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Brian Eno, Thom Yorke & More Sign Climate Change Open Letter
Christian Eede , October 17th, 2019 16:02

The letter addresses claims of hypocrisy that are often levelled at artists who speak out about the climate crisis

A number of high-profile musicians have signed an open letter addressing the claims to hypocrisy that are often thrown at artists who speak out about the climate crisis.

Amongst the signees are David Byrne, Brian Eno, Thom Yorke, Jarvis Cocker, Warren Ellis, Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja, Lily Allen, Jon Hopkins and Jason Pierce of Spiritualized.

The letter has been shared by climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion with all the signatories expressing their support for the organisation within the letter.

“Dear journalists who have called us hypocrites," the letter says. "You're right.

"We live high carbon lives and the industries that we are part of have huge carbon footprints. Like you – and everyone else – we are stuck in this fossil-fuel economy and without systemic change, our lifestyles will keep on causing climate and ecological harm."

Quoting the International Monetary Fund and Sir David Attenborough, the letter addresses the climate emergency that the world faces.

Addressing journalists, the letter adds that “the stories that you write calling us climate hypocrites will not silence us. We invite all people with platforms and profiles to join us and move beyond fear, to use your voices fearlessly to amplify the real story."

You can read the letter in full, and check the full list of signatories, here.