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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Climate expert Hugh Jackman to speak at climate forum

If this was the other way round, a celeb speaking at a climate sceptic forum, the media would be having a field day. The air would be thick with ad hominem digs about how he or she was not a climate scientist, or they are otherwise not qualified to speak, or ridiculing them for not understanding the issues, or criticising them for becoming involved in political matters, or… or… But because this fits in perfectly with the media's built in alarmist bias, it's all hushed admiration and fawning news reports:
Actor Hugh Jackman and World Vision Australia chief Tim Costello will speak at a climate change forum in New York alongside world leaders including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Jackman and Mr. Costello will call for urgent action during Climate Week NYC, a series of events being held throughout New York City from Monday.

The 40-year-old actor, who is one of the most sought after stars in Hollywood and an ambassador for World Vision, is campaigning for a global agreement to alleviate the impact of climate change on the poor.

'I hope to be a voice for the billion people in developing countries who will be the hardest hit by changing weather patterns, by the droughts and floods that destroy their crops and threaten their food security,' Jackman said in a statement.

'Climate Week NYC provides an ideal forum to help underscore the urgency for world leaders to secure and fund an ambitious global climate change deal in Copenhagen that is effective, fair and binding.'

A voice for a billion people. Modest as always, Hugh.

Read it here.

1 Comments:

  • I know you are satirical but Hugh is just Hugh and he is doing all this stuff because he believes it´s right. And he is, after all, the World visin ambassador so he wants to show it´s not just some honorable title. Many actors are getting titles and never do anything useful.
    And Hugh actually is very modest - but I am sure you know that ;-)

    By Anonymous Terry, At September 20, 2009 at 12:31 AM  

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