- Dec 22, 2003
World leaders must make major changes in four areas - "coal, cars, cash and trees", Boris Johnson says.
Boris Johnson said:I passionately believe that we can do it by making commitments in four areas - coal, cars, cash and trees
Not oil & gas (and therefore blue hydrogen - which is likely worse than gas). Not farming the way we do - which might be the single biggest factor in biodiversity loss. Not energy efficiency. Just stopping coal (the tories haven't stopped the new coalmine in Cumbria).
The gloomy scientists will be even more gloomy at this speech - because it's bullshit.The prime minister also said it was time to listen to the warnings of scientists. "Look at Covid if you want an example of gloomy scientists being proved right."
COP26 is coming up. My prediction is that it'll be lauded as a massive success - just like all of the other summits have been. But the devil will be in the detail (which will be incorrect with glaring gaps) and also in the execution - none of which has been done on the back of decades of summits of the same sort.