Some readers of The Times underestimated the usefulness of the International Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, with some describing the event as a “clown-led circus”.
According to a number of the newspaper’s readers, most international leaders do not seek to achieve noble goals through their participation in such meetings, and the statements they make do not depend on facts.
In his commentary, reader Chris Frankland wrote: “The West’s actions on climate are hypocritical and of little use.”
While the reader who presented himself as Graham Ross seriously underestimated statements calling for a transition to “green” energy sources, describing them as “ridiculous and demagogic”, given that these sources are unable to compete with oil and gas derivatives, but rather depend entirely on government financial subsidies located burden on taxpayers.
Some readers commented on the statements of US President Joe Biden, who criticized his Russian counterparts, Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping, for not participating in the work of the Summit of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Mark Benay noted that “Putin, Xi and other wise people are not thinking of giving up the use of coal, oil and gas,” while reader Cicero commented that the Russian and Chinese presidents’ decision not to attend the meeting in Glasgow was “rational and rational.”
Reader Luke Nomore wrote: “The truth is that the presidents Putin and Xi laugh at us, especially given the meager achievements of the summit.”