Greenpeace’s New Campaign Attacks Politicians For Their Fake Climate Concerns

24 May, 2021 (Monday)

Greenpeace's latest initiative is a blatant attack on all the politicians and those in authority positions doing nothing for the climate. With a new campaign, Greenpeace commences with a single bottle bouncing off a satirical effigy of Boris Johnson's head at a news conference, followed by a flood of plastic that overwhelms the prime minister and takes him out into the path. When he talks, he and the press outside No. 10 Downing Street have a flood of empty drinking cards, cardboard, and other plastic waste raining down on them. The plastic flood only accelerates, traps Michael Gove in curtain winding, and also threatens the cat to the Larry with just a couple of pigeons with the tools to avoid the landslide of waste.

The ad ends with a slow pan over Westminster to show the full scale of the plastic mountain overlaid with the words: "This is the real quantity of plastic waste which is being dispersed every day by Great Britain to other nations."

Conceived and produced by the Studio Birthplace, the short film lifts real quotations from Johnson's and British Government's interviews and speeches, many of which speak of the nation's achievements in fighting emissions. Though 3D figures emulate Johnson and Gove, the directors Jorik Dozy and Sil van der Woerd say they are not the same to  “introduce some distance to these real politicians. After all, they are only dummies. Our intention was not to ridicule politicians, but to place their dummy-personas in a direct conflict with the invisible consequences of their own actions.”