Mick Jagger And Donald Sutherland Praise Climate Protesters
When it comes to young people protesting in an effort to fight the climate crisis, Rolling Stones front-man Mick Jagger and legendary actor Donald Sutherland are giving their seal of approval.
Of course, young people around the globe are worried that they won’t have much of a planet left to inherit once the previous generations get through exploiting it for profit and greed. That’s why they have launched massive climate protests in an effort to force change.
And now they have the backing of Jagger and Sutherland, who voiced their approval during a moment on the red carpet while promoting their new film, Burnt Orange Heresy, at the Venice Film Festival.
“I’m absolutely behind that,” Jagger told The Hollywood Reporter in reference to the protesters. “I’m glad they’re doing that because they’re the ones who are going to inherit the planet.”
“We are in a very difficult situation at the moment, especially in the U.S., where all the environmental controls that were put in place, that perhaps were just about adequate, say for the last ten years, have been rolled back by the current administration so much that they’re all being wiped out,” he continued. “The US, which should be the world leader in environmental control, has lost that and has decided to go the other way.”
Sutherland agreed with Jagger.
“Mick is right when he said the reforms that were instituted during the Obama administration were barely adequate, and now they’re being torn about,” he said. “It’s the same in Brazil and they will be torn apart in England.”
He then urged the protesters to fight even harder for the future of our planet and suggested the media cover the protests more.
“They have to fight harder,” he said. “And they have to get as much support as they can among all of you. And I also understood that there were also people with respect to immigration out front? They too need every support that they can muster.”
Sutherland also pointed out that he has watched the planet change over the years within his own lifetime and called for a change in leadership in the countries exacerbating the crisis.
“When you’re my age, when you’re 85 years old and you have children and grandchildren, you will leave them nothing if we don’t vote those people out of office in Brazil in London in Washington,” he concluded. “They are ruining the world. We have contributed to the ruination of it, but they are ensuring it.”
The protests are starting to make progress as nations around the world take some actions to save the Earth and fight climate change, but more work needs to be done. With encouragement from the likes of Jagger and Sutherland, they have even more energy to keep going.
But they need even more support. People all around the world must rally to the cause and fight for the planet because fighting for the planet is a fight for our lives and the lives of every creature that could disappear if we do nothing.
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