Emma Thompson says wants people to ‘shout loudly’ about climate change
From “Sense and Sensibility” to “Love Actually” and “Nanny McPhee”, British actress Emma Thompson is known for her memorable roles in costumes dramas, comedies and fantasy films.
But like fellow Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, the 57-year-old is also an avid environmental campaigner, seeking to raise awareness on issues such as fracking and climate change.
“I think that we’ve all got to shout as loudly as we can,” Thompson told Reuters in an interview. “Ordinary people now need to know more. They need to inform themselves. You can’t just sit back and go ‘look, I recycle’.”
The actress was speaking in Sweden, where she is adding her voice to fellow activists’ criticism of Norway’s plans to open up more oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.
By Ilze Filks