UN Names "Angry Bird" as their Latest Climate Ambassador

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The press conference released a video, some screen caps below. Video follows below.

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From the “anyone has to be better than sex fiend Rajenda Pacahuri” department…

"Red" is now on a mission to save the world from Global Warming
“Red” is now on a mission to save the world from Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has named the red bird, from the blockbuster game franchise “Angry Birds”, as the new honorary ambassador for the International Day of Happiness.

18 March 2016 – The United Nations today appointed Red, the leader of the “Angry Birds” mobile game characters, as an envoy to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.

Red’s appointment, as Honorary Ambassador for Green, is part of a UN campaign launched today in partnership with the globally renowned characters to make a direct link between tackling climate change and people’s happiness and well-being on the occasion of the International Day of Happiness to be observed on Sunday, 20 March.

“The Angry Birds have entertained millions of people around the world – and now they are part of making the world a better place,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a launch event at UN Headquarters in New York.

We are proud to give Red a reason to go Green,” he said. “There is no better way to mark the International Day of Happiness than to have our animated ambassador raise awareness about the importance of addressing climate change to create a safer, more sustainable and happier future for all.”

Read more: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53491#.Vuz6RMdeSXg

There is no news about how UN Climate Ambassador Leonardo DiCaprio feels about the new appointment, whether he is concerned the appointment of Red will overshadow his own role. Perhaps DiCaprio is as disappointed as I am with the UN decision – I think it would have been far more appropriate, if the honorary appointment had been awarded to Goofy.


 

Mar 18, 2016

United Nations – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed the Angry Birds character Red an Honorary Ambassador for Green on the International Day of Happiness. Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, and Josh Gad – some of the stars behind the upcoming animated film The Angry Birds Movie – attended a red carpet event at UN Headquarters where they asked a young audience for their support to the campaign by doing their part to make a difference on climate change.

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Marcus
March 19, 2016 9:03 am

…OMG, ROTFLMAO …Is there no end to the stupidity of the left ?

mike
Reply to  Marcus
March 19, 2016 3:14 pm

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Angry Birds are Happy Birds.”–George Orwell

Ian Magness
March 19, 2016 9:05 am

Is it April 1?
You CANNOT be serious!

Robert of Texas
March 19, 2016 9:07 am

This is a joke, right? Seriously – I can’t tell anymore.

bealtine
March 19, 2016 9:08 am

Hard to know which of these two characters is not imaginary…a bit like global warming hysteria

Greg F
March 19, 2016 9:10 am

I suppose it is appropriate for all the angry bird brains.

kim
March 19, 2016 9:16 am

Angry happy. Ah, yes, I get it.
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March 19, 2016 9:17 am

UN Names Cartoon Character as their Latest Climate Ambassador for a Cartoon Speculation about CO2.

Charlie
March 19, 2016 9:18 am

Bludgeoned or fried by green energy sources, the birds are indeed angry.

March 19, 2016 9:19 am

Angry Bird is already the Spokesbird” for anti-wind turbine groups, worldwide! He does not want people preaching about the climate scam, the wind scam, or any other scams that hurt birds. Back off, UN! You are NOT our friend! Angriest of the Angry Birds, SAYS NO!

gnomish
March 19, 2016 9:24 am
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Reply to  gnomish
March 19, 2016 11:15 am

I never knew it existed either. That, or I successfully repressed the memory.
It gets better, err, worse:

The Secret Society of Happy People is offering free International Happiness Day graphics that can be shared on social networks.

http://site.sohp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Awestruck.jpg
I’m starting an International Day to Gouge Your Eyes out….

Gunga Din
Reply to  Ric Werme
March 19, 2016 11:34 am

But they don’t want happy people. They scared and angry people.
Maybe that’s it didn’t fly?

Trebla
Reply to  Ric Werme
March 19, 2016 11:40 am

31 types of hapiness? Golly! That looks like a toasted Bugs Bunny. Did he venture too near the Ivanpah boiler?

James Bull
Reply to  Ric Werme
March 19, 2016 10:54 pm

I’m just so happy not to be a member of that society, I think it would make me very sad.
James Bull

Reply to  gnomish
March 19, 2016 8:56 pm

I’ve always found clowns creepy but these guys – Illien Global – are just plain scary.

Since its foundation, Illien Global has evolved from an international humanitarian organization to a worldwide organization that works across sectors to promote its mission, “Happiness for All™.”

The spectacular irony of Happiness for All “TM” is a dead giveaway that “All” is not as it seems. It frightens me to hear that “Illien Global has been creating happiness for over 33 years.” ;-(
Illien Global

peter
March 19, 2016 9:26 am

There is an Angry Bird movie coming this summer, and the trailer is out there. From what I’ve seen of Red’s reaction to the smooth talking ‘green’ pigs, I have a feeling he would not look kindly to them putting words in his mouth.

peter
Reply to  peter
March 19, 2016 9:27 am

TomRude
Reply to  peter
March 20, 2016 9:01 am

The perfect alliance of corporate with world governance…

Duncan
March 19, 2016 9:29 am

Similar to the marketing adage; if you cannot sell the science, find a celebrity.

