘had years to lay the groundwork for success at Cop26’, say campaigners</p>

The government has ‘had years to lay the groundwork for success at Cop26’, say campaigners

The prime minister now forewarns us that Cop26 climate summit is likely to flop. In doing so, he hopes to deflect any blame for what could be yet another failure by nations to recognise that human pollution of the atmosphere is having severe consequences for all organisms, including humans.

We acknowledge that the Covid pandemic has been a distraction from climate issues, but since taking control, the PM’s almost complete delegation of responsibility for Cop26 preparation has been a dereliction of duty. If the Glasgow summit is a flop, Boris Johnson should “man up” and acknowledge that it occurred on his watch and accept the consequences.

Ian Reid

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