The other day, at the UN General Assembly, a real dinosaur talked.
This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard,”says the dinosaur, whose voice in the Spanish version belongs to Mexican actress Eiza González.
“You’re headed for a climate disaster, and yet every year governments spend hundreds of billions of public funds on fossil fuel subsidies. Think of all the other things you could do with that money. Around the world, people are living in poverty. Don’t you think helping them would make more sense than paying for the demise of your entire species?” said the dinosaur at the United Nations General Assembly podium.
It then informs the General Assembly that this sum might be spent on relief efforts for people across the world living in poverty.
In the two minute and 30 seconds-long video, Frankie claims that bringing the species to extinction is not a great idea at all and emphasizes that that is precisely what governments are doing right now by giving subsidies to fossil fuels.
The special campaign focused on the grimly talking dinosaur was developed by the UN Development Program (UNDP) to demand that world leaders step up efforts to protect the climate.
A website and a tool called Saurus Rex that is integrated into the campaign and can be downloaded.
UNDP said it was the only film made with computer-generated imagery (CGI) for the United Nations General Assembly, in which international celebrities express the dinosaur in a variety of languages, including actors Eiza Gonzlez (Spanish), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish) and Assa Maga (French).
We can’t ignore #ClimateChange any longer. Unless we end the excuses, we’ll be another species facing extinction.
— UN Development (@UNDP) October 27, 2021