Screenshot from UNDP YouTube channel
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Speaking at the U.N. in New York City, a talking computer-generated dinosaur warns that humans must take action to avoid going extinct as a consequence of climate change — the bizarre scene unfolds in video released by the United Nations Development Programme.
"You're headed for a climate disaster. And yet every year governments spend hundreds of billions of public funds on fossil fuel subsidies," the dinosaur declares.
"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, I don't know, paying for the demise of your entire species?!"
"So here's my wild idea: Don't choose extinction. Save your species before it's too late. It's time for you humans to stop makin' excuses and start makin' changes," the creature pontificates as soaring music plays in the background.
At the conclusion of his remarks, Frankie The Dino receives a standing ovation from members of the audience in the U.N. General Assembly Hall.
Frankie says #DontChooseExtinction. @UNDP agrees.pic.twitter.com/b4BG8HLhBU— Frankie The Dino (@Frankie The Dino) 1635339602
The dinosaur is voiced in English by actor Jack Black, according to a news release.
"UNDP's 'Don't Choose Extinction' campaign and film aim to shine a spotlight on fossil fuel subsidies and how they are canceling out significant progress towards ending climate change and are driving inequality by benefitting the rich," the release states.
The effort promotes the same climate alarmism peddled by many on the left that predicts catastrophic consequences unless drastic action is pursued.
"Man-made climate change will cause more frequent and more intense fires, floods, storms, hurricanes, droughts and heatwaves — to the point where some of them will be happening in the same place at the same time," don'tchooseextinction.com warns. "And even if you're lucky enough to avoid all that, then you might fall victim to the diseases that are more likely to spread, or perhaps become one of the 700 million who are already killed each year from air pollution."
According to the news release, head of UNDP's Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy Ulrika Modéer said, "We want the film to entertain, but we also want to raise awareness of just how critical the situation is. The world must step up on climate action if we are to succeed in keeping our planet safe for future generations."
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.