TAIPEI (The China Post) — Responding to imminent challenges from climate change, protesters from the so-called Extinction Rebellion have clogged up the streets of central London for days. Among the many celebrities participating in the protest, Oscar-winning actress Dame Emma Thompson stood on the top of a pink boat to encourage the public in a demonstration to fight the estimated 104 million tons of plastic wastes dumped into the natural world annually.
According to protesters, the millions of single-use plastic bottles, carrier bags, and disposable coffee cups discarded each year have caused nearly 300 animal species to live around plastic debris. They have also put at least 1,000 marine turtles to death yearly, on top of much other endangered wildlife as only 20 percent of human wastes is properly recycled.
London residents’ daily routines and businesses have partly come to a halt because of traffic blocked under the ongoing protest, according to reports. Several roadblocks have also been set up by demonstrators sitting in on their fifth day.
A spokesman for Extinction Rebellion said: “The Climate and Ecological Crisis is the biggest problem-solving issue humanity has ever faced, no one individual can fix this alone,” amid demonstrations scattered across Oxford Circus and Marble Arch. “We have to come together to respond, and as a species decide how we want to live on this planet,” he added.
In related news, Jason Momoa, who is best known for his characteristic roles and beard on “Game of Thrones” and “Aquaman,” released a video on April 18, in which he shaved all of his bread in a desert with bottles dotted around.
Jason said he hopes to “bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet,” yet his act has unsettled many of his fans, who freaked out on social media seeing his clear jawline and the beard that exists no more.
“Jason Momoa has shaved his beard off in protest. What did I do to deserve this!? I will recycle everything I touch,” someone even tweeted.
According to several experts, the world actually has less than many may have thought, and many are in hopes to stop the world from throwing plastic wastes into oceans and landfills for the benefits of future generations. It is so far unclear when the protests in London will be met with an agreement.