Historian John Robson:

In the Financial Post, Henry Geraedts writes that “what actually happened” at the UN’s COP26 Glasgow Climate Change confab last November was extremely significant. “Net Zero’s magical thinking met unyielding global energy realities and it lost, leaving the Paris Accord’s climate ambitions withering on the vine.” Perhaps. And perhaps he’s right that “sooner or later, our politicians will have to accept” this reality. But it still matters a good deal whether it’s “sooner” or, as seems more likely, “later”. They have woven themselves a profoundly hypnotic spell from which the awakening promises to be highly unpleasant for them, though the continued slumber will be even more so for us.  Read Article