The Swedish climate change activist, Greta Thunberg on Friday branded the UN climate summit that took place in Glasgow as an utter failure. She blatantly called it the “Global North Greenwash Festival” and a usual two week celebration of businesses with a series of climate pledges of absolute vainness.”The COP has turned into a PR event. where leaders are giving beautiful speeches and announcing fancy commitments and targets, while behind the curtains governments of the Global North countries are still refusing to take
any drastic climate action.” “Net zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah.Net zero.Blah, blah, blah. Climate neutral. Blah, blah, blah. This is all we hearfrom our so-called leaders. Words that sound great but so far have led to no action. Our hopes and dreams drown in their empty words and promises.” Said frustrated young Greta.
Policymakers and business leaders are under great pressure to meet the demands ofthe climate emergency at COP26. Yet, even as many publicly acknowledge the necessity of transitioning to a low-carbon society, hopes of limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius are quickly deteriorating.
Many other youth climate activists have warned that the world isn’t adapting to the escalating challenges of climate change. Several thousand young protesters were on the streets with their parents, classmates and teachers. They demanded world leaders do more to stop polluters and save the planet from the disastrous rising temperatures.