Dinosaur takes podium at United Nations General Assembly to tell world leaders: Don’t choose extinction
An extremely unusual and rare visitor made an appearance at the United Nations General Assembly, urging world leaders and diplomats at the hall’s iconic podium not to choose extinction and save the human species “before it is not too late “. As diplomats sit in the 193-member General Assembly, a dinosaur enters the cavernous hall, causing fear, gasps and shock in delegates.
Walking to the iconic UNGA podium, the dinosaur then addresses delegates from the lectern: “Listen to the people. I know a thing or two about extinction. And let me tell you, and you’d kind of think it would be obvious, Going out is a bad thing. And drive you off? In 70 million years, this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! “” At least we had an asteroid. What’s your excuse? You are heading for a climate catastrophe. And yet, every year, governments spend hundreds of billions of public funds on fossil fuel subsidies, ”the dinosaur said in a video released Wednesday.
“Imagine if we had spent hundreds of billions a year subsidizing giant meteorites. That’s what you are doing right now,” said the now extinct carnivore.
He then tells the General Assembly that this amount of money could be spent to help people around the world living in poverty.
“Don’t you think helping them would make more sense than, I don’t know, paying for the demise of all of your kind? Let me be real for a second. You have a huge opportunity right now, while you are rebuilding your economies and bouncing back from this pandemic.
“This is mankind’s great luck. So here is my crazy idea: don’t choose extinction. Save your species before it’s too late. Diplomats and delegates in the UNGA lobby.
The special campaign featuring the ferocious talking dinosaur was developed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to urge world leaders to do more for the climate. The short film was launched as the centerpiece of the UN agency’s new “Don’t Choose Extinction” campaign.
The UNDP said it was the first-ever film made inside the United Nations General Assembly using computer-generated imagery (CGI) featuring global celebrities voicing the dinosaur in pictures. many languages, including actors Eiza González (Spanish), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish), and Aïssa Maïga (French).
As world leaders travel to Glasgow for the crucial UN climate change conference, COP26, the UNDP ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’ campaign and film aims to highlight fossil fuel subsidies and how they reverse significant progress towards ending climate change and create inequalities by benefiting the rich.
A UNDP study released as part of the campaign shows that the world spends US $ 423 billion annually to subsidize fossil fuels for consumers – oil, electricity produced by burning other fossil fuels, gas and coal. This could cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccinations for every person in the world, or pay three times the annual amount needed to eradicate extreme poverty around the world.
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