Boris Johnson contemplated a name change in honor of the wind god Boreas

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking at the Sept. 22 UN General Assembly, said the country produces so much wind power that he should take the name Boreas, after the ancient Greek god of the north wind, which is consonant with his own (Boris).

“When I was a kid, we produced almost 80% of our electricity from coal; now that has dropped to 2% or less and will disappear completely by 2024. […] We produce so much offshore wind that I’m thinking of changing my name to Boreas Johnson after the god of the north wind,” Johnson was quoted as saying by the British government press office.

Prime Minister in his speech paid special attention to the problem of conservation and the fight against global climate change.

He said that if humanity wants to stop temperature jumps, it is necessary for all countries to step up and make an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“We have liberated energy from the atom itself and from hydrogen, and we have found ways to store that energy in increasingly capacitive batteries and even in molten salt. We have the tools for a green industrial revolution, but time is desperately short,” the British prime minister said.

Earlier, on September 20, UN Secretary General António Guterres said that the world is heading for disaster because of a warming climate. According to him, in order to limit the temperature rise by 1.5 degrees, it is necessary to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030, but countries of the world, on the contrary, are heading for a 16% increase in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to the levels of 2010.

On September 14, UN General Assembly President Abdullah Shaheed promised to convene a high-level meeting on climate in October. It will take place ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, which will be held from October 31 to November 12, 2021.