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The Climate Fairy ‘Don’t Need No Cars’: UN Awards Kids For Their Global Warming Song

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Michael Bastasch Energy Editor

The United Nations has awarded a group of German children for a song they performed on global warming — a song that features the “climate fairy” and a bunch of kids singing about astronauts flying around in a solar-powered rocket.

“We don’t need no CO2. What we need is me and you,” children from Gottfried Kinkel Primary School in Bonn, Germany sang, while being led by a grown woman dressed as a fairy.

“We are climate astronauts,” the children and the climate fairy sang, “singing out!”

U.N. officials were so impressed, they awarded the kids the award for best children’s song at the 2015 Global Youth Music Contest — an event put on by U.N. climate bureaucrats. The mayor of Bonn was even present to present them with their award.

According the U.N.’s website, the song, “Climate Astronauts,” was first written and performed by Bernadette La Hengst, a German songwriter, for a global warming festival in Bonn last year.

“The creativity of these talented children from Bonn is a testament to just how seriously youth from all corners of the Earth today take climate change—underlining how music and art has a powerful role to play in forging a better world,” Nick Nuttall, a U.N. spokesman, said in a statement.

“Today, we honor the children and students of Gottfried Kinkel for helping to pen a song that was both super catchy and full of enthusiastic advice on how each one of us can live more environmentally-friendly lives,” Nuttall said.

Their choice of astronauts seems odd, considering a typical NASA shuttle launch burns through 660,000 pounds of solid fuel — “Nearly the same weight as 42 school buses!” — every minute.

This is not the first time, environmentalists have used children to get their message across through song. In 2013, two kids calling themselves “Earth Guardians” sang an anti-fracking rap to students at a Colorado public school.

CompleteColorado reported that the rap song told students rap that natural gas and coal “poisoned the water, poisoned the air, poisoned the people, do you think that’s fair?”

Unsurprisingly, the school got complaints from parents the anti-fracking rap was in poor taste. Especially since it came from the same group that protested a local meeting on fracking — also using the children singing the rap.

Here’s the children singing “Climate Astronauts” with the “climate fairy”:

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