‘I believe we are too late’: Rod Stewart says planet cannot be saved from climate change and lets rip on Trump

‘I think it’s too late to turn back now, I think global warming is going to spoil the Earth, ’ the singer said last week

Louise Boyle
New York
Tuesday 06 October 2020 20:04
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Rod Stewart has dubbed Donald Trump that “p**** in the White House" for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement after speaking about his fears that it’s “too late” to save the planet from climate change. 

The rocker, 75, made the dire predictions on the How to Wow podcast with broadcaster, Chris Evans, last week. 

“I think the good Lord is intent on wiping us all out, because we’ve spoiled the Earth. We’ve spoiled it. I think it’s too late to turn back now, I think global warming is going to spoil the Earth,” Sir Rod said.

"We’re literally, I believe we’re too late. ... And now with that p**** in the White House, pulling out of the Paris Accord, it’s terrible."

“I love America, I don’t love their president,” he said. 

The 2015 Paris Climate Accord is the agreement, signed by almost every nation, to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to avoid catastrophic climate change. 

The president has called the deal a “disaster” for the US and will fully withdraw from the agreement on 4 November if he is re-elected.

Sir Rod, who has long travelled on tour by private jet, joined dozens of celebrities earlier this year to support a climate change and coronavirus awareness campaign.

The Call for Code campaign calls for finding “tech solutions to help people suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change".

The initiative was also backed stars including Cyndi Lauper, Boy George, Sammy Hagar, Carole King, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Gloria Estefan and Quincy Jones.

"TOGETHER, we can fight back against #COVID19 & Climate Change," Sir Rod tweeted. "I encourage developers & innovators to make a difference." He also added the hashtag #TechforGood.

Sir Rod was forced to cancel his summer tour with Cheap Trick because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

He told Evans that he didn’t think there would be any concerts, or football games, with huge crowds next year. 

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