Amidst the global platform of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), a groundbreaking initiative, “Future Voices,” has been unveiled by We Don’t Have Time, a leading climate solutions social network. Employing cutting-edge generative artificial intelligence, this initiative thrusts young climate activists into their future selves, compellingly showcasing the urgency for immediate action on climate change. The unveiling of this initiative arrives at a time when 2023 is predicted to be alarmingly one of the warmest years on record.
AI-Aged Activists Speaking from 2050
The heart of the “Future Voices” initiative lies in its interactive globe platform, housing impactful video testimonials from young climate activists worldwide. Among them, Andreas Magnusson, representing Swedish Fridays for Future and the Climate Live campaign, delivers a poignant message. His AI-aged video from 2050 details harrowing landslides triggered by intense rainfall in his hometown, underscoring the disproportionate impact of climate change on vulnerable regions globally.
The initiative features numerous activists, each presenting their AI-generated videos from 2050, portraying the dire consequences of climate crisis such as severe droughts, heightened hurricane occurrences, rising sea levels, floods, and plagues. These AI-aged voices serve as a stark warning, highlighting how today’s decisions of global leaders will sculpt the world of tomorrow. The campaign resonates the immediate and lasting repercussions of climate change on present and future generations, urging leaders to take resolute action.
Inclusive Discussions and Empowering Activists at COP28
Beyond showcasing AI-aged videos, the initiative offers an online platform for young activists unable to attend COP28 physically. Daily broadcasts featuring climate leaders aim to amplify the voices of these youth advocates. David Olsson of We Don’t Have Time commends the participation of young people in critical climate negotiations, emphasizing their pivotal role in driving substantial change.
Empowering global activists, “Future Voices” and the youth hub at COP28 enable these voices to reach world leaders. Magnifying diverse perspectives and courageous messages, this initiative underscores the urgency for climate action through bold ideas and unfiltered truths absent from discussions for decades. With notable activists like Nikka Gerona, Isaias Hernandez, Valeria Horton, Sophia Mathur, Agustín Ocaña, and Anita Soina, the initiative broadens the urgent call for climate action.
The Catalyst for Change at COP28
As COP28 unfolds amid warnings of record-warm years, the “Future Voices” initiative emerges as a potent catalyst. AI-aged narratives vividly portray the consequences of inaction, compelling leaders to consider the lasting impacts on future generations. The initiative’s inclusivity fosters global youth engagement in critical climate discussions, yet the pressing question remains: Will world leaders heed the calls of these AI-aged voices and take decisive actions to sculpt a sustainable future?