New York Frogs, forest of windmills and extinguished candles: the British prime minister is again the square clown in front of the United Nations General Assembly. His speech revolves around the fight against the climate crisis.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson continued his tradition of absurdly humorous appearances at the United Nations General Assembly with a speech on the fight against climate change. In view of the impending failure of the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow in November, Johnson urged greater effort in his address at the United Nations general debate in New York on Wednesday evening. “We have a great power to change things, or to change things for the better, and a great power to protect ourselves,” he said.
Johnson insisted that climate action would not only help the planet, but also benefit economies: “It ain’t easy being green” when Kermit the Frog sang “Do you remember? – I want you to know” That he was wrong. He was wrong. It ain’t easy, it’s charming and it’s right to be green!” Johnson said of the famous frog from The Muppet Show. He continued: “Besides the fact that I think that he was unnecessarily rude to Miss Piggy.”
In addition to planting trees, Johnson especially praised wind power – in his own way: “In praise of the Doggerland flooding between Great Britain and Holland in the North Sea, we built large forests out of beautiful wind turbines. In fact, we produce so much offshore wind that I’m considering changing my name to “Boreas” Johnson, in honor of the god of the north wind.
The British prime minister, known for his silly appearances, in his speech, thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his announcement that he would no longer export coal-fired power plants. He also praised US President Joe Biden for his promise to provide an additional billions of dollars in climate aid. Johnson also described the modern technology with which one can “absorb CO2 and pour it into brownies”.
The Prime Minister also clarified that the global course in the fight against global warming is fatal, with the forecast of a rise in temperature of 2.7 degrees by 2100. “I hope Cop 26 will be like a 16th birthday for humanity, one where there is not much sadness, but a party where we choose to grow up,” Johnson said. So the “candles of the burning world” must be extinguished at the climate conference.
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