The dinosaur can be viewed lumbering up to the podium, setting the mic amid feedback, and when he speaks English in a human voice, stating:
"Listen up, people. You're headed for a climate disaster. And yet, every year, governments spend hundreds of billions of public funds on fossil fuel subsidies."
"Imagine if we'd spent hundreds of billions per year subsidizing giant meteors," proceeded the unnamed dinosaur, referring to the fact that we believe that the age of dinosaurs on earth was ended by an enormous meteor. "That's what you're doing right now!"
The dinosaur goes on, as all eyes in the house are fixed on him:
"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 our entire species?"
The dinosaur remains true to the classic climate activist narrative, sounding a lot like Greta Thunberg did in Aug. 2021 during one of her speeches:
"You've got a huge opportunity right now as you rebuild your economies and bounce back from this pandemic. 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 making excuses and start making changes. Thank you."
"Getting rid of fossil fuel subsidies is an important component of any comprehensive climate solution," Michael Mann, a climatologist at The Pennsylvania State University and leading climate change communicator, told Live Science. Mann further thinks that the climate crisis cannot be avoided by focusing only on fossil fuel subsidies.
"The priority should be on cutting emissions. Getting rid of fossil fuel subsidies is one piece of that. But so are incentives for renewables and carbon pricing," Mann stated. "I wouldn't want to put the onus on any of these mechanisms. We need them all," he continued.
The video also highlights the opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has given humanity to make significant changes. "You've got a huge opportunity right now, as you rebuild your economies and bounce back from this pandemic," the dinosaur said. "This is humanity's big chance."
Not everybody is on board with the U.N.’s position on climate change. On Sept. 23, 2019, a collection of 500 scientists worldwide addressed a letter to the U.N. protesting what they called "alarmism" on the U.N.'s part.