COP28. Cartoon of 03/12/2023 in CTXT

Well, we already have another COP with more of the same. The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023, also called the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, among friends COP28, is the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Expo City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

What we already know is that on the third day Kamala Harris announced that the US would release 3 billion dollars to help the poorest countries pay for the damage caused by climate change. Germany will put up 100 million and Italy another 100 million.

I suppose they will think that, all things considered lost, patching up the damage caused by climate change with a little money is a good way to clear their consciences in the face of the impossibility of reaching an agreement to stop filling the planet with shit.

The paradox, among many others, is that both the US and China, the two biggest polluters, have no intention of reducing their emissions from the use of oil, coal and gas, but the media highlight that the US vice-president has been "optimistic" about the future. I guess this means that she is confident that the harshest destructive effects of climate change will be borne by future generations and that she will be caught in the middle of the party growing up.

This conference has already been marred by the appointment of Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber as the president of the conference, who is not only a minister but also the CEO of ADNOC, his country's national oil and gas company.

In January, 450 organisations protested the appointment of Al Jaber as COP28 president and sent a letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres, reminding him that ADNOC is the world's 12th largest oil producer. It ranks 14th on the list of companies responsible for one third of carbon emissions. ADNOC also ranks No. 2 in a global analysis of fossil fuel companies' oil and gas expansion plans

Guterres wiped his own ass with that letter.

Three days before the start of the conference, the oil minister and COP28 president claimed that"there is no science" to suggest that phasing out oil, gas and coal will achieve the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.

We are in the hands of hypocrites, cynics and sociopaths, who not only travel around in private planes to attend conferences on the other side of the world, but also in their day-to-day lives to go to the next village for a few shots.

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