Tuesday 6 December 2016

All the hot air emitted by world leaders proves COP21 really just a global cop-out

Published 02/12/2015 | 02:30

'So – protecting the earth or saving the starving? The two, unfortunately, are mutually exclusive'
'So – protecting the earth or saving the starving? The two, unfortunately, are mutually exclusive'

When you consider that we now live in the Doomsday scenario where a Nato country has downed a Russian jet, it's only fitting that so many of the world's political players have gathered this week to discuss a perilous, pressing development.

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Then, when you consider the 130 people killed in Paris in multiple terrorist attacks, it's only fitting that they chose to meet in that city.

What is not fitting, surely, is that they gathered at a massive conference to talk about the weather, or, as it's better known, COP21.

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