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Reader's letter: Lots said, but how much will be done?



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I wonder if readers understand that Cop26 (a Conference of the Parties) is the 26th version of these conferences.

It might be remembered that the first aim of any institution is survival, followed by growth and a need to spawn similar institutions.

This is the way that way life works. Climate change organisations all demonstrate this feature.

All 25 of these previous meetings have had one thing in common, which is encapsulated in the saying (from a Navy tradition) that ‘after it’s all said and done, there’s a whole lot more said, than done!’

About 95% of all such meetings are a complete waste of time and maybe a waste money too.

COP26 is likely to be a good example of this.

Any adult should be able to see that we don’t really need a time machine to understand the impact of warmer temperatures, all we really need to do is book a holiday to somewhere warm.

Lots will be said after COP 26 but how much will be done? ­R. SHEPPARD, Beckingham.



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