• Kyodo


An ad parodying the hit movie “The Matrix” on Monday urged Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to exert their leadership to provide $200 billion a year by 2020 for developing countries to fight climate change.

The full-page ad in the Financial Times by Avaaz.org, a global campaign network of 3.6 million members, is titled “The Cli-Matrix” and carries the image of the three leaders wearing sunglasses and black outfits worn by the main characters in the 1999 movie. The ad calls on the three to “fund the fight to save the world.”

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