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Thom Yorke Calls Himself a ‘Hypocrite’ When It Comes to Climate Change

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LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has called himself a “hypocrite” and admitted that his campaigning on climate change has often been at odds with his jet-setting lifestyle.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs,” the British musician said: “The thing I’ve always struggled somewhat with, is if I’m campaigning on climate change, I’m someone who has to fly for my work so…I totally agree I’m a hypocrite but…what do you want to do about it? You can do stuff but the real stuff has to happen in Parliament and the UN, and has to happen now, we’re out of time.”

Yorke, who has been a long-time campaigner for the environment and a keen supporter of charities including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, has previously spoken of the possibility of touring by train to avoid the carbon footprint of using air travel, however, decided it was ultimately unfeasible.

Earlier this year, Radiohead released all 18 hours of their 1997 OK Computer demos on Bandcamp, with all proceeds going towards climate activist group Extinction Rebellion.

You can listen to Yorke’s episode of “Desert Island Discs” here.

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