We can no longer ignore the climate crisis.
It's time to stop making excuses and start making changes!
— United Nations (@UN) October 27, 2021
— Frankie The Dino (@frankiethedino) October 28, 2021
I wonder what percentage of the people who see this will believe that it is a real talking dinosaur?
I’ll tell you this: it’s not 0%.
A CGI dinosaur talking with the voice of fan-favorite actor Jack Black took center stage at the UN’s General Assembly chamber to tell politicians to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and do more to tackle climate change.
The short clip was released by the UN’s Development Programme (UNDP) as the centerpiece of its ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’ public awareness campaign. The polar bear-sized reptilian was shown startling a UN meeting with his impressive appearance and a tough-love lecture on how dying out as a species is a really bad outcome.
“At least we had an asteroid. What’s your excuse?” the dino says, lashing out at government subsidies of fossil fuels, which an accompanying UN report estimates at about $423 billion annually.
“Imagine if we had spent hundreds of billions per year subsidizing giant meteors. That’s what you’re doing right now!”
The money would be better spent on alleviating poverty and countering climate change, the UN-in-a-CGI-dino-suit argued. “Don’t choose extinction. Save your species before it’s too late. It’s time for you humans to stop making excuses and start making changes,” the message concluded, eliciting a standing ovation from the mammal audience.
People are so used to this kind of weird, confusing stuff, that it would not be difficult to simply roll out fake aliens.
No one who didn’t question the flu hoax will question an aliens hoax.
Life imitates art pic.twitter.com/crhXYnuijE
— Baja Blast enjoyer (@misatosweat) October 28, 2021
— Byzantine Barbie (@ByzantineBarbie) October 27, 2021