Yes, you read correctly, Jude Law and Radiohead have teamed up with Greenpeace to raise public awareness on the latest and greatest efforts by the big oil companies.
This time, the oil companies are seeking out the rights to start drilling in the Arctic, a place already in extreme danger thanks to the effects of global warming. While there is still debate about what causes global warming, climate change is real, and it is severally effecting the Arctic regions and the wildlife within them.
Film actor Jude Law comments on the problem in the Arctic:
“As the Arctic sea ice melts, polar bears are being forced to go far beyond their normal habitat to find food and look after their young. This film is a powerful expression of how our fates are intertwined, because climate change is affecting all of us no matter where we live."
“Right now a handful of oil companies are trying to carve up the Arctic for the sake of the next quarterly results but a global movement is growing to stop them. I stand with hundreds of thousands of others who think the area should be made into a sanctuary, protected from corporate greed for good.”
Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke also comments on the problems in the Arctic:
”We have to stop the oil giants pushing into the Arctic. An oil spill in the Arctic would devastate this region of breathtaking beauty, while burning that oil will only add to the biggest problem we all face, climate change. That’s why I’m backing this campaign.”
Greenpeace released the video featuring the artists in order to raise awareness of the issue and, in hopes of gaining support to put an end to drilling in the Arctic forever. Their ultimate goal is to have the areas declared as protected wildlife sanctuaries, making them free from corporate exploitation into the future.
Take a look at the video: