Motoring is at war with life on Earth – John Dales
Despite all the evidence linking cars to climate change, many in the UK appear reluctant to change their driving habits, writes John Dales. Reflecting on COP26’s ‘Transport Day’ discussions, he warns that our failure to drive less is an act of self-harm
This was written in Glasgow, on what was ‘Transport Day’ at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26). From many people, with many different perspectives, there’s been a pretty good deal of eye-rolling, frustration and indeed anger about the COP26 proceedings. However, there is, in my view, and to steal a turn of phrase from Oscar Wilde, only one thing in the world worse than talking about climate change, and that is not talking about climate change.