Warnings from union leaders and climate activists about the devastating effects that global warming will have on the UK are frightening but very real.

Floods and wildfires have become an all too common trend across the world.

However it will get a lot worse if world leaders don’t knock heads together to tackle the biggest problem facing our planet right now and in the future.

Emergency services are the ones who will inevitably have to deal with the aftermath, meaning they need to be given the resources to deal with the worsening situation.

China's president Xi Jinping is unlikely to attend the Glasgow summit.
China's president Xi Jinping is unlikely to attend the Glasgow summit.

The majority of world leaders are set to descend on Glasgow in two weeks’ time, yet some of the worst nations for carbon emissions are not attending or have dithered on whether or not they will come to the summit.

China’s president Xi Jinping is unlikely to attend, while a decision has not been made on whether Russian president Vladimir Putin will take part in talks.

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We need everyone to take accountability for the climate crisis – and when two of the largest polluters don’t take the devastating situation seriously enough, it affects everyone here in Scotland and across the rest of the world.

Russia's president Vladimir Putin hasn't said whether he will attend the summit.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin hasn't said whether he will attend the summit.

COP26 in Glasgow is huge and the failure to find a deal that all countries agree on could lead to catastrophe for our planet.

The world needs leaders to drop their ideological differences and economic aspirations so that we can avoid leaving the planet in an irrevocable state for future generations.