M Seward
March 19, 2016 9:33 am

You have to admit, there is a certain consistency in all this cretinous/childish posturing.

PiperPaul
Reply to  M Seward
March 19, 2016 11:17 am

People working at/for the UN do not live in the real world (or pay taxes). The UN is the ultimate collection of supercharged bureaucrats, the “best of the best” spewing self-flattering PR.

bwryt
March 19, 2016 9:34 am

There may, in fact, be no better way to mark the Fictional Day of Happiness than to have this fictional ambassador raise awareness about the fiction of addressing climate change to create a safer, more sustainable and happier future for all.
News to these morons, the actual ‘climate deniers:’ THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING! Don’t deny it! Attempts to hold it static or reverse it are as fictional as ‘Red.’

March 19, 2016 9:40 am

Did they forget already that the problem was solved at the Paris climate conference ?

Gunga Din
Reply to  philincalifornia
March 19, 2016 11:43 am

They “conveniently” forget (or, at least, hope we forget) the failure of all the past solutions to “the problem” that political “science’ can perceive.

Richard M
March 19, 2016 9:41 am

Since green is the new red, the choice is perfect.

catweazle666
Reply to  Richard M
March 19, 2016 2:18 pm

Watermelons – Green on the outside, Red on the inside.

Goldrider
Reply to  Richard M
March 19, 2016 3:10 pm

“There is no longer a shared reality.” Yup!

Raven
March 19, 2016 9:42 am

Exactly, but talk to any of the kids today and they’ll tell you Angry Birds is sooooo 2013.
But hey, there’s no reason not to try a little cross promotion I guess.
Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t work and the Pope didn’t work, so who knows . . Angry Birds might just fit the bill for Tim Flannery’s “Angry Summer” promotion.
This’ll work for sure . . I mean . . it will, won’t it?

DredNicolson
Reply to  Raven
March 19, 2016 6:56 pm

An adult’s conception of what the kids and teens consider “cool” these days always lags behind by at least a few years. It’s why you shouldn’t try to be “hip” around young people. You’ll just embarrass yourself (and embarrass your kids in front of their peers).

phaedo
March 19, 2016 9:56 am

Red is red and angry because he has nearly been fried at the Ivanpah solar power plant.

Me Kan She
Reply to  phaedo
March 20, 2016 4:11 am

and he is a cartoon as he was fried

Kevin
March 19, 2016 9:56 am

That thing reminds me of Michael Mann sitting on Homer Hansen’s shoulder as Hansen climbs out his sixth floor window at his office in Manhatten to get in his rowboat and go home.

albertalad
March 19, 2016 9:56 am

Excellent business opportunity here. Gonna make me lots of Angry Bird costumes so the left have clothes to wear at their next paid protest against – well, they are angry, but none of them know why they’re angry.

March 19, 2016 9:57 am

Wow.just wow. An “angry bird” is the ambassador for happiness? A bird that destroys all the things protecting the “hiding green pigs”!
Once again, the irony totally escapes them!

Kevin
March 19, 2016 10:00 am

“We’ve got to control the weather!”
How do we do it?
”Sue anyone who says we’re lying!!”
You tried that Dr Angry Bird,
but you claimed you had won a Nobel Prize in the documents you filed with the court,
when you haven’t won one.
”Oh.”

Sweet Old Bob
March 19, 2016 10:14 am

Greens…. red on the inside , now red on the outside ?
And now even better prepared for flyover country ?
Don’t they know there are wind turbines there ?

Bruce Cobb
March 19, 2016 10:32 am

The Climate bird-brains are just mad because their fav ideology, Climatism has FAILED;

TG
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
March 19, 2016 12:11 pm

I love angry Al Gore he should have been tin the Angry Bird movie.

u.k(us)
March 19, 2016 11:03 am

I’m lost, I’ve heard about these “angry birds”.
Why so angry ??

March 19, 2016 11:12 am

A bird? Wouldn’t a red herring be more suitable …?

Reply to  SasjaL
March 19, 2016 12:42 pm

LOL. Oh lucky day – I just put my coffee down.

Gunga Din
March 19, 2016 11:36 am

Maybe he’s angry about all the bird-choppers?

