Cop26 drops a clanger, shark mascot is an absolute banger, and Olaf Scholz has surprising doppelganger.
COP26 wrapped up last Friday and we’re all going to be dealing with the fallout for at least a decade.
General consensus? Not good!
When Boris Johnson says the #Cop26 deal is a ‘game-changing agreement’ he means its gone from ‘Risk’ to ‘Cards Against Humanity’ right? Asked Tiernan Douieb.
When Boris Johnson says the #Cop26 deal is a 'game-changing agreement' he means its gone from 'Risk' to 'Cards Against Humanity' right?
— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) November 14, 2021
Not-A-Cluedo, more like, replied Paul Bennett.
Not-A-Cluedo, more like..
— Paul Bennett (@paulbennett2018) November 14, 2021
The talks crawled on interminably, but little was actually agreed.
Dear world leaders, don’t #COPOUT
— Munish Datta (@MunishDatta) November 13, 2021
Le Chou reported that as the #COP26 Talks Dragged On, Frans Timmermans’ Beard Reached Record Bushiness
— Le Chou (@LeChouNews) November 13, 2021
IndustriALL Europe described the Glasgow Climate Pact as half-hearted, but said union calls for a real #JustTransition will only grow in volume.
#COP26 concludes with half-hearted Glasgow Climate Pact but union calls for a real #JustTransition will only grow in volume
Read @industriAll_EU & @IndustriALL_GU joint view
— industriAll Europe (@industriAll_EU) November 18, 2021
But Marina Purkiss summed it up best: So there was a big event to agree how to stop killing the planet. And all they agreed was to keep killing the planet but just a tiny bit slower.
So there was a big event to agree how to stop killing the planet
And all they agreed was to keep killing the planet but just a tiny bit slower #CopOut26
— Marina Purkiss (@MarinaPurkiss) November 14, 2021
In cheerier news, the EU institutions were awash with cute and huh? This week.
In a new communications push, the EU used an adorable robot to explain the difference between the Council of the EU, European Council and Council of Europe.
In new communications push, the EU uses cute robots to explain what it's doing pic.twitter.com/NI3pNui0Le
— Hans von der Burchard (@vonderburchard) November 16, 2021
If it could do that, it would definitely fail the Turing test, said DG Meme.
A robot that explains the difference among EU* Councils fails the Turing test! https://t.co/KmV6zP3ttI
— DG MEME 🇪🇺 (@meme_ec) November 16, 2021
We’re too often criticized for being faceless bureaucrats, this won’t help, remarked Piotr Cichocki.
A geek inside of me: ❤️
Me as an EU civil servant: 🙅♂️
We’re too often criticized for being faceless bureaucrats, this won’t help.. https://t.co/d1nvKFDoDy
— Piotr Cichocki (@piotrekcichocki) November 17, 2021
Elsewhere the Greens in the European Parliament rolled out a shark mascot as part of a campaign to protect #mako sharks.
This week is the final step of our mobilization to protect #mako sharks 🦈
As vital negotiations are taking place this week, our friend mako shark came to the @Europarl_EN to meet MEPs. Until Friday follow the shark's journey in the EP ⤵️ #MEPs4Mako #MakeorBreak4Mako #ICCAT2021 pic.twitter.com/d2WS4qcExx
— Caroline Roose 🌍 🐟 🌳🌻 (@CarolineRooseEU) November 17, 2021
Tom Athenstaedt said he was awestruck at meeting Samy Shark.
— Tom Athenstaedt (@TomAthenstaedt) November 17, 2021
Personally I reckon he looks more terrified.
Samy certainly got around….
Though I’m not entirely sure why a shark is carrying a laptop bag…
That said, an MEP making (probably knowingly) a meta reference to the TV show Parlement, we are all duty bound to like!
A MEP making (probably knowingly) a meta reference to the TV show Parlement, which depicts the crusade of a MEP assistant against shark finning. I am duty bound to like. https://t.co/IhNCh0T0n7 pic.twitter.com/TKoCXlgVgt
— mepassistant (@mepassistants) November 17, 2021
This week we are supported by SESAR – the mechanism that coordinates EU R&D in air traffic management. Find out more about digital transformation, smart airports and the award winning Aeroporti di Roma, by following them online.
This is what digital transformation looks like!👀 Award winning @AeroportidiRoma 🇮🇹 lends us their CEO Marco Troncone for an exclusive interview w/@ACI_EUROPE on all things digital, transformative and @SESAR_JU solutions🕹️🛄
📽️ https://t.co/abIEN9HfNG#DigitalSky #SmartAirports pic.twitter.com/osEDxLhUlb
— SESAR JU🇪🇺✈️ (@SESAR_JU) November 17, 2021
Finally this week – do not adjust your screen. No you don’t need to go to specsavers.
These really are two different people!
Brother from another mother. https://t.co/TcN8WA7In5
— Wouter Zwart NOS (@WouterZwart) November 17, 2021
Specifically, German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US Senator Chris Coons.
Absolutely refuse to believe these are 2 different people, said Matt Chick.
Absolutely refuse to believe these are 2 different people. https://t.co/usZ2ltiE5p
— Matt Chick (@MattC15) November 17, 2021
All whites look the same, snarked Andres Hernandez.
All whites look the same https://t.co/5n3Jpnsn84
— Andres Hernandez-F (@andreshf5) November 17, 2021
Counterpart is real tweeted Frédéric Moreau.
Oh. Counterpart is real. https://t.co/86AytwWrP6
— Frédéric Moreau 🚎 (@goodclimate) November 17, 2021
Bonus points sir, for the niche scifi tv reference.
Shared values and shared face, suggested Frank Bough.
Shared values and shared face. https://t.co/YA68fmfXmJ
— Frank_Bough (@frank_bough) November 17, 2021
But Tom Nuttall has nothing but respect for them just going ahead and publishing this picture!
Nothing but respect for just going ahead and publishing this picture https://t.co/ibup2iUPhC
— Tom Nuttall (@tom_nuttall) November 17, 2021