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Cop out (idiomatic) To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cop_out

COP 26 President, India born Alok Sharma: “45 years of UK-China ambassadorial relations, Event in London to mark the 45th anniversary year of ambassadorial relations between the UK and China, 29 March 2017. Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

It certainly looks like this was a pre-planned con job from the beginning. It is definitely a con job led and approved by India born Alok Sharma, to the benefit of India and China. Pre-meditated and pre-planned?

Did the COP 26 discharge enough hot air to keep everyone warm this winter, despite high energy costs?

As negotiations wrapped up Saturday, however, India and China insisted on a watering down of a commitment to phase out coal and fossil fuels… India, along with China and South Africa, argued that phasing out fossil fuels was unfair. Close to 70% of India’s power generation is reliant on coal…. Signatories agreed to “phase down” rather than “phase out” the use of coal and fossil fuels and to cut subsidies for the industry.”
https://www.voanews.com/a/nations-strike-climate-deal-with-coal-compromise/6312112.html

Not only was the COP 26 Summit President Alok Sharma born in India, but his father, Prem Sharma, is Founder and “Patron” of the “Conservative Friends of India”. According to the web site, Prem Sharma “has worked tirelessly in providing a platform for the Asian people”. In 2003, he was also part of the first British Parliamentary delegation to India. https://archive.vn/kHAg4

Neither India nor China are “developing countries”. The World Bank classifies both as “middle income countries” and both have had their full independence for over 70 years. So, they’ve only to look at their own elites for remaining poverty. In particular, India’s caste system is almost certainly why it is lower middle income, in contrast to China’s upper middle income status. https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519 Hey, remember the development of underdevelopment and all of that? And, that giant sucking sound as mostly urban elites siphon off wealth?

Meanwhile, at the COP Summit, it was agreed that the poor in the so-called richer countries should subsidize the rich in the so-called poor countries.

While South Africa has only been free from Apartheid for a few decades, the on-the-make Gupta brothers arrived from India, and apparently fleeced South Africa out of a whole lot of money. The Guptas had coal mining interests in South Africa, as do mining companies from the UK and Australia. Additionally, Asian Indians “have maintained prominent positions in the ruling African National Congress,” in post-Apartheid South Africa. This likely helped the Guptas to fit in. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_South_Africans#Post-apartheid_politics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gupta_family#Mining_and_energy_interests
Interpol issues a Red Notice for the Guptas” October 26, 2021 by Mickyla Arendse https://dailystar.co.za/2021/10/26/interpol-issues-a-red-notice-for-the-guptas/

Why Beijing Loves Biden and Paris: The U.S. rejoins a climate pact that gives China a free carbon ride”. By The Editorial Board, WSJ, Feb. 21, 2021 2:55 pm ET https://archive.vn/x6ZXq

The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt. US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period..https://www.iea.org/articles/global-co2-emissions-in-2019

Coal pushback

As negotiations wrapped up Saturday, however, India and China insisted on a watering down of a commitment to phase out coal and fossil fuels. It was a subtle but significant change…,” notes VOA News.

No one in their right mind buys VOA’s claim that this “left the summit president visibly upset.

No one in their right mind believes that either Sharma is “deeply sorry”. Sharma’s just contributing to global warming with his hot air BS: “I apologize for the way this process has unfolded and I am deeply sorry…. I also understand the deep disappointment. But I think, as you have noted, it’s also vital that we protect this package.” (VOA News)

We don’t believe for a second that he was disappointed. This was almost certainly pre-planned. And, no one will EVER convince us that it wasn’t pre-planned, though the interests involved in this con probably include more than just India and China. We will allow others to address connections to the Great Reset, at least for now.

VOA continues: “India, along with China and South Africa, argued that phasing out fossil fuels was unfair. Close to 70% of India’s power generation is reliant on coal.” AND? Why isn’t India almost entirely solar powered by now? And, why has it done nothing to control its population?

India’s no longer classified as “developing”, even by the World Bank, and if parts of it are poor and underdeveloped, one need look no further than its caste system-greedy elites. And, so, India’s Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav is simply discharging hot air: “How can anyone expect that developing countries can make promises about phasing out coal and fossil fuel subsidies? Developing countries have still to deal with their development agendas and poverty eradication…“ (VOA News)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted: “The COP26 is over… Here’s a brief summary: Blah, blah, blah.

VOA’s summary of what was agreed (which may or may not be accurate):
What was agreed?

So what was agreed to at Glasgow? The text acknowledges that existing commitments to cut emissions of greenhouse gases are nowhere near enough to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. In the deal, countries committed to come back next year with improved targets on cutting emissions, much sooner than the previous five-year cycle.

Signatories agreed to “phase down” rather than “phase out” the use of coal and fossil fuels and to cut subsidies for the industry.

Rich countries agreed to increase their commitments on climate finance, doubling the money they will pay to poorer countries to adapt to climate change and decarbonize their economies by 2025.

TRANSLATION: THE POOR IN “RICHER” COUNTRIES WILL PAY THE RICH IN “POOR” COUNTRIES.

Will China pay up for its pollution?

