Is it OK to feel sorry for teary Alok Sharma? Which country’s delegation parties the hardest? Who put China in the shed? And was anyone at all standing up for the dormouses (dormice?)?

Not a single one of the 15,276 hot takes already published about COP26 has addressed these serious and urgent questions, but my god the babble is not in the business of hot takes.

So sit back and allow yourself to be taken on a retrospective, warts ‘n’ all, aural tour of Glasgow’s shed of sheds by Craig Bennett, CEO of the Wildlife Trusts, veteran of COPs passim, and a very tired human indeed. Follow Craig on Twitter @craigbennett3.

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