September 21, 2009
Speaking from the US embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, the fake Obama said that he would: "ensure an ambitious, fair and binding global climate treaty. I will make funds available for climate mitigation and adaptation, starting with funds to protect the remaining forests." He promised the world deep cuts in emissions to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Fake Obama was played by Obama look-alike and impersonator, 34 year old Indonesian Ilham Anas, the stunt was coordinated by Greenpeace Southeast Asia as apart of the campaign TckTckTck.
"The speech delivered by Faux-bama during today's activity is the promise that climate activists around the world want US President Obama to make in order to put a stop to the global climate crisis," said Tara Buakamsri, campaign manager for Greenpeace South-East Asia.
Fake Obama also stated that he would attend the UN Summit on Climate Change—something activists are pushing the real President of the United States to do.
"This is our chance to build a new future for our children. I will not let this moment pass us by," said the impersonator.
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