What happened at COP26? And what next?

A synopsis of the so-called Glasgow ‘Conference of the Parties’ (COP26), by the Campaign against Climate Change (@campaigncc). It’s a disturbing, but thoroughly unsurprising, read:

What happened at COP26? And what next?

My summary, in a haiku:

In Pandora’s Box
Hope’s frosty note lay unread:
“Down pub getting drunk.”

There are some who denigrate those who, like me, consider that it is imperative that our entire civilization must take action now to reverse the trend. They call us ‘doomers’ for using words like ‘crisis’ and ’emergency’, and for arguing that if we continue to delay then the results will be catastrophic. They accuse people who say such things of spreading undue fear. But such an attitude plays right into the hands of those whose objective is further inaction and delay, and who promote a continuation of the totally unsustainable ‘business as usual’.

It polarizes the public and then that makes it harder to get consensus and progress.

John Cook, research fellow at Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub in Australia, and climate misinformation expert (via Desmogblog).

Those who would have us continue on our current course are cynically manipulating the majority, who, as they know full well, do not grasp the reality of exponential growth.

The Titanic is heading for an iceberg, and the fools at the helm believe her to be unsinkable. Yet, if the wheel is not turned now, the lumbering behemoth will not have enough time to avoid the inevitable collision.

Someday the earth will weep, she will beg for her life, she will cry with tears of blood. You will make a choice, if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies, you too will die.
“Someday the earth will weep,
she will beg for her life, she will cry with tears of blood.
You will make a choice, if you will help her or let her die,
and when she dies, you too will die.”
Hollow Horn Bear, Brulé Lakota 18501913

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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17 Responses to What happened at COP26? And what next?

  1. People are too slow to change, and $ unfortunately rules the game.

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  2. Greed…greed…nothing but greed.
    The more showy one, the more fun one feels.
    Helpful people,helpless people and these greedy people all die together that is the prophecy!

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  3. Ju-Lyn says:

    Have just visited your 2013 post coincidentally about climate change. I am sighing.

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    • peNdantry says:

      The difference between then and now is that there are more people making more noise about the crisis. Still not enough, and there are still far too many who are in denial or believe that ‘the economy is all-important’, but at least it’s moving in the right direction.


  4. Catxman says:

    There has to be an alternative. Just saying “no more fossil fuels” is not enough. We need energy to run our advanced technological economy.

    — Catxman



    • peNdantry says:

      Our ‘advanced technological economy’ is destroying our home (and won’t survive that). You’re not wrong that saying “no more fossil fuels” is not enough. We have to rethink everything – and that’s complicated. Eliminating fossil fuels is a big part of the solution, and it’s a concept that can be communicated, and understood, in just four words, as you’ve illustrated.


  5. Priti says:

    Yes when she dies we all will die. Very well shared thank you 😊💕🎉

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  6. The planet is in constant flux of change dear friend… And yes our Earth Mother has been crying for Thousands of years, as her inner being has been highjacked polluted, raped and devoured by the greed of those upon her back..
    Good to be reconnecting with you again here dear friend.. I so thank you for your well wishes and concern way back when, I am only today returning into the world of Blog after my long absence of taking time out… It was never meant to be so long.. But Life sometimes has a way of making us take stock of our lives and how to prioritise ..
    Loved this quote you shared..
    “Someday the earth will weep,
    she will beg for her life, she will cry with tears of blood.
    You will make a choice, if you will help her or let her die,
    and when she dies, you too will die.”

    Many thanks and blessings your way.
    Sue x

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    • peNdantry says:

      Sue! So good to hear from you, I’ve missed you. I agree with you completely that change is constant, but it helps so much if it’s in the right direction (and, currently, it seems to me at least that it’s not). Interesting that you should use the word ‘rape’ in connection with our Mother Earth; I (and others) recently got harangued on Twitter for using that word, by someone who felt that it could only be applied to human women being abused by human men. It’s divisions such as that, I feel, that prevent us from presenting a unified front to the real evils that threaten us. (And, naturally, those evil ones use those divisions to create dissent and further their own aims, sadly.)

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      • The World’s ‘Woke’ is all about Division dear friend, and they are far, far from Awake…
        What people are not aware of is that Earth is also a Sentient BEing~ A living Organism .. Made up of Minerals, Carbon as are we…. We rape and pillage in many ways … I feel sorry for such people who are blinkered in their narrow views..

        How does anyone really know if she feels, senses, or her consciousness is not also sensitive to the ‘Rapes’ we as mankind have not plundered her depths.. As we Dig out mines for recourses, and we inject pollutants into here waterways veins.. As we belch out chemicals into her skies, not only from factories, but from deliberate Geoengineering to alter weather patterns.. FACT!.. Not fiction.. As we gouge out open cast mining and we cut down her life giving trees… Trees which again are living things with such an intricate web of Mycelium to which science now agrees is a miraculous web of underground connection of intelligent communication from tree to tree …

        You know, Life is a cycle… and Mankind is now reaping what he has sown…. As his own breath has and is being restricted, and his own veins are now being invaded…

        This world is far from black and white… And its nothing like we have been taught in our history books…
        Our animal kingdom too… We have experimented, killed, tortured…
        Just because they do not speak our language does not meant they do not feel…

        Have you ever seen the electrons placed upon a plant, that registers its frequencies to see how it reacts if its cut or plucked, or even if another at is side is subject to interference A fascinating study..

        We are all of us interconnected…. And so much more is about to be revealed that will shock many, but people have to experience and that is what we came to the Earth plane to do… Experience…..
        This planet has been going for Billions of years… and before our planet will ever go extinct… I feel our Earth Mother will perhaps have the last laugh as our species once again comes to another 2,000 year end cycle of its own… That it not if it just wakes up to what we are doing to our planet..
        But the bigger question is..
        What are we doing to ourselves?????

        Great to have a good conversation again with you…. The world needs more of you..

        Much respect!! :-) <3

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  7. Beaton says:

    Our president and a 100 person delegation allegedly blew $1Million in expenses and the whole thing was one big party for them… And what’s next?
    Yep, hope is in the pub getting drunk 🙆🏾‍♂

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