Seoul, November 5: South Korean girl group BLACKPINK urged the world to come together to tackle climate change in its video message to the World Leaders Summit at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26 ).
The summit was held Monday and Tuesday as part of the ongoing COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, attended by world leaders from more than 100 countries. According to the video available on the group’s YouTube channel, the quartet opened the joint speech by stressing the importance of the issue and the urgency to address it, reports Yonhap, the South Korean news agency.
“Six years ago in Paris, you (world leaders) made a commitment to ideally limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. The recent United Nations panel on climate change warned that this opportunity may elude us, ”said Rose.
“The changes we feared are already starting to transform our planet,” Lisa said, detailing what could happen if the global temperature rises.
Jennie said: “Almost all hot water coral reefs would be destroyed and sea ice would melt and devastate wildlife.” She toned up her voice, adding, “We must act now urgently to avoid much, much worse.”
Jisoo said, “We don’t want to come to this. The most important thing is that we all take responsibility for this simply will not be possible without collective action. “
She urged world leaders to take action to prevent the crisis and expressed hope that “you will take the decisions necessary to protect our planet now and forever”.