It is a shame world leaders, such as Australia’s Scott Morrison and President Xi Jinping of China, do not share the Queen and the Royal Family’s understanding of how urgent climate issues are
You can understand why the Queen is sceptical about the prospect of a breakthrough at next month’s climate summit.
The COP26 meeting in Glasgow has been described as the final chance to prevent a catastrophic rise in global temperatures but, as Her Majesty pointed out yesterday, there is too much talking and not enough action.
Some world leaders, such as Australia’s Scott Morrison and President Xi Jinping of China, have not even decided if they will attend.
If the Scottish summit fails to agree binding targets for reducing emissions, the consequences for Earth will be disastrous.
We will be bequeathing our children and grandchildren a planet where droughts, flooding and extreme weather are the norm.
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Large parts of the world will become uninhabitable. Rising sea levels could wipe out farmland to grow essential food supplies.
It is a shame that other leaders do not share the Royal Family’s understanding of how urgent these issues are. If they fail in Glasgow, future generations will never forgive them.
Boris Johnson scuttled back from his holiday today to a struggling country.
While he was playing with his paintbrush, families and firms faced supply disruption and soaring costs of energy and other essentials.
Sir Keir Starmer is right to say the Prime Minister needs to step up to the plate and stop dodging responsibility for the multiple problems facing this country.
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Mr Johnson’s approach so far has been like his artwork while in Marbella – slapdash.
This complacent government has failed to come up with a plan to address the fuel crisis, energy crisis and cost-of-living crisis.
Adele’s in tune
Adele is not just a music sensation, she seems to affect the beauty industry too.
The reaction to her new single Easy on Me – a sales boom in everything from eyeliner to hairspray – illustrates what a cultural icon the Tottenham girl has become.