Climate summit “is a failure” says Greta Thunberg – BBC News

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has accused world leaders of deliberately postponing much needed drastic action against global warming. She said they were fighting instead to preserve the status quo.

Addressing thousands of young people at a rally in Glasgow, she called the Cop26 climate summit a failure and little more than a celebration of “business as usual”.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Scotland editor Sarah Smith.

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45 thoughts on “Climate summit “is a failure” says Greta Thunberg – BBC News

  1. U really want climate change why don’t u talk about what’s really kicking it into high gear, OVERPOPULATION but nobody dares touch that subject if we had half the world population it wouldn’t be an issue 😑

  2. stop this nonsense – even the parrot speaks, does not mean it knows the true meaning of what it saying. Let the kid be a kid and enjoy the childhood.

  3. no mention of greta traveling the world on her yacht , when the poor dont even own a car !! and she pushes for climate when the only people destroying it are big business and the rich in private jets etc . delusional tool of the state with pre writen scripts , and they block roads and cause strokes and deaths for people trying to get to hospital but dont have the balls to block parliment or the richest peoplles homes , why because they will get shot and disapear most likley xD

  4. Whatever you do, they will call it a "failure" to create a sense of crisis to promote their interests. Indeed, climate change is a problem, but there are other more severe and urgent problems on earth. We should face the reality. It is impossible to focus on climate change at any cost.

  5. Climate change….carbon footprints ….im just wondering how Greta and all protesters get about and do they all have tv's, laptops, phones so on so forth . How do they boil there water , how do they cook there food ??

  6. One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named The Angry Beaver woke up to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with willow bark that had been pulverized with rocks. “What’s this?” she asked.
    “Pulverized willow bark,” replied her fairy godmother.
    “What happened to the carpet?” she asked.
    “The carpet was nylon, which is made from butadiene and hydrogen cyanide, both made from petroleum,” came the response.
    The Angry Beaver smiled, acknowledging that adjustments are necessary to save the planet, and moved to the sink to brush her teeth where instead of a toothbrush, she found a willow, mangled on one end to expose wood fibre bristles.
    “Your old toothbrush?” noted her godmother, “Also nylon.”
    “Where’s the water?” asked The Angry Beaver
    “Down the road in the canal,” replied her godmother, ‘Just make sure you avoid water with cholera in it”
    “Why’s there no running water?” The Angry Beaver asked, becoming a little peevish.
    “Well,” said her godmother, who happened to teach engineering at MIT, “Where do we begin?” There followed a long monologue about how sink valves need elastomer seats and how copper pipes contain copper, which has to be mined and how it’s impossible to make all-electric earth-moving equipment with no gear lubrication or tires and how ore has to be smelted to a make metal, and that’s tough to do with only electricity as a source of heat, and even if you use only electricity, the wires need insulation, which is petroleum-based, and though most of Sweden’s energy is produced in an environmentally friendly way because of hydro and nuclear, if you do a mass and energy balance around the whole system, you still need lots of petroleum products like lubricants and nylon and rubber for tires and asphalt for filling potholes and wax and iPhone plastic and elastic to hold your underwear up while operating a copper smelting furnace and . . .
    “What’s for breakfast?” interjected The Angry Beaver whose head was hurting.
    "Fresh, range-fed chicken eggs,” replied her godmother. “Raw.”
    “How so, raw?” inquired The Angry Beaver.
    “Well, . . .” And once again, Greta was told about the need for petroleum products like transformer oil and scores of petroleum products essential for producing metals for frying pans and in the end was educated about how you can’t have a petroleum-free world and then cook eggs. Unless you rip your front fence up and start a fire and carefully cook your egg in an orange peel like you do in Boy Scouts. Not that you can find oranges in Sweden anymore.
    “But I want poached eggs like my Aunt Tilda makes,” lamented The Angry Beaver.
    “Tilda died this morning,” the godmother explained. “Bacterial pneumonia.”
    “What?!” interjected The Angry Beaver.. “No one dies of bacterial pneumonia! We have penicillin.”
    “Not anymore,” explained godmother “The production of penicillin requires chemical extraction using isobutyl acetate, which, if you know your organic chemistry, is petroleum-based. Lots of people are dying, which is problematic because there’s not any easy way of disposing of the bodies since backhoes need hydraulic oil and crematoriums can’t really burn many bodies using as fuel Swedish fences and furniture, which are rapidly disappearing – being used on the black market for roasting eggs and staying warm.”
    This represents only a fraction of The Angry Beavers’s day, a day without microphones to exclaim into and a day without much food, and a day without carbon-fibre boats to sail in, but a day that will save the planet.
    Tune in tomorrow when The Angry Beaver needs a root canal and learns how Novocain is synthesized and Greta The Angry Beaver learns the Michelle Obama is a man and the Obama's are homo's.
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  7. We wouldn't see Greta anymore if we announced the concession group behind Greta and everyone refused to do business with it. If you are not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at forty, you have no brain. By the way, does she have a brain? Not only does she forget that she is benefiting from the technology of developed countries and screams from the outside, but she has to show a concrete solution.

  8. Cant wait until my property becomes ocean front property. I'm hoping this investment pays off. How soon can we expect the sea level to rise? 5-8 years? I should be able to hold out until then. If the sea doesn't rise I'm holding Greta responsible.

  9. Perhaps Greta Thunberg can explain, in detail, what science she has followed to fuel her belief that people are the cause of climate change? There are many prior climate changes, before the Industrial Age which were accepted as a normal global phenomena. Why is this one different? Because Greta who has (so far as I know) no scientific background says so? Who is prompting her – and why?

  10. I still wanna know why she started on Britain first, I mean most of the carbon comes from the big continents, and there will be no such thing as Co2 free 🤷‍♀️

  11. Let's listen to the opinions of children and ppl who have not a single clue about what they are preaching ..

    The climate propaganda is a multi decade culmination of indoctrination from the school system- nothing but fear mongering based off statistical manipulation

    The world is doomed with children like this leading the next generation

  12. Climate Change is a a Hoax. Pumping CO2 out of the atmosphere will cause extreme temperature fluctuations as C02 along with oxygen, moisture ect shields the earth from the heat of the sun. Ref NOAA

  13. It's funny how people think if we stop using fossil fuels and green houses will stop climate change for ever but no one looks at technology and phones computers and electricity and how thay are causing climate change and global warming. You think your going to stop climate change but no one will give up any of that so u won't stop it

  14. Greta…actually thinks things can change quickly…..someone needs to educate her on that. And, she's very rude and abrupt….that never works for anything, it's very ineffective. I've been for climate change and actually implementing it, way before her.

  15. She looks 25 years old not 16 😆😂

    It's hilarious that people actually buy that she is 16 years old

    Not any different how people buy Tom Holland beating 16 years old in Spider-Man 😆😂

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