Will Cop26 change history? It is time for the world to ‘grow up’ and ‘listen to scientists’ said Boris Johnson in a call to arms to global leaders ahead of the Glasgow climate summit.
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Will Cop26 change history? It is time for the world to 'grow up' and 'listen to scientists' said Boris Johnson in a call to arms to global leaders ahead of the Glasgow climate summit.
Everyone in the room was listening to Boris Johnson. He was standing in New York, speaking to other members of the UN.
"This world... is not some indestructible toy," he said. "We must come together... and we can."
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Next month, the UK is hosting a climate summit in Glasgow. Cop26 is a meeting of countries from around the world. They will join together to find solutions to the climate crisis.
Cop26 is not the first time leaders have met to fix climate change. In 2015, 196 countries signed the Paris Agreement.
But not everyone kept their promise. In 2017, Donald Trump left the agreement. And carbon emissions went up instead of down.
Some people think Cop26 will be different. The pandemic showed us that none of us are invincible.
And the last summer has been filled with scary signs of climate change. There have been fires, floods and heatwaves.
This could be our chance to stop it happening again.
Will Cop26 change the world?
No. This has happened before. Cop26 will be no different. People are too greedy. They will not want to make changes. Not all leaders will agree and it will fail.
Yes! We have to be positive. The leaders will work hard to fix things. This time, it is not just the future they are changing. They are saving their own lives too!