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Anne-Marie Tomchak


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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a Global Climate Strike of the movement Fridays for Future, in central Stockholm, Sweden, last week. Photo: Etrik Simander/TT News Agency via Reuters

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a Global Climate Strike of the movement Fridays for Future, in central Stockholm, Sweden, last week. Photo: Etrik Simander/TT News Agency via Reuters

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a Global Climate Strike of the movement Fridays for Future, in central Stockholm, Sweden, October 22, 2021. Etrik Simander/TT News Agency via REUTERS

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a Global Climate Strike of the movement Fridays for Future, in central Stockholm, Sweden, October 22, 2021. Etrik Simander/TT News Agency via REUTERS

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a Global Climate Strike of the movement Fridays for Future, in central Stockholm, Sweden, last week. Photo: Etrik Simander/TT News Agency via Reuters

We’rev only a matter of days away from Cop26, the global event in Glasgow where world leaders get together to share updates on how much progress they’ve made in meeting their climate goals since they signed up to the Paris Agreement back in 2015. And if Greta Thunberg’s assessment of the situation is anything to go by, it’s going to be a whole load of ‘blah blah blah’ with more talk and not enough meaningful action.

Writing about the state of the world over the weekend, Greta pulled no punches saying: “The truth is there are no climate leaders. Not yet. At least not among high-income nations.”


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