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Joe Biden appears to fall asleep before his COP26 climate conference speech

President Joe Biden seemed to fall asleep during opening addresses of the COP26 climate conference

President Joe Biden appeared to fall asleep momentarily during the COP26 climate conference – not long before his own speech.

Biden was caught on video sitting at the United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow on Monday, with his armed crossed and shutting his eyes for a very long time during the initial speech.

The US president originally shut his eyes for a couple of moments. Then, at that point, he seemed to nap off for around 20 seconds, as the speaker said that representatives at the meeting have the ‘power to make decisions and reach agreements which will affect the lives of generations to come’.

Biden, 78, had his eyes shut until a man moved toward him and murmured something into his ear. The president woke up and tuned in until the man left, then, at that point, applauded the speaker’s comments. Biden kept on giving indications of being worn out by rubbing the region around his eyes.

Not long after, Biden tended to world leaders, promising that the US would lead in the battle against climate change as a visual cue rather than words.

‘‘None of us can escape the worst of what’s to come if we fail to cease this moment,’ Biden said.

‘We’re standing in an inflection point in world history.’

The summit was the 26th time that world leaders have met trying to battle a dangerous atmospheric devation. Almost 200 countries took part in what has been considered a last opportunity to handle the issue.

World leaders wanted to arrive at an deal on refocusing to decrease globam carbon emissions to zero by 2050 as well as limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit – goals that were set up in Paris.

Biden said the US is focused on bringing down greenhouse gas emissions by half to 52% by 2030, in contrast with levels in 2005.

‘‘This is the challenge of our collective lifetimes, the existential threat to human existence as we know it and every day we delay, the cost of inaction increases,’ Biden said. ‘So, let this be the moment when we answer history’s call here in Glasgow. Let this be the start of a decade of transformative action.’

Prior to showing up in Scotland, Biden said it was frustrating that nations including China, Russia and Saudi Arabia ‘basically didn’t show up, in terms of any commitments to deal with climate change’. Biden said world leaders should zero in on how those nations are not doing to battle climate change.