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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:31 am
The United Nations has ventured into children’s publishing with a scary story about a small boy who loses a dogsled race because of global warming. In November the odd little picture book cum policy brief, Tore and the Town on Thin Ice, made the rounds at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Kenya.
The night after he loses the race by falling through a weak place in the ice, Tore has a dream in which he sees the Inuit goddess Sedna, who warns him that “rich countries use – and waste – an awful lot of energy. Huge cars. Too many cars instead of efficient trains and buses” …
A polar bear moans that he is starving, and then – when Tore gets upset – a whale calls to him: “That’s the spirit! Get good and angry. You’ll need all that energy to make a difference.”
Polar bear moaning is also noted in Byron Bay:
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