Boris and Carrie walk Rome's iconic Spanish Steps before G20 summit

Boris and Carrie walk Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps before the G20 summit after PM warned world leaders ‘the future of civilisation is at stake’ at COP26

  • The PM compared climate change’s effects to the fall of the Roman Empire
  • His comments come as some fear that COP26 in Glasgow will be a damp squib
  • Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have already said they will not attend the summit
  • He gave the bleak vision as he arrived in Italy’s capital city for a G20 summit
  • Boris and Carrie Johnson walked Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps last night ahead of the G20 summit.

    Mr Johnson warned world leaders ‘the future of civilisation is at stakeand compared cambiamento climatico to the fall of the Roman Empire as he arrived in the Italian capital yesterday.

    The couple enjoyed the sights of Rome last night as they walked the Spanish Steps, before the G20 summit starts today.

    The Prime Minister also visited the Colosseum this morning, after yesterday offering an apocalyptic vision of the future.

    He said society could return to the dark ages with ‘terrifying’ speed, as he desperately tried to build momentum ahead of the COP26 summit next week.

    Mr Johnson delivered an extraordinary warning that generations to come could slump into illiteracyand even suggested cows could get smaller.

    He argued that after the collapse of Rome, civilisation even lost the ability to draw properlysaying ‘our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’ could face food and water shortages.

    Boris Johnson walks the Spanish Steps with his wife Carrie ahead of the G20 summit

    Boris Johnson walks the Spanish Steps with his wife Carrie ahead of the G20 summit

    A un certo punto, Mrs Johnson looked down at the steps

    Mrs Johnson bent down

    A un certo punto, Mrs Johnson knelt down on the steps while her husband looked around

    The Prime Minister yesterday gave an apocalyptic vision of the future and said society could return to the dark ages with ‘terrifying’ speed, as he desperately tried to build momentum ahead of the COP26 summit next week

    The Prime Minister yesterday gave an apocalyptic vision of the future and said society could return to the dark ages with ‘terrifying’ speed, as he desperately tried to build momentum ahead of the COP26 summit next week

    The Prime Minister also visited the Colosseum this morning, after yesterday offering an apocalyptic vision of the future

    The Prime Minister also visited the Colosseum this morning, after yesterday offering an apocalyptic vision of the future

    As the sun rose over Italy this morning the Prime Minister was offered a tour of the Colosseum, where gladiators fought in ancient Rome

    As the sun rose over Italy this morning the Prime Minister was offered a tour of the Colosseum, where gladiators fought in ancient Rome

    The comments came amid fears that the Glasgow gathering could end up as a damp squib.

    China’s premier Xi Jinping has confirmed that he will not attend the event in person, although he will make a speech by video link.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is also shunning the summit along with Brazil’s Jair Bolsanaro.

    Speaking to reporters en route to the G20, Ha detto il signor Johnson: ‘Humanity as a whole, at half time is about 5-1 giù.

    ‘We have got a long way to go but we can do it.

    ‘We have the ability to equalise, to save the position, to come back but it will take a huge amount of effort.’

    In a long description of the tragedy of the Roman Empire, Mr Johnson said ‘things can go backwards as well as forwards’.

    ‘Unless we get this right in tackling climate change we could see our civilisation, our world, also go backwards and we could consign future generations to a life that is far less agreeable than our own.’

    La coppia, who are expecting their second child together, walked the Spanish Steps

    The G20 summit begins today

    La coppia, who are expecting their second child together, walked the Spanish Steps ahead of the start of the G20 summit today

    Mr Johnson yesterday delivered an extraordinary warning that generations to come could slump into illiteracy - and even suggested cows could get smaller

    Mr Johnson yesterday delivered an extraordinary warning that generations to come could slump into illiteracyand even suggested cows could get smaller

    Mr and Mrs Johnson held hands as they walked down the Spanish Steps accompanied by an entourage

    Mr and Mrs Johnson held hands as they walked down the Spanish Steps accompanied by an entourage

    The comments came amid fears that the Glasgow gathering could end up as a damp squib

    The comments came amid fears that the Glasgow gathering could end up as a damp squib

    Boris made the comments as he arrived in the Eternal City for a G20 summit where he is desperately trying to ratchet up support for a breakthrough agreement to be made at COP26

    Boris made the comments as he arrived in the Eternal City for a G20 summit where he is desperately trying to ratchet up support for a breakthrough agreement to be made at COP26

    The Prime Minister is said to have become much more environmentally conscious since he met his wife Carrie (nella foto)

    The Prime Minister is said to have become much more environmentally conscious since he met his wife Carrie (nella foto)

    COP26 begins in Glasgow on Sunday and will look to build on agreements made at the Paris climate summit in 2015 where nations agreed to try to keep global heating to below 1.5C

    COP26 begins in Glasgow on Sunday and will look to build on agreements made at the Paris climate summit in 2015 where nations agreed to try to keep global heating to below 1.5C

    The Prime Minister's comments come at a time where some have claimed that the absence of China and Russia's premiers will make COP26 a damp squid

    The Prime Minister’s comments come at a time where some have claimed that the absence of China and Russia’s premiers will make COP26 a damp squid

    Proseguì: ‘We could consign our children, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren to a life in which there are not only huge movements of populations and huge migrations, but also shortages of food, shortages of water, of conflict caused by climate change and there is absolutely no question that this is a reality that we must face.’

    Mr Johnson said after Roman civilisation humanity became ‘far less literate’.

    ‘Look at evidence of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire if you doubt what I say, when Rome fell humanity became far less literate overall, people lost the ability to read and write, they lost the ability to draw properly, they lost the ability to build in the way the Romans did.’

    Egli ha detto: ‘Things can go backwards and they can go backwards at a really terrifying speed.’

    La COP26 inizia domenica allo Scottish Event Campus di Glasgow (SEC) e ti accoglierà 30,000 delegati, 10,000 polizia e tanti quanti 200,000 manifestanti per la conferenza di 13 giorni.








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