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Anthony Kiedis Pushes Resolution Declaring Climate Emergency In California

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Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis has expressed support for a resolution declaring a climate emergency in California, which suffered one of the deadliest wildfires in US history.


Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis has expressed support for a resolution declaring a climate emergency in California, which suffered one of the deadliest wildfires in US history.

In an op-ed he co-wrote with documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy and the Malibu Foundation's Trevor Neilson in Rolling Stone, Kiedis warned that "these extreme weather events are going to accelerate if we don't act now".

"The toll on human life and the environment is unfathomable. These events also come with a monumental price tag. New figures released this week show 2018 global disasters cost $160 billion. A third of that total came from just four events in the U.S., with California's Camp Fire being the costliest disaster of 2018 at $16.5 billion," he added.

"California is on the front lines of the climate crisis. In 2017, Ventura was hit with the state's then-largest wildfire burning nearly 300,000 acres. In early 2018, 23 people died in the Montecito mudslides. Later in the year, the Camp Fire left the town of Paradise in total ruin, killing 86 people. At the same time, the Woolsey Fire destroyed 1,643 structures, killed three people and prompted the evacuation of more than 295,000 residents," the op-ed notes.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis has expressed support for a resolution declaring a climate emergency in California, which suffered one of the deadliest wildfires in US history.

Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis has expressed support for a resolution declaring a climate emergency in California, which suffered one of the deadliest wildfires in US history.

In an op-ed he co-wrote with documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy and the Malibu Foundation's Trevor Neilson in Rolling Stone, Kiedis warned that "these extreme weather events are going to accelerate if we don't act now".

"The toll on human life and the environment is unfathomable. These events also come with a monumental price tag. New figures released this week show 2018 global disasters cost $160 billion. A third of that total came from just four events in the U.S., with California's Camp Fire being the costliest disaster of 2018 at $16.5 billion," he added.

"California is on the front lines of the climate crisis. In 2017, Ventura was hit with the state's then-largest wildfire burning nearly 300,000 acres. In early 2018, 23 people died in the Montecito mudslides. Later in the year, the Camp Fire left the town of Paradise in total ruin, killing 86 people. At the same time, the Woolsey Fire destroyed 1,643 structures, killed three people and prompted the evacuation of more than 295,000 residents," the op-ed notes.

Copyright(c) 2019 RTTNews.com. All Rights Reserved


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