Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Climate Change Is Not Science Fiction"
The 'Terminator: Genisys' star has been chosen by the French government to make the moral case for urgent action on climate change.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to make the moral case for urgent action on climate change, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.
The legendary action movie star joins Nobel Prize winners, philosophers, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, spiritual leaders and theologians in making the case for action at the world’s first Summit of Conscience for the Climate, held in Paris.
Speaking to an invited audience of intellectuals and spiritual leaders from all faiths, Schwarzenegger said: “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction. This is a battle in the real world; it is impacting us right now.
He added: “I believe the science is in. The debate is over and the time for action is now. This is bigger than any movie; this is the challenge of our time. And it is our responsibility to leave this world a better place than we found it, but right now we are failing future generations.”
The summit on Tuesday was called by French President Francois Hollande and comes ahead of a UN climate change meeting that will take place in Paris in December.