HotCold Take: COP26 Mess Up Shines Light On Impact Of Climate Change On Disabled

This is a serious HotCold Take: linking a serious blunder into something about the whole

COP26 incident shines light on impact of climate change on disabled

An Israeli cabinet minister’s inability to access the COP26 climate summit in her wheelchair has fueled criticism that the conference is part of the problem on many of the inequalities it was meant to address.

Karine Elharrar, Israel’s Energy Minister, uses a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy and was unable to access an entrance at the summit Monday.

“It’s sad that the United Nations, which promotes accessibility for people with disabilities, in 2021 doesn’t worry about accessibility at its own events,” Elharrar tweeted.

Now, I saw this the other day, and the first thing that came to my mind was “aren’t there laws in the UK that require handicap access?”, because there are a lot of nations which do not have the disability laws that the U.S. does. And, yes, in fact, they do. So, why weren’t they in place for COP26?

But, see, this is a doomsday cult with Climarettes (they have to involve climate doom in everything), so,

While Elharrar was able to attend the conference on Tuesday, and has accepted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s apology, the incident illustrated a recurring concern at the summit: that even as the conference seeks to address the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities, it risks boxing out those very people.

Lisa Dale, a faculty affiliate with Columbia University’s Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, said the episode “eerily mimics” the implication of climate disasters for disabled people.

In those cases, she told The Hill, “wealthier able-bodied households are more likely to evacuate, find safety, and bounce back afterward. Poorer or disabled individuals will be hit much harder by the same weather event.”

“This is the very definition of vulnerability, a key component of how we understand risk,” she added.

Got that? They truly messed up at COP26, violated UK law, in fact, so, the Warmists will make this about everything climate cult

“It’s of course unfortunate that [Elharrar] was left out… and it’s right that attention’s being paid to it, but what’s really more of an issue is the way people with disabilities have been left out of the climate change agenda and dialogue,” said Michael Stein, executive director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability.

So, wait, the Elites have blown off the disabled? Huh.

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7 Responses to “HotCold Take: COP26 Mess Up Shines Light On Impact Of Climate Change On Disabled”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    No ramp for the handicapped PROVES global warming is an international commie scam/hoax!!

    • Bill589 says:

      Hypocrite Elwood: All your Masters’ lies, and real science, PROVE that global warming is an international hoax

  2. Hairy says:

    Even right-wing Israel believes that global warming is a real problem

  3. Professor hale says:

    I’d be willing to give them a pass on this one.
    1. Running a large conference on this scale with 85% VIPs is a pretty tall order for anyone to manage.
    2. Compliance with ADA in America and UK equivalents isn’t just a Dem-Rep thing. It is about genuinely caring about others an being really inclusive, not liberal “inclusive”.
    3. It’s not like she had anything relevant to say on the topic anyway that wasn’t already going to be said by someone else word for word.
    4. She could have attended by zoom/Teams, (as they all could have) and it wouldn’t be a problem.
    5. Libs are drama queens. I’m sure her people scouted that building ahead of time to find an entrance that was not compatible. Seriously, it’s 2021. Are there any public buildings left in Europe that don’t have at least one ADA compliant entrance?

    • Dana says:

      As the Professor noted, “She could have attended by zoom/Teams, (as they all could have) and it wouldn’t be a problem.” But that’s just it: the conference wasn’t held by videoconference because the Patricians do not take global warming climate change emergency seriously, at least not seriously enough to pass up a vacation with their mistresses in Scotland. Leave the wives at home, f(ornicate) the side chick, and eat great food at a five star resort.

      Of course, their wives probably have a side guy as well, so it’s all even Steven.

  4. Zombies are Cool says:

    I would give them a pass as well since this conference espouses the idea of FIXING problems and does not claim they have them all fixed.

    This is the vocal minority screaming louder than everyone else. It is what Saul Alinsky preached. Power is what they THINK you have and not really what you have. Make them think you are all-powerful. This is why AGW goes nowhere fast. It is going places just really, really slowly because, in the end, most people do not believe that AGW is the dire threat preached and shouted in the streets. Yes, people believe man is a polluter and should clean up his messes but not at the expense of eating, or Living.

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