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michael norton

Australia – not too sure COP26 is good idea

Australia’s prime minister has signalled he may not attend the UN’s landmark climate conference in November as his government faces continued criticism of its poor climate record.

In an interview, Scott Morrison said he had “not made any final decisions” on attending, suggesting it was a burden.

“It’s another trip overseas… and I’ve spent a lot of time in quarantine,” he told the West Australian newspaper.

The COP26 summit will be the biggest global climate crisis talks in years.

BBC News – COP26: Australia PM undecided on attending crucial climate summit (27 Sep 2021)
I can see his point, more quarantine. Also someone might point out they mine an awful lot of coal in Australia, to sell to Asia.