tech2 News StaffJul 25, 2019 18:49:35 IST
Greta Thunberg, one of the most prominent and one of the youngest climate warriors of our times, has taken a step into the world of music by lending her voice to the title track of the fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form (NOACF), by the band 'The 1975'.
The album is set to be released next year but this track has had an early release.
For the first time, Thunberg ventures into the world of spoken and rallies the youth to take charge of the situation because the older generation don’t seem to want to do anything.
She starts off by saying, “We are in the beginning of a climate and ecological crisis and we need to call it what it is, an Emergency.”
New track from @the1975 out today and I’m in it! So happy to collaborate with these great people. All our income from this track titled The 1975 - which will be the opening track on their upcoming album - will go to #ExtinctionRebellion Time to rebel! https://t.co/Pyk4PNbMDl pic.twitter.com/gYfWHyVSwL
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) July 25, 2019
She says that we do not know the entire situation and we do not have the answers but human beings as a species have not failed even though the political movements have.
She encourages everyone to stop being polite when talking about climate change and be clear about.
She goes on to say that there is hope but only if we change. The systems that are currently in place are not working and need to be changed. But that can’t happen without individual changes as well. She says that we need to stop the greenhouse gas emissions and stop the climate from warming further than the 1.5-degree limit set by the Paris Agreement.
— The 1975 (@the1975) July 25, 2019
She ends her essay by asking people to wake up, to do the impossible and not just their best, to resort to civil disobedience but more importantly to rebel.
On Thunberg’s request, the proceeds from this song will be given to a socio-political movement, Extinction Rebellion. Named after the sixth mass extinction that is currently going on, this grassroots level movement is fighting climate change. They use civil disobedience and non-violence as a way to get their message across.
The 1975 is a British pop-rock band, formed in 2002. They have released three albums and NOACF is their fourth. According to BBC, they recorded this song and the album last year along with their third album. Their website also plays this song as soon as it loads. She is the first non-member to record a song for the group.
Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old climate change activist from Sweden who started out as a single individual sitting in front of the Swedish Parliament with a board, demanding change in climate policies.
She is now a global sensation who at the age of 15 spearheaded the ‘School Strike for Climate’, a global movement encourages to schoolchildren to skip school and strike for their future and political action on climate change. She has also started a non-profit organization, Fridays for Future that has spread all over the world that coordinates these school strikes on a global scale
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