For the first time there’s recognition of the need for richer nations to compensate developing countries for loss and damage from climate change…

There was also further detail on international carbon markets, whereby carbon emission credits can be traded between countries… However, critics fear the complexity will enable countries to hide their true emissions.

Earlier in the summit, there were significant deals on reducing deforestation, while around 100 countries pledged to reduce methane emissions by 30% from 2020 levels by 2030.

Reaction

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised delegates for reaching an agreement.

“Of course, there’s still a long, long way to go before we can say we’ve dealt with climate change. But the great news is, together, the world has made some important breakthroughs. We’ve kept alive the hope of restricting the growth in temperatures to 1.5 degrees [Celsius], and we’ve made huge progress on coal, cars, cash and trees,” Johnson said in a video posted online Saturday.

The deal was a clear compromise — a text that all 197 parties signed, some with evident reluctance. Is it enough to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius and prevent catastrophic climate change?

“On the whole I think it’s a meek, weak outcome that doesn’t meet the moment of the climate emergency,” Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International, told Reuters. “It keeps the 1.5 degree alive — barely alive — and I don’t think that the youth activists and the Indigenous peoples are going to tolerate another COP like this.”

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg dismissed the deal.

“The COP26 is over” she wrote on Twitter. “Here’s a brief summary: Blah, blah, blah.”

…. The U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry was upbeat on what has been achieved.

“We emerge from Glasgow having dramatically raised the world’s ambition to solve this challenge in this decade and beyond. I really do believe that as a result of this decision and as a result of the announcements that have been made over the course of the last few weeks, we are in fact closer than we have ever been before to avoiding climate chaos and securing cleaner air, safer water and a healthier planet.”

Kerry said the inclusion of a commitment on coal was significant.

“As a result of what took place here with nations that have never considered even having the word ‘coal’ in a plan, where it remains even today after what took place [at the summit], coal and the phase down of coal is on the books, it’s part of the decision,” Kerry said at a press conference Saturday.

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was circumspect in his assessment.

“The approved texts are a compromise,” Guterres said. “They reflect the interests, the conditions, the contradictions and the state of political will in the world today. They take important steps, but unfortunately, the collective political will was not enough to overcome some deep contradictions. As I said at the opening, we must accelerate action to keep the 1.5 degrees [Celsius] goal alive. Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe.”

What’s next?

After two weeks of intense negotiations, delegates are now heading home. For some it is a journey of several days and thousands of miles, back to remote, low-lying Pacific islands, or to rainforest settlements threatened by deforestation. They depart Glasgow with a climate deal, but with many of their hopes and demands unfulfilled.

The next big milestone is the COP27 climate summit scheduled for 2022 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.” Excerpted from “CLIMATE CHANGE ‘A Fragile Win’: Climate Pact Reached at Glasgow COP26 Summit” November 13, 2021 4:07 PM UPDATE November 13, 2021 8:53 PM by Henry Ridgwell https://www.voanews.com/a/nations-strike-climate-deal-with-coal-compromise/6312112.html

The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt. US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period. A 15% reduction in the use of coal for power generation underpinned the decline in overall US emissions in 2019. Coal-fired power plants faced even stronger competition from natural gas-fired generation, with benchmark gas prices an average of 45% lower than 2018 levels. As a result, gas increased its share in electricity generation to a record high of 37%. Overall electricity demand declined because demand for air-conditioning and heating was lower as a result of milder summer and winter weather.https://www.iea.org/articles/global-co2-emissions-in-2019

India is not a developing, but a`lower-middle-income’ economy, says World Bank: For analytical purposes, India continues to be classified as lower-middle-income economy,’ World Bank Data Scientist”” by Tariq Khokhar. IANS June 03, 2016 14:53:45 IST https://www.firstpost.com/business/india-is-not-a-developing-but-alower-middle-income-economy-says-world-bank-2815134.html

Corruption at South Africa’s Eskom:

Corruption still rife at Eskom

Gupta Leaks and Eskom:
https://www.gupta-leaks.com/category/eskom/

British, Australian and South African coal mining companies in South Africa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_in_South_Africa

Is Alok Sharma’s father, Prem, connected to the Guptas?
There is a Prem Chander Sharma who is the uncle of Iqbal Meer Sharma. Iqbal Meer Sharma’s father was born in 1943. https://archive.vn/XE2wO It is apparently a common name, however.

Top South African Indian-origin businessman arrested for Gupta-linked fraud and corruption” JOHANNESBURG, JUNE 04, 2021 02:58 IST UPDATED: JUNE 04, 2021 02:58 IST
Iqbal Meer Sharma, once a powerful South African government official in the Department of Trade and Industry, was arrested on Thursday in a massive fraud and corruption scandal linked to the controversial Gupta family https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/top-south-african-indian-origin-businessman-arrested-for-gupta-linked-fraud-and-corruption/article34722189.ece

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
45 years of UK-China ambassadorial relations
Event in London to mark the 45th anniversary year of ambassadorial relations between the UK and China, 29 March 2017
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https://www.gov.uk/government/people/alok-sharma