Great artists mobilize for the effort on climate change
Today (September 22), a slew of big names in music (and the celebrity world) are starting a new push to make a climate change statement in Congress. People like Dave Matthews, Billie Eilish, Jon Batiste and others are making a statement calling for the US legislature to “build back better”.
These famous people will post graphs of extreme weather conditions on social media, as well as the hashtags #CodeRedClimate and #CodeRedCongress.
The main names in music participating in the movement include Maroon 5, Finneas, Radiohead, Chuck D, Pearl Jam, Brittany Howard, Big Red Machine, Foo Fighters, Bonnie Raitt, AJR, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Huey Lewis and The News, Joan Baez, Wilco, Lindsey Buckingham, Carole King, Michael Franti, Melissa Ethridge, Kurtis Blow, Guster, Bright Eyes, Fleet Foxes, MGMT, The National, The Head and The Heart, and many more.
Notable celebrities include Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Schumer, Deepak Chopra, Jane Fonda, Mark Ruffalo, and more.
Dave Matthews said in a press release for action, “The climate crisis is by far the greatest threat to our future – and we are already living with the effects of this now. The world is watching and turning to the United States for a strong commitment to protecting communities and wildlife from the threats posed by this growing crisis. We need a president who will be a leader on the global climate stage, and Congress has the power to give the president these tools. “
Brittany Howard added, “On tour, I got to see how naturally beautiful this country is. We have to protect it and we have to protect ourselves. We must protect ourselves from the harmful air pollution in our cities, the poisoning of our rivers and our drinking water, and move forward towards healing this great planet and each other. “
“Now is the time for us to be bigger than the climate crisis we are facing,” said Adam Gardner, co-director of environmental association REVERB and guitarist for Guster. “Together, musicians and millions of their fans are building a movement to right the wrongs of the past and move towards a cleaner, safer future for every community. We need Congress to step up and face the present moment with bold climate action and funding that will determine our future for generations to come. ”
Adam Met or the pop trio, AJR, said, “It was yesterday. We missed it. It’s the truth. Our second best option is today. The Build Back Better bill is our one small step moment. Without this moment, we would have missed over 50 years of space exploration. Without this bill, we will all miss the climate targets, giving way to devastating fires, storms and heat waves beyond anything we have seen so far. It is nothing less than an emergency. “
Congress plans to vote on the bill soon. Call your representatives to bring the country to 80% non-polluting electricity by 2030, while offering major tax incentives for solar, wind, energy efficiency, a smart grid, electric cars, charging stations charging, geothermal energy and batteries, while reducing subsidies for fossil fuels. fuels.
For more information, visit the Code Red Congress here.