Jamie Lee Curtis Urges Everyone To Pay Attention To Climate Change—”I Don’t Care What Side You’re On”

By: Ene Ayegba | Published: Nov 22, 2023

Jamie Lee Curtis recently spoke about the urgent need to address climate change. During a panel at ComicCon on July 21, the Academy Award-winning actress highlighted the challenges the world was currently facing due to climate change.

In her speech, Jamie Lee Curtis emphasized that climate change is not a matter of politics but something that impacts everyone. She urged people to set aside their political affiliations and start caring about this issue regardless of their beliefs.

No Room For Discussion

The star took to the stage at San Diego Comic-con to promote her first graphic novel, “Mother Nature,” which addresses the factors contributing to climate change.

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“There is a possibility of change, but we’re going to have to do it. I’m not proselytizing. I don’t care what side you’re on. It’s happening, and there are things we can do to ameliorate it and to try to stem the tide, excuse the pun,” the Halloween actress said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “S**t is happening, and so it feels absolutely on point right now,” she added.

Mother Nature

Her graphic novel is centered around the main character seeking revenge for her father’s death, which she believed was connected to an evil oil company. However, she discovers even more horrifying things than she initially anticipated.

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Curtis continued by saying, “It’s happening today! We are the hottest we’ve ever been in this country this week. I mean, talk about good timing. Seriously, we couldn’t be talking about something more important.”

The Hottest Years On Record

It has been proven that the United States is experiencing the highest temperatures ever recorded. Heatwaves have been occurring worldwide, and on July 3, 2023, it was officially recorded as the hottest day ever.

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This information comes from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, as reported by Reuters. According to NASA’s climate page, the hottest year on record was 1880, followed by the surprising year 2016.

Another Record-Breaking Year

Four years after 2016, in the year 2020, a new record was set for the hottest global average surface temperature. Since then, things have become worse. The rise in temperature is caused by human activities, leading to a long-term warming trend.

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Extreme heat temperature is a cause for concern because it triggers a chain reaction in the environment, similar to a snowball effect. This can result in more droughts, heat waves, and changes in sea levels, among other problems. So, it’s essential to understand the potential consequences of climate change.