Has the United Nation’ voice to climate change resonated?

Source: United Nations

When was the last time you watched ‘Jurassic Park’? The movie in which blood-hungry dinosaurs were recreated and made to chase every human on an island? Well, The United Nations have come up with something similar but with a more chilling vision.

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The Voice of a Dinosaur

On the 27th of October 2021, The United Nations released a video. It featured a Dinosaur, which was set to be happening at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

As a species that became extinct, the dinosaur started to express how it felt to go extinct. The dinosaur went on to rant about the outcomes of extinction and pointed out something obvious.

When the officials were getting ready for the conference, an unexpected guest entered the venue – a Velociraptor. Being quiet and composed, it proceeded to take the stage and began its speech (yeah speech).

66 million years ago, the dinosaurs went extinct because of an asteroid. The scientists believe that the location of the impact site is near Mexico (Chicxulub crater). But, humans are going extinct because of their choice, because of their actions.

Source: NRDC

The dinosaur expressed how billions of dollars were being spent on fuel subsidiaries by the government. It also put forth the question of how good it would be if we spend that money on something like poverty, medical health, and water amenities. 

Voice acted by the American actor Jack Black, the video ended with the quote “Don’t choose extinction.”

The Approach of the United Nations

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has also launched an exclusive website. It has listed various problems, excuses, and actions for fossil fuel usage.

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They have also launched another website, the Global Mindpool to gather ideas for a sustainable future.

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Throttle point of Climate Change

The Climatic change is real and it inhibits everything in this world from pole to pole. The climatic change is happening on all the planets but ours is different from others. On Earth, the climatic change is man-made and exponential.  It all roots back to the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th Century.  Steam engines and mass production contributed to carbon emission in the 19th Century. 

If we look for a shorter timeline the change may not be more appealing. The atmospheric variations in carbon dioxide speak themselves when looked over a bigger timeline.

According to the Keeling Curve, the atmospheric carbon dioxide level has reached almost 414ppm. This is almost 50 percent more than the level before Industrial Revolution. 

The graph showing CO2 concentration by Keeling Curve

The spike in the carbon dioxide level coincides with the beginning of the 20th Century. This also correlates with the boom of the automobile industry. Between the span of 1900 and 1950, the most well-known automobile companies of today began their journey.

COMPANYDATE OF LAUNCH
Renault1898
Ford1903
Rolls-Royce1904
General Motors1908
Audi1909
Chevrolet1911
BMW1916
Volkswagen1937
Toyota1937
Kia1944
Ferrari1947
Honda1948
Table showing the companies and their founded year

This also shows the surge in the demand for automobiles. More demand for automobiles implies more usage of fossil fuels. Also don’t forget the involvement of Automobiles in World War II

Conclusion

We as humans cannot deny the fact that we are relying on fossil fuels. It is a part of our daily life and a necessity. But the change begins with us being considerate about the fuel usage and environment. 

The advancements in science and technology are pushing the boundaries of the possibilities. The new developments in the practicality of renewable resources shed light on the hope for the future. With those advancements and humanity, a better, stable world is not far away.

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Don’t Choose Extinction by UNDP