As the world confronts the threat of climate change and its dire consequences, world leaders received an encouraging talk from an extinct species about what it feels like to be extinct.
In a creative video, tweeted by the United Nations as part of its “Don’t Choose Extinction” campaign, a dinosaur makes a majestic entrance, takes to the stage and cuts to the point: “Listen, people. “
“According to @IMFNews, the world’s governments are spending USD 11 million per minute to support fossil fuels that cause greenhouse gas emissions. #DontChooseExtinction, says @UNDP before #COP26,” United Nation Climate Change’s tweet said.
According to @IMFNewsThe world’s governments are spending USD 11 million per minute to support fossil fuels that cause heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions. #DontChooseExtinction, They say @UNDP Ahead of #COP26. pic.twitter.com/0jK4JBSFEed
— United Nations Climate Change (@UNFCCC) October 27, 2021
Crowds of foreign diplomats listened to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
“Extinction is a bad thing,” he insists, “and making yourself extinct? That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in 70 million years.”
“At least we had an asteroid. What’s your excuse,” asks the now extinct animal.
It tells foreign dignitaries that the world is headed for a climate disaster and points out that every year governments spend hundreds of billions of public money on fossil fuel subsidies.
“Imagine if we had spent hundreds of billions each year subsidizing giant meteors. That’s what you’re doing now. Think of all the things you could have done with that money.”
“People all over the world are living in poverty. Don’t you think it would mean more than helping them … Paying for the demise of your entire species?” it asked.
Dinosaur says the world has a huge opportunity right now as it rebuilds its economies and bounces back from the pandemic.
“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 creative ad comes just days before world leaders gather for the COP26 climate summit to be held in Glasgow from 31 October.