Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea are in Paris this week to attend Pathway to Paris, which brings together musicians, artists, sustainability consultants and activists to discuss climate change solutions leading up to the UN climate change meeting. Gearing up before those events take place, the Atoms for Peace bandmates stopped by French TV show Le Grand Journal. The duo performed "Atoms For Peace" from Yorke's solo album, The Eraser.
The pair were also interviewed during the show, joined by author, filmmaker and social activist Naomi Klein. They discussed climate change and the sold-out Pathway to Paris concert and events. "I'm here because as much as I am shocked and saddened by completely hair-brained politicians saying that climate change is not real and that the globe is not warming as a result of human activity, I'm also, my heart is warmed by all the people that have so much love and care for the planet," Flea said.
"It's only this summit where the disinformation campaign that's being conducted by oil companies…has finally ceased to work," added Yorke. "And we as a global people now accept the signs. There's no more arguments, but unfortunately the mechanics of creating an agreement haven't really caught up with that. We're still in a situation where we're leaving it to an outdated mechanisms, we're leaving it to corporate lobbyists, we're leaving it to politicians whose information is bought and it makes me nervous that they are the ones in charge of this. However, this is all we've got."
Patti Smith is also participating in Pathways to Paris, which takes place December 4th and 5th.