Celebrities are making public pronouncements about the upcoming climate summit in Paris. Just as they did about the Copenhagen summit six years ago.
Ben Pile draws our attention to Action/2015 – which describes itself as a “movement to end poverty, inequality and dangerous climate change.” Its website includes an open letter signed by a suite of celebrities including Ben Affleck, Bono, Matt Damon, Mia Farrow, Annie Lennox, and Sting.
Addressed to world leaders, the letter declares that humanity is at a “turning point.” If said leaders make the wrong decisions this year, it says, we may “regret it for generations to come.” This is a “historic chance” to do the right thing. There should be no “sleep-walking…towards one of the greatest failures of recent history.”
Here’s how the letter ends:
Let’s be clear: the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for…
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