A well-known TV actress said she is giving up her U.S. green card and returning to Australia to reduce her “carbon footprint” and fight the “climate war.”
Yael Stone, a 34-year-old cast member on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” said in a Twitter video Tuesday that the bushfires raging across her home country convinced her it was time to leave the United States.
“After a long, considered process, we’ve come to understand that it’s unethical for us to set up a life in two countries knowing what we know. The carbon emissions alone from that flying, it’s unethical, it’s not right,” she said.
“So I will be going through the process of giving up my green card and saying goodbye to a life in America. I’m going to be here in Australia doing the work I can to make a difference here, because the time is now.”
A green card allows a foreigner to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis.
Stone added: “This is war, and we’ve only got 10 years, so let’s make these sacrifices, let’s make these changes, let’s put some skin in the game and say, ‘Yeah, I care and this is what I’m going to do about it.’ This is just the beginning from me.”
Not environmentally ethical to build a life across two continents. Time to make a sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/4gFVImMeMg
— Yael Stone (@YaelStone) January 7, 2020
Climate alarmists have seized on a 2018 U.N. report to claim humanity has until 2030 to save the world. However, the report actually said greenhouse gas emissions must be cut by 45 percent by that time to avoid irreversible and costly warming of the planet.
Stone has worked in both the United States and Australia since breaking out in “Orange is the New Black,” a long-running women’s prison comedy-drama. In 2018, she made #MeToo allegations against actor Geoffrey Rush, which he denied.
Why Yael Stone is giving up her green card
Stone’s declaration of climate war came shortly after Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, when a number of celebrities on stage demanded greater climate action. Joaquin Phoenix shamed his peers for flying “private jets” to the ceremony, and Russell Crowe sent a letter from his native Australia, saying “We need to act” against climate change so people can “all have a future.”
Meanwhile, host Ricky Gervais ripped the crowd for what he said were Hollywood’s hypocritical claims to be “woke.”
Days earlier, on Jan. 3, Stone posted another “climate war” video to Instagram, slamming Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his conservative government’s lax approach to greenhouse gas emissions.
“Our country is on fire,” she said. “Cold, calculated nothing. We don’t have leaders, we have cowards.”
“We have to step up because this is war. This is a climate war, she continued. “And for the first time, our enemy is not wearing a uniform that we’ll be able to recognize. Our enemy is our own behavior.”
Morrison said in an interview with the Australia Broadcast Corporation Sunday that his government wanted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but he rejected a single-minded focus on the issue.