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U.K.'s Johnson compares climate crisis to James Bond 'doomsday device'

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Delivering remarks at the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared the climate crisis to a “doomsday device” from a James Bond film, saying, "the tragedy is this is not a movie, and the doomsday device is real."

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BORIS JOHNSON: Welcome to COP, welcome to Glasgow, and to Scotland, who's most globally famous fictional son is almost certainly a man called James Bond, who generally comes to the climax of his highly-lucrative film strapped to a doomsday device, desperately trying to work out which colored wire to pull to turn it off while a red digital clock ticks down remorselessly to a detonation that will end human life as we know it. And we are in roughly the same position, my fellow global leaders, as James Bond today, except the tragedy is this is not a movie, and the doomsday device is real.

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