When the GWPF earlier this week called on Boris Johnson to turn the UN climate summit in Glasgow in November (COP26) into an online event, we didn’t expect that his advisers would respond that quickly, now considering the same idea.
The Guardian is today reporting that “a rising chorus of voices within Whitehall is calling for a virtual Cop26, in place of the messy uncertainty of an in-person Cop that may have to be called off anyway, if the pandemic takes a turn for the worse.”
As members of the government’s scientific advisory committee, Sage, have been called to an urgent meeting on Thursday, Boris Johnson has warned of even “greater suffering” next winter if new Covid-19 variants were to spread and take root.
In light of his winter Covid warnings and the many benefits of turning COP26 into an virtual conference, the Prime Minister would be well advised to make the right decision sooner rather than later.
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May 13, 2021 at 02:40AM