- The Washington Times - Monday, September 23, 2019

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke acknowledged in a new interview that people are right to brand him a hypocrite for jetting around the world while sounding the alarm on carbon emissions.

“The thing I’ve always struggled somewhat with is that if I’m campaigning on climate change, I’m someone who has to fly for my work, so, boom, I’m a hypocrite,” Mr. Yorke told BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs.”

“I totally agree I’m a hypocrite, but I’m trying to do something about it, and yes, you’re right, I’m a hypocrite,” he said, the New York Post reported.

Mr. Yorke, who has publicly supported environmentalist groups like Friends of The Earth and Greenpeace, appeared to shirk his responsibility for not doing his part to combat climate change, saying it’s really the politicians who are capable of enacting real change.

“The truth of the matter is we’re all part of a system,” he said. “It’s a systemic thing that has to change. You can do stuff but the real stuff has to happen in Parliament and the U.N., and has to happen now. We’re out of time.”

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