For those of us who write about environmentally-friendly hybrids and electric cars, it’s hard to ignore yesterday’s kickoff video from the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP15) in Copenhagen. The video, which can be viewed on YouTube, depicts the terror of a child who wakes up in a world destroyed by global warming. In the video, the earth’s surface cracks open, swallowing her fluffy stuffed animal, and the child watches as a large city is wiped out by a mammoth tornado. Finally, she flees as floods approach. The video’s message, punctuated by images of starving children, is clear: We must save the world from this awful fate.
A tad heavy-handed, perhaps?