Environmental activists attending the United Nations climate summit (COP26) said immediate carbon emissions were necessary to solving climate change decades in the future.
That said, the carbon footprint of the ongoing United Nations climate summit is expected to double that of the previous conference held in 2019. The conference is projected to lead to about 102,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide in emissions, according to a preliminary assessment commissioned by the UN from British professional services firm ARUP.
That’s the equivalent of more than 225.9 million pounds of carbon emissions.
Environmental activists in attendance said carbon emissions from climate conferences weren’t important, according to the NYT. Translation: Do as I say, not as I do…peasants.
President Joe “poopy pants” Biden traveled from the US in Air Force One to speak and engage in negotiations at COP26. Thousands of diplomats were housed in gas-guzzling cruise ships during the summit.
Roughly 60% of the emissions are expected to come from international air travel used by participants to get to COP26, ARUP concluded.
So it goes.