Statement published by No Cold War following the COP26 conference.
By focusing only on coal and not including oil and gas, the COP26 text disproportionately impacts certain developing countries like China and India. All fossil fuels must be phased down, in an equitable manner.
The country-by-country league table from the latest Carbon Change Performance Index, which covers 64 countries responsible for 92% of global greenhouse gas emissions, shows that the US is at 55 – 9th worst.
The US’s cold war propaganda offensive into the Cop26 has centred on attempting to position itself as the world’s “climate leader” and to shift the blame for the climate crisis onto developing countries, particularly China and India.
US aggression against China is not only a threat to world peace and prosperity, it is also a major obstacle in the way of humanity coming together to tackle climate change.
Tragically, the COP26 process has been swept into the matrix of dangerous geopolitical tensions, driven largely by the United States in its quest to prevent China’s scientific and technological advancement. Rather than focus on the necessary energy transition, developed countries have taken to crude propaganda against a handful of developing states such as China and India.
It is likely that COP26 will be a failure.
An article on the greenwashing of nuclear power, based on an interview with French socialist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon.