Boris Johnson Reveals Why He Wants to Be Renamed in Honour of Ancient Greek God of North Wind

CC BY-SA 2.0 / Carole Raddato / Boreas (Greek god of the north wind and winter)Boreas (Greek god of the north wind and winter)
Boreas (Greek god of the north wind and winter)
 - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.09.2021
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson fully focused on global warming-related issues when addressing the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, where he warned that it was time for humanity to "grow up" and start tackling climate change.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is considering being renamed in honour of the Greek God Boreas. The moment came as BoJo talked about climate change at a UN General Assembly session in New York.

In one part of his address to the General Assembly on Wednesday, the PM praised the UK government's "Promethean faith in new green technology" to reduce greenhouse emissions.

He then mentioned his childhood, when the UK produced "almost 80 percent of our [British] electricity from coal", something that Johnson said "is now down to two percent or less and will be gone altogether by 2024".

"We have put in great forests of beautiful wind turbines on the drowned prairies of Doggerland beneath the North Sea. In fact we produce so much offshore wind that I am thinking of changing my name to Boreas Johnson in honour of the North Wind", the prime minister added.

In Greek mythology, Boreas was one of four seasonal wind gods, also being the god of winter.
A view of Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, in Nottingham, England. Britain expects Friday, 21 April 2017 to be the first full day since the Industrial Revolution when it hasn't used coal to generate electricity.  (David Davies/PA via AP) - Sputnik International, 1920, 05.02.2021
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