It is understood that the Chinese President will not be attending, despite China’s terrible record as the world’s number one polluter. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was reportedly informed by diplomats last night that he should not expect to see Mr Jinping at the summit in Glasgow. Last night, the Queen appeared to vent her frustration at those who are set to miss the summit.
Speaking at the opening of the Welsh Senedd, she is reported to have said: “Extraordinary, isn’t it? I’ve been hearing all about COP. I still don’t know who is coming. No idea.
“We only know about people who are not coming. It’s really irritating when they talk but they don’t do.”
It was reported that Her Majesty was venting her frustration at a number of world leaders, including Scott Morrison, who had not confirmed his attendance at the time.
But social media users quickly singled out Beijing, venting their frustration at Xi.
Twitter user Paul Jeffery wrote: “Her Majesty The Queen is allegedly disappointed that Scott Morrison isn’t going to the Glasgow climate summit.
“More importantly, China the biggest emitters’ leader Xi Jinping will stay home.”
And others were enraged by Xi’s reported planned absence as well.
Businessman Stephen Fear wrote on Twitter: “Pity that Xi Jinping won’t be attending #COP26 given that China emits 27 percent of global CO2!’
Luke Springthorpe wrote: “It’s utter madness that Western nations will again kneecap themselves economically but the world’s largest polluter won’t even be at COP26 and will instead be building more coal-fired power plants.”
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While he did attend the Paris climate summit in 2015, where it was agreed to limit global warming to considerably less than two degrees above pre-industrial levels, China still continues to emit the most greenhouse gases.
In a study by researchers from Sun Yat-sen University, it was revealed the 25 of the world’s megacities produce a shocking 52 percent of the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions.
23 of those cities are in China.
This also comes after the UN’s IPCC report issued a ‘code red’ for humanity, send a stark warning that urgent action and global cooperation is needed now to prevent climate disaster.