Celebrities call for climate action in XR video

Singers, actors and models are demanding a halt to the destruction of habitats and the loss of plant and animal species.

Singer Ellie Goulding, actor Imelda Staunton and model Daisy Lowe were among celebrities demanding that the governments act on climate change in a video campaign launched by Extinction Rebellion on Sunday (November 3) ahead of Britain’s Dec. 12 general election.

Extinction Rebellion launched in London a year ago, inspiring waves of colourful, disruptive actions around the world to call for rapid cuts in carbon emissions and the repair of collapsing ecosystems. Thousands of people have been arrested during the groups’ protests.

The new video was created in a collaboration between film-maker Richard Curtis and RANKIN, a creative agency headed by the British photographer of the same name. It features people aged 8 to 80 demanding a halt to the destruction of forests and oceans and the loss of plant, insect and animal species.

Among the best-known actors in the film is Jim Carter who played Mr Carson the butler in “Downton Abbey”, a film and television series that won numerous awards for its portrayal of British aristocratic life in the early 20th century.

Other celebrities include Camilla Thurlow, who appeared in British hit reality series “Love Island”, film and television director Stephen Frears, and actor Jaime Winstone.

Source: (c) 2019 Thomson Reuters. Image courtesy of iStockPhoto.com

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