The United Arab Emirates planned to use its role as the host of UN climate talks as an opportunity to strike oil and gas deals, the BBC has learned.
Leaked briefing documents reveal plans to discuss fossil fuel deals with 15 nations.
The UN body responsible for the COP28 summit told the BBC hosts were expected to act without bias or self-interest.
Allowing the UAE to host COP28 was controversial in itself, finding out these pricks were using COP meeting to hide oil deals is a fucking outrage!
We are in denial about the changes that are coming.
We are in denial about the need to adapt.
We are in denial about the new realities.
Look at this heat map…
…We. Are. So. Fucked.
As Kiwis we are a very laid back culture and we are fastidious about ignoring things that might lead to conflict, until conflict is upon us and then we are unrelenting in fighting for a righteous egalitarianism.
I believe we are at a turning point on climate change and we need to start being honest that nothing we can do now will stop what is coming.
For many of us, climate change has been a theoretical argument about something that might happen in the distant future.
It is no longer that.
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