High flying Will.i.am fights global warming with a day torch
WHEN not nodding and smirking, The Voice’s talen investigator, a kind of musical Ironside, Will.i.am is part of the celebrity flight club, the elite group of jet-setting eco-activists that number chopping Gisele Bündchen and her eco-Ark, Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Jeanette Winterson, Jeremy Irons and Trudie Styler.
You might have caught Will.i.am singing Take Our Planet Back at Al Gore’s Green Inaugural Ball. Or you might have spotted him in Oxford:
‘Musician Will.i.am has been criticised for arriving at a climate change debate in a private helicopter, producing the same amount of CO2 most people do in a month … He even tweeted pictures of the so-called “hip.hop.copter” for fans to admire, after landing at the Oxford’s University Parks.’
‘From there, the singer used a pedal cycle to travel the remaining few hundred yards to the Radcliffe Observatory Weather Centre.’
The photo above is of Wills burning fossil fuels in a day torch.
As Wills said in a 2008 viral video: “I would like to see a cleaner earth for my child that I am bringing into the world very soon.”
Take it away, Wills: