Unexpected things can happen during live events and a hurricane telethon is no exception.
For last night’s “Hand in Hand” hurricane relief telethon, Stevie Wonder decided to add something extra to the script.
Stevie Wonder started by saying, “When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences and no political persuasions. It just loves.”
A few seconds later he added, “Anyone who believes there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent.”
Beyoncé also made an appearance for last nights hurricane relief telethon doubling down on the importance of climate changes effects around the world.
“The effects of climate change are playing out around the world everyday. Just this past week we’ve seen devastation from the monsoon in India, an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, and multiple catastrophic hurricanes,” said Beyoncé.
The connection between hurricane severity isn’t clear, but it’s clear that climate change is making hurricane impacts worse. So far, the Trump administration has refused to make a connection between climate change and the devastation left by the hurricanes.
With the combined efforts of many people the “Hand in Hand” telethon was able to raise more than $44 million.