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
March 19, 2016 11:37 am

(That was meant as a reply to u.k(us))

u.k(us)
Reply to  Gunga Din
March 19, 2016 11:58 am

Who’s he ?
The Angry Bird is a he ?
Now we’re getting somewhere 🙂

PaulH
March 19, 2016 11:53 am

Now J.R. was the original angry bird. 😉
http://youtu.be/KZBi_YqOG2E

Gary Pearse
March 19, 2016 11:59 am

Once again, commenters (and in this case the author of the article) don’t plumb the depths of what this is. It decidedly ain’t funny^TM (GP). This is unmistakenly another angle to brainwash children by feeding them cartoon IPCC bull. The creators of the character will jump right into it as a business decision (what an indorsement). Remember I had to remind everyone that the ‘amusing’ video by Mann, Mears, etc. which harpooned satellite temperatures and vilified Christy and Spencer was not ‘funny’, that it was deadly seriously a preparation for jacking up satellite temperatures at RSS and diverging from their “incompetent” UAH competitors. That is exactly what happened. It was a “tell” in the poker sense after the main card played by Tom Karl in the karlization of global temperatures. Please, folks, don’t think any apparently silly or serious step is taken by these people for no strategic reason!!

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Gary Pearse
March 19, 2016 1:29 pm

Ridicule and mockery are perfectly acceptible, and potent weapons to use against them. They certainly provide us with plenty of ammo!

eyesonu
Reply to  Gary Pearse
March 19, 2016 6:13 pm

Gary,
You make a valid point.

Reply to  eyesonu
March 20, 2016 4:59 am

Gary makes a very valid point. Fortunately my three youngest grandkids no longer are into the angry birds scene. Their parents will be notified of what is happening. Think about what “bambi” did to young minds. Then move on to “smokey” the bear. Using kids’ symbols is a well-established method of propaganda. Time for some billboards showing “Red” getting sliced and diced, or fried.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
March 19, 2016 9:21 pm

Exactly! “Happiness for All™” is frightening as well as spectacularly ironic!

March 19, 2016 12:33 pm

You just cannot parody these people beyond what they have done themselves. Like birds do so well with wind turbines? Maybe that’s why the bird is angry.

AndyE
March 19, 2016 12:33 pm

What a circus.

March 19, 2016 12:39 pm

The obvious mascot would be Chicken Little!

emsnews
Reply to  Karl W. Braun
March 20, 2016 2:56 am

Absolutely!

March 19, 2016 1:38 pm

The Villiage idiot was a lecturer at the University of East Anglia in this MP skit so…

Science or Fiction
March 19, 2016 2:53 pm

“The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell.”
— Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General from 1953 to 1961
United Nations has come out of line with its charter, and is turning into a propaganda machine for it´s unelected megalomaniacal bureaucrats:
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution,”
– Christiana Figueres, who heads up the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change
I can think of a few others who had personal ideas about bringing about huge changes to our society. It didn´t always turn out well.
Who voted for Christina Figueres by the way? None!:
“Ban Ki-moon, the head of the UN, reached out his hand and appointed her to that prominent position on the world’s stage.”
And that is quite remarkable – as the United Nations is also concerned about human rights, which states:
Article 21. (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
I would not have voted for Christina Figueres.

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
March 19, 2016 10:53 pm

Well, Angry Bird might be a step up for the UN’s marking of this (fairly recently decreed) International Day of Happiness. Last year the UN sadly lacked an ambassador (honorary or otherwise) for this momentous occasion. Alas, they had to depend on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to wish:

“everyone around the world a very happy International Day of Happiness! The pursuit of happiness is serious business. Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations.”

And he dutifully highlighted this (unstated anywhere in the UN Constitution) “main goal” – as I had noted – with such great panache:
https://youtu.be/52XxHs_5yBU
Amazing, eh?!

Ted beacher
March 20, 2016 12:30 am

The UN is the real joke. I cant wait till Trump comes out against globalwarming!! The pointy headed mob hypocRATS will jump out the window (hopefully!!).

Reply to  Ted beacher
March 22, 2016 1:16 am

Trump has come out against it.

March 20, 2016 3:15 am

The Angry Red Birds always defeat the pigs, the UN climate swine should watch their backs. Let’s hope this UN appointment backfires.

robinedwards36
March 20, 2016 3:56 am

Again I have to write that WUWT is almost unusable from time to time presumably due to slooow advertising sites.This is very frustrating. I’ve read WUWT since its beginning,and it has been very accessible until the last few months. Now I get pauses of over half a minute before anything can be done with it.

Lee Osburn
Reply to  robinedwards36
March 20, 2016 6:05 am

You better check your computer, it could be an “angry bird virus”.
Mine is working fine..

Hugs
March 20, 2016 7:13 am

Tell them find some global warming in Thailand and bring it here. Because it’s freezing cold.

Emmet
March 20, 2016 5:28 pm

This thing is Michael Mann to a crossed t. it’s weirdly funny how they picked this (science) destroying sociopath to simply hate people into accepting – whatever.

7Kiwi
March 21, 2016 10:20 am

I thought that the UN’s “Angry Bird” climate change ambassador was Naomi Oreskes.

March 22, 2016 1:16 am

Appeal to the children since no one else is listening.

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