Climate change is going to end Human civilization for good, and so soon that you may as well not bother saving for retirement. You have put the World in this emergency and you must be the one to solve the problem.
You are not preparing a future for your children and grandchildren. You must address this global emergency with ambition and urgency.
You are the last generation that can prevent irreparable damage to the planet. You are the voters of tomorrow, use your power. The time for talking and listening must give way to action. Now is the time for action.
You have no excuse not to act. You must make sure that everyone benefits, and no one is left behind. Our future is in your hands.
I am Gorilla … I am flowers, animals. I am nature. Man Koko love. Earth Koko love. But man stupid … Stupid! Koko sorry. Koko cry. Time hurry! Fix Earth! Help Earth! Hurry! Protect Earth … Nature see you. Thank you.
Koko was born to her mother, Jacqueline and father, Bwana on July 4, 1971, at the San Francisco Zoo. Koko remained with her mother until the age of one when she was taken to the hospital to be treated for a life-threatening illness.
Koko was loaned to Patterson under the condition that she would spend at least 4 years with Koko. Koko’s training began at the age of 1 and she had a working vocabulary of more than 1,000 signs
Eventually, Koko remained with Patterson. After Patterson’s research with Koko was completed the gorilla moved to a reserve in Woodside, California.
In 1978, Koko gained worldwide attention as she was pictured on the cover of National Geographic magazine. The cover picture was an image of Koko taking her own picture in the mirror.
At age 19, Koko was able to pass the mirror test of Self-recognition, which most other gorillas fail.
Many researches have speculated that Koko was projecting her Awareness that she was famous because of all the attention she received from her care-givers, professors, the media and her fans.
Koko met and interacted with a variety of celebrities including Robin Williams, Fred Rogers, Betty White, William Shatner, Flea, Leonardo DiCaprio, Peter Gabriel, and Sting.
Koko died in her sleep during the morning of June 19, 2018, at the age of 46.