GLASGOW, Scotland 02nd November, 2021 (AEJ) - The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley made a resounding speech at the UN Conference of Parties 26 in Glasgow, Scotland that will go in history as the most compelling and hard hitting.
"The pandemic has told us national solutions to global problems do not work." Mottley said during her eight minutes speech when she took to the podium in the presence of leaders of developed nations.
To cap it all, Mottley slapped rich nations in the face in the course of delivering her speech. " Cold red to the G7, cold red to the G20. If the COP says for those who have the eyes to see, for those who have ears to listen and for those who have a heart to feel. 1.5 is what we need to survive, 2 degrees yes, is a death sentence for the people of Antigua, Barbados, for the people of Maldives, Dominique and Fuji, for the people of Kenya and Mozambique. And yes for the people of Samoa." An energized Motley said to an attentive audience of global leaders.
We do not want, she said that death sentence, because we have came here today to say."Try harder, try harder because our people the climate army, the world, the planet needs action now. Not next year!" she wrapped up.
Many analysts have praised her speech as bold and timely demanding results from what many says "is a do or perish" conference.