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Thousands Gather For Climate Change Conference

All roads point to Glasgow as tens of thousands of political leaders, environmentalists and journalists gather in the port city of Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  All roads point to Glasgow as tens of thousands of political leaders, environmentalists and journalists gather in the port city in scotland for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Tonight, our Vaughnique Toote shares their long journey to Glasgow and how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped preparations.



Welcome to Glasgow, home of COP26 where world leaders, including Prime Minister Philip Davis, will meet next week to discuss the important issue of climate change.  

Following our ten-hour journey from Nassau to London then Glasgow, we arrived in this port city days ahead of COP26, “a critical moment for the world to come together to take decisive action on tackling climate change.” 

COP26 billboards cover nearly every corner of Glasgow airport, hotels in the city are completely booked out and traffic is heavy.  

The large number of delegates descending on this city speaks volumes of the urgency in addressing in this major global threat.  

Climate change is particularly important for small countries like The Bahamas, where ferocious Hurricane Dorian unleashed 36 hours of torment on Abaco and Grand Bahama in 2019, killing at least 74 people and leaving countless others unaccounted for.  

The strongest storm to ever hit The Bahamas causes an estimated $3.4 billion in damage.  

Prime Minister Davis touched on the importance of this 13-day conference in Parliament on Wednesday.

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