Brooke Kato, New York Post, May 30, 2023
Jane Fonda issued a stark warning about climate change on Saturday while placing the blame on white men.
“We’ve got about seven, eight years to cut ourselves in half of what we use of fossil fuels, and unfortunately, the people that have the least responsibility for it are hit the hardest — Global South, people on islands, poor people of color,” the “Book Club: The Next Chapter” actress said at the Cannes Film Festival.
“It is a tragedy that we have to absolutely stop. We have to arrest and jail those men — they’re all men [behind this].”
The two-time Oscar winner added that climate change would not be possible without racism or the patriarchy, in which “white men,” she said, are at the top.
“It’s good for us all to realize, there would be no climate crisis if there was no racism. There would be no climate crisis if there was no patriarchy. A mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way,” she argued. “White men are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom.”
In January, she said everything — such as “sexism, racism, misogyny, homophobia” and “the war” — is related.
“And if you really get into it, and study it and learn about it and the history of it and everything’s connected. There’d be no climate crisis if it wasn’t for racism,” she stated on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”