'Grow up': U.K.'s Boris Johnson says world must face climate change

The British prime minister is due to host a major United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland in six weeks’ time.

9/23/2021 12:14:00 PM

British PM Johnson tells world leaders at the UN that humanity has to “grow up” and tackle climate change, saying humans must stop trashing the planet like a teenager.

The British prime minister is due to host a major United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland in six weeks’ time.

, saying humans must stop trashing the planet like a teenager on a bender.Johnson is due to host a major United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland in six weeks’ time. He is using a trip to the U.N. General Assembly in New York to press governments for tougher emissions-cutting targets and more money to help poor countries clean up their economies.

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In a speech to the General Assembly on Wednesday, he said it’s now or never if the world is to meet its goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.“If we keep on the current track then the temperatures will go up by 2.7 degrees or more by the end of the century. And never mind what that will do to the ice floes," Johnson said. “We will see desertification, drought, crop failure, and mass movements of humanity on a scale not seen before. Not because of some unforeseen natural event or disaster, but because of us, because of what we are doing now."

Johnson conceded Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. was not imminent.Eduardo Munoz / ReutersIn his speech, Johnson compared humanity to an impetuous 16-year-old — “just old enough to get ourselves into serious trouble.”“We have come to that fateful age when we know roughly how to drive and we know how to unlock the drinks cabinet and to engage in all sorts of activity that is not only potentially embarrassing but also terminal,” he said. headtopics.com

“We believe that someone else will clear up the mess we make, because that is what someone else has always done,” he added. “We trash our habitats again and again with the inductive reasoning that we have got away with it so far, and therefore we will get away with it again.

“My friends, the adolescence of humanity is coming to an end,” Johnson, said, adding: “We must come together in a collective coming of age.”Hopes for a successful Glasgow summit have been boosted by announcements this week from the world’s two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters, the United States and China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country willno longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, while U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to double financial aid for green growth to poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024.Britain has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, and Johnson has championed the expansion of renewable energy, saying the U.K. could become the “Saudi Arabia of wind.” But he is under fire from environmentalists for failing to scrap new North Sea oil drilling and a proposed new coal mine in northwest England.

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Meanwhile back in UK - fuelstations inundated with people panicking to get ‘fossil fuel’ because Government failed them again, on Brexit.Johnson - the only thing green are his gills! Cop26 BrexitConsequences The idea this inflated schoolboy, who built a ‘career’ on lies, can tell anyone to ‘grow up’ would be laughable, if it were not so cynical. SmirkPolitics MoggWash GarbleBritain LaughingStock

Bullshite I don’t know how he behaved as a teenager, but I didn’t trash the planet And how well are China and India handling that news? Tell that to Greta Thunberg Teenagers know more about climate than “adults” who have ruined our planet. It’s up to the all of us to save it. Wow, even Boris wants to do something

grow up my dear Actually, it's rich old white men who are trashing the planet. Teenagers are doing just the opposite. My link my details 虚伪的英国应该自己做出来,而不是伪道学去督促别人为自己做。。。

'Grow up': UK's Johnson says world must face climate changeBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson told world leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday night that humanity has to “grow up” and tackle climate change, saying humans must stop trashing the planet like a teenager on a bender. We Koreans have exact words. “너나 잘해”. Forget rolling in the V8..catch the bus..save the planet..all luv..no hate.. How embarrassing was it to have the media hurried out of his joint news conference with “ice cream joe”.

Actually, UN can't tackle climate change because UN has no regulatory authority in most countries (if not all). And if either Russia or the US 'vetoes' it, then it doesn't happen. He should have said; The 🌍 needs to battle climate change, like a teenager. GretaThunberg said right but uk and usa are so hypocrats liers

And Putin and christo fascism He could start by getting an adult haircut. Ok. Let’s tax the rich and while we’re at it, take away all their cars and homes and no more Obama style birthday parties. Talk about carbon footprints! Literally no. Stop trashing the planet like a boomer After you, Boris. This guy is a gold-plated, silver-spooned charlatan. There he stands, lecturing the world about environmental responsibility while, at home, he and his ministers are trying to reopen coal mines on the grounds that Brexit has fucked up the domestic energy supply.


'Grow up': UK's Johnson says world must face climate changeUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said humanity must 'grow up' and tackle climate change during his annual United Nations address to world leaders. Johnson is due to host a major UN climate summit in Scotland in November. Time to get rid of climate change hysteric Boris. Boris your carbon footprint above or below average UK citizens? If above. Shut up until you reach that level Unfortunately,he's pro corporate policy who don't care about the environment.

Start with the bullying big oil companies thrashing national lands and forests and destroying clean drinking water Greta would be that teenager Hypocrite. We are likely to have food shortages due to Brexit, a massive wave of Covid infections coming this winter, gas prices out of control due to the Bullshit we were drowned in to get Brexit. Where is our glorious leader? Hobnobbing at the UN. He should be back here

😂😂😂 Isn't the UK backing away from it's green deals? Anyone with six kids clearly doesn't give a fuck about environmental impact. so my child bride keeps telling me. That is a little rich coming from someone who struggles to dress himself and comb his own hair and his is telling the rest of the world to grow up.

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