Earlier on Monday, Boris Johnson opened the COP26 ceremony with his keynote speech. “If we don’t get serious about climate change today, it will be too late for our children to do so tomorrow”, Johnson said.
The prime minister unleashed his inner Thunberg by coining her “blah, blah, blah” phrase, which she used as a jab against people in power and their empty climate change promises.
“All those promises will be nothing but blah, blah, blah,” Johnson added.
COP’s aim is to bring governments from around the globe together to discuss the accelerating climate problem. Germany’s Angela Merkel, President Emmanuel Macron of France and US President Joe Biden, who appeared to have zoned out mid-speech, were among those gathered at the ceremony.
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