Boris Johnson has been criticised on the internet for shooting at Kermit the Frog during a speech on climate change.

Johnson was to host an important UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in six weeks.

He is using a trip to the UN General Council in New York to push governments to set tougher emissions reduction targets and more money to help impoverished countries rebuild their economies.

Speaking in front of the General Assembly Thursday, Johnson said it was now or never the time for the world to meet its goal of limiting the global increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees higher than pre-industrial levels.

In a speech at the General Assembly on Wednesday, Johnson compared humanity to a troubled 16-year-old ‘just old enough to get ourselves into serious trouble.’.

The prime minister was buoyed by climate advances during his three-day journey, including President Joe Biden’s pledge to double climate finance to $11.2 billion and China’s vow to halt foreign financing for coal-fired power plants.

Hopes for a successful summit in Glasgow were buoyed this week by the announcements made by the world’s two largest economies and the world’s top carbon polluter, the United States and China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said his country will stop funding coal plants overseas, while U.S. President Joe Biden has announced a plan to double green growth funding to poorer countries to $11.4 billion (9.7 billion euros) by 2024.

Boris Johnson

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician and writer serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. (wikipedia)

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United Nations

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, (wikipedia)

United Nations General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations , serving as the main deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ of the UN. Its powers, (wikipedia)

Jo Johnson

Joseph Edmund Johnson, Baron Johnson of Marylebone is a British politician who was Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation from July to September 2019, (wikipedia)

Kermit the Frog

Kermit the Frog is a Muppet character created and originally performed by Jim Henson. Introduced in 1955, Kermit serves as the straight man protagonist of numerous Muppet productions, (wikipedia)

Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, (wikipedia)