During a climate summit, Greta Thunberg and other activists criticised the way things were going, claiming that world leaders were failing to match their words with real action.
Sweden’s Stockholm UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a “climate catastrophe,” while environmental activist Greta Thunberg described Saturday’s COP26 climate summit agreement as “blah, blah, blah.”
Greta Thunberg’s words
“I understand you could be disappointed. But we’re in the fight of our lives, and we have to win.” Thunberg, possibly the world’s most well-known environmental activist, was blunter in her opinion.
“The #COP26 has come to an end,” she tweeted. “Here’s a quick rundown: “But the main job is done outside these hallways,” blah, blah, blah. And we will never, ever give up.
‘Difficult work ahead’
Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, remained cheerful “There’s a lot more to do in the future years,” Johnson remarked.
“However, today’s accord is a significant step forward, and we now have the first-ever worldwide agreement to phase out coal and a path to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.”
Remarks made by global leaders
“While the formal language stopped short of pledging to phase out coal, the remarks made by global leaders in Glasgow left little question that coal is on its way out.”
The long, drawn-out discussions had taken their toll on Britain’s COP26 president, Alok Sharma. “I regret the way this process has transpired, “Sharma remarked as the final agreement was reached. “I am terribly sorry,” he said before lowering his gavel.