We need action on global warming, but Glasgow Cop26 climate change summit looks set to be expensive and absurd circus, says Bill Jamieson. When the finger points to the moon, runs the Chinese proverb, the idiot looks at the finger. But every now and again, the idiot has a point. And the point at issue today is the point – and ever-rising cost – of the Cop26 (Conference of the Parties) Climate Change summit in Glasgow scheduled for November 9 to 19. What an event of global import lies ahead for the city. But take an early tip: if you have any business planned in Glasgow over that period, stay away. Every overnight stay or discreet business lunch at Roganos – reschedule. In that fortnight, Glasgow will have a rendezvous with Hell. An estimated 30,000 people, including around 200 world leaders, are expected to attend, closely corralled by dozens of security advisers and assorted bag carriers.
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