COP26 headlines: 7/11/21

A counter conference started in Glasgow today to gave a voice to indigenous peoples and the most marginalised by climate change. There were also marches and demonstrations on what was planned as a rest day for COP26.

Friends of the Earth Scotland protest against a new proposed oil field off Shetland.
Photo: Friends of the Earth Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland sends a message to the UK government against the proposed Cambo oil field off Shetland:

Campaigners march against climate colonialism (Daily Record)

Few willing to change lifestyle to save the planet, climate survey finds. People in 10 countries believe they are already doing more to preserve the planet than anyone else, including their government, and few are willing to make significant lifestyle changes (The Guardian)

‘Nothing like enough progress’ against global warming, expert adviser warns (The National)

Boris Johnson begs COP26 negotiators to ‘pull together’ for agreement in second weeks of talks (Daily Record and government statement)

US set to wrap up COP26 with little to show on climate (FT)

What to expect as climate summit enters second week (The National)

So what has COP26 achieved so far (Guardian)

Police praise ‘good natured’ marchers in Glasgow  (BBC News)

COP26: The Royal Family’s climate interventions have left no one in any doubt that they want meaningful actions from the summit (Sky News)

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  1. As a person indigenous of Cuadrilla’s failed attempts at test fracking the Fylde over the last decade, I would hope that Lancashire County Council and the UK Government would perform the function they were elected to perform!
    This I believe to have been firstly to ensure the health, wealth and happiness of Fylde residents continues to be at a high level of satisfaction.
    Secondly that businesses operated by indigenous residents of Fylde over many years in the tourism and agriculture sectors continue to prosper and provide the highest quality of service to their clients.

  2. It’s difficult to picture an indigenous systems approach to the climate-change crisis being any worse than the still-much-wanting non-aboriginal approach. If I read correctly, the indigenous method of strategic/controlled burns of forest dead wood, in order to significantly reduce the risk of wildfires, was supposed to be formally tried by the B.C. government (announced a few months after the election of the then-Green-party-supported NDP minority government). I’ve not heard about any movement on this urgent matter by the NDP government.

    Collectively, human existence is still essentially analogous to a cafeteria lineup consisting of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable person should be at the front and, conversely, at the back of the line. Many of them further fight over to whom amongst them should go the last piece of quality pie and how much they should have to pay for it — all the while the interstellar spaceship on which they’re all permanently confined, owned and operated by (besides the wealthiest passengers) the fossil fuel industry, is on fire and toxifying at locations not normally investigated. As a species, we can be so heavily preoccupied with our own individual little worlds, however overwhelming to us, that we will miss the biggest of crucial pictures.

    While we nonetheless need to keep doing our very best to correct our collective consumptive (mis)behavior ASAP, humankind is still distracting itself/ourselves from our own burning and heavily polluting spaceship, Earth. … Humankind desperately needs environmentally conscious and active young people, especially those approaching or reaching voting age. In contrast, the dinosaur electorate who have been voting into high office consecutive mass-pollution promoting or complicit/complacent governments for many decades are gradually dying off thus making way for voters who fully support a healthy Earth thus populace.

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