Musician Stevie Wonder kicked off a celebrity-packed hurricane relief benefit by asserting that climate change skeptics were willfully ignorant.
"Anyone who believes there's no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent, Lord, please save us all", he said before singing "Lean on Me".
Top names in the entertainment industry raised millions of dollars for survivors on Tuesday that succumbed to their fate through mega-storms Harvey and Irma, with Stevie Wonder and Beyonce also urging attention on climate change, reported AFP. When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences and no political persuasions.
Beyonce also delivered a heart-felt speech in a video, which was aired during the telethon.
Wonder continued his sermon by taking a more explicitly political stance on climate change. Just this past week, we've seen devastation from the monsoon in India and 8.1 quake in Mexico and multiple catastrophic hurricanes. "It just loves", Wonder said. "We have to prepared for what comes next so tonight we come together in a collective effort to raise our voices, help our communities, to lift our spirits and heal", she concluded.
Wonder added "And to those who think that in a normal climate. when it's the reverse to what it's supposed to be, then there's something wrong with them". Irma alone has left a trail of death and destruction from the Caribbean to Florida to the Southern United States.
On Sept. 7, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt asserted during an interview that it was inappropriate to reference climate change in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.