COP-out28 summed up in two cartoons

by @PatChappatte

Ben Mosquera@b97264: Will they be discussing anything else than oil & gaz supply?

Dec 2, 2023 cartoon in the Globe and Mail by Canada’s Michael de Adder

The ultimate Synergy Festival of polluters and their enablers.

A day later:

Al Gore@algore:

COP28 is now on the verge of complete failure. The world desperately needs to phase out fossil fuels as quickly as possible, but this obsequious draft reads as if OPEC dictated it word for word. It is even worse than many had feared. Not for me. It’s exactly as I expected the outcome to be. Polluter Heaven. It is “Of the Petrostates, By the Petrostates and For the Petrostates.” It is deeply offensive to all who have taken this process seriously. Who the hell takes COP-outs seriously? Wake up! Smell the diesel fumes and radioactive frac waste.There are 24 hours left to show whose side the world is on: the side that wants to protect humanity’s future by kickstarting the orderly phase out of fossil fuels or the side of the petrostates and the leaders of the oil and gas companies that are fueling the historic climate catastrophe. In order to prevent COP28 from being the most embarrassing and dismal failure in 28 years of international climate negotiations, the final text must include clear language on phasing out fossil fuels. Anything else is a massive step backwards from where the world needs to be to truly address the climate crisis and make sure the 1.5°C goal doesn’t die in Dubai